Maui Arts & Entertainment

‘Ulalena Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

June 9, 2014, 12:48 PM HST
* Updated June 9, 1:54 PM
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Photo courtesy ‘Ulalena.

Women in the village beat kapa cloth. Photo by Moriah Diamond, courtesy ‘Ulalena.

By  Wendy Osher

For the third consecutive year, ‘Ulalena at Maui Theatre has received a certificate of excellence from the travel website TripAdvisor, the company announced.

The accolade honors hospitality excellence, and is given to qualifying establishments worldwide “that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.”

Criteria for selection reportedly includes review ratings, a business’ tenure, and popularity ranking.

“We are very proud of our team here at ‘Ulalena, who always goes the extra mile to make sure ‘Ulalena is an unforgettable experience for every person that walks through these doors,” said Maui Theatre general manager Todd Dougall in a company press release.

Photo courtesy ‘Ulalena.

Plantation worker scene. Photo by Moriah Diamond, courtesy ‘Ulalena.


He thanked fans for taking the time to review ‘Ulalena on TripAdvisor saying, “Our goal is to move people in a way that stays with them far beyond the 75-minute show. And I think this award shows we have accomplished that,” said Dougall.


Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for business also commented in the company press release saying, “TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence. The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

‘Ulalena is a theatrical production that began on Maui about 14 years ago. The production provides a depiction of the islands’ history combined with music, dance, and acrobatics.

The company describes the production as a, “quintessential cultural experience for our islands’ visitors, and a touching homage to Hawaiian people that Hawaiʻi residents can truly take pride in.”

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