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Andaz Maui Plans a “Party with a Purpose”

August 20, 2018, 3:34 PM HST
* Updated August 20, 3:41 PM
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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort celebrates its 5th anniversary with an unforgettable bash on  Labor Day weekend. Taking place on Sunday, September 2, the Hoʻolauleʻa will bring in special guests of the Andaz Maui Family including chefs from Hyatt properties across Hawaii, the Morimoto Maui team, along with a vibrant lineup of live performances.

With sustainability at the heart of the Andaz Maui experience, a portion of every ticket sale will be donated to Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve – a thriving native ecosystem that is a vital water source on the island.

“We’re excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our award-winning experience, the first-ever Andaz destination in Hawaii,” says Michael Jokovich, Area Vice President and General Manager of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. “The island of Maui – its culture, people and natural surroundings – is as much a part of our resort as we are of it. We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate Hawaii while giving back to preserve the natural wonders that make the islands so special.”

The 5th Anniversary Celebration of Andaz Maui will take place on Sunday, September 2, from 3pm-9pm. Tickets are on sale now, with highlights from the celebration including:

· The Ultimate Anniversary Feast: Award-winning culinary talent will join forces to deliver the ultimate anniversary feast. With six culinary stations setup throughout the resort, guests will discover the vibrant flavors and signature cooking styles from the following special guest chefs while enjoying specialty Malibu cocktails from the Beach Bus and the resort’s award-winning craft cocktails:
Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Pasion of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Chef Nicko Fix of Morimoto Maui
Executive Chef Greg Grohowski of Hyatt Regency Maui
Executive Chef Matthew Smith of Grand Hyatt Kauai
Director of Culinary Operations Jeff Szombaty of Hyatt Regency Waikiki


· Live Entertainment: Guests will enjoy a thrilling lineup of live performances as the sun sets over Mokapu Beach. Kicking off at 3:00PM, performances include Kaena Duo, popular local reggae group Nuff Sedd, an exhilarating Fire Knife Show, and powerful performance from singer, songwriter Anuhea. Lineup as follows:
o Kaena Duo | 3-5 p.m.
o Nuff Sedd | 5-7 p.m.
o Fire Knife Show
o Anuhea | 7-9 p.m.


· Party with a Purpose: A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will be donated to Pu’u Kukui Watershed, the largest private nature preserve in the state of Hawaii extending more than 9,000 acres from ma uka to ma kai of Mauna Kahālāwai on Mauiʻs west side. Proceeds will also go toward the replanting of endemic plants on Andaz Maui’s 15-acre beachfront property to support the preservation of Hawaii’s vibrant ecosystem.

· Tickets: Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here. All tickets include access to live entertainment, local art & fashion booths, six culinary booths, unlimited beverage services, photo booth access and a shaded food court area with casual seating. VIP tickets include unlimited food and beverage service, along with access to exclusive seating area with direct stage view. Pricing as follows:
o Pre-sale: $150.00 per person + taxes and fees
o General Admission: $180.00 per person + taxes and fees
o VIP: $260.00 per person + taxes and fees
o VIP Table (Seats 8): $1,800.00 + taxes and fees

For tickets and more information, please visit the event site; you can also contact the Andaz Maui concierge team via email or at 808-243-4703.

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