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Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea

A Laurence Rockefeller creation and known for its distinctive charm, this hotel has long been a favorite of international travelers. It's many features keep the unique appeal of the hotel intact, and guests can enjoy a 1600 piece art collection of museum quality Asian and Pacific artwork.

Mauna Kea Room

This hotel has 310 guestrooms, all of which include teakwood built-in closet drawers and sliding closet and lanai doors. Louvered shutters, ceiling fans, and locking screened entries offer an alternative to air conditioning. Each room has postcard reproductions of an original watercolor on its walls. Additional room furnishings include teak writing desks and rattan chairs.

Bathrooms have a second phone, Neutrogena toiletries, lace-edged shower caps, bathrobes, and slippers. All rooms have lanais with a table, chairs, and lounge chairs.

Deluxe Ocean View - One king or two twin beds. Floors 5 through 7. Ocean view. CD player, double sinks, TV/VCR, and rattan settee plus chairs. Furnished lanai.

Mountain View - One king or two twin beds. Floors 5 through 8. Mountain and fairway views. Furnished lanai.

Mauna Kea Dining

Batik - This fine-dining restaurant features European and Asian cuisine. The glass-enclosed dining room offers garden and ocean views. Specialty dishes include shrimp, lobster, or chicken served in spicy Thai or Batik's signature east Indian curry. Meals conclude with the delivery of bonbons atop a vented container of dry ice, which flows over tables like lava from an erupting volcano. In the cocktail lounge, a pianist performs nightly. Dinner reservations are recommended.

The Pavilion at Manta Ray Point - Architecture is inspired by 18th-century Buddhist temples. Two large bronze Japanese koi and a 9-foot diameter Japanese bronze bowl filled with small fish and water lilies sit at its southern entrance. The dining room has hardwood floors and glass doors that open to additional lanai seating. Breakfast service includes an á la carte menu, Continental, or full buffet. The gourmet dinner menu features native Hawaiian ingredients and such dishes as Big Island ahi sashimi, Waimea tomato and sweet Maui onion salad, and macadamia nut-crusted prawns with grilled pineapple rice and chili butter sauce.

19th Hole - Open for casual lunch in Mauna Kea's golf clubhouse. The menu includes American salads, burgers, and hot dogs, as well as sushi, sashimi, katsu-donburi, and saimin.

Hau Tree - This oceanfront restaurant serves lunch salads and sandwiches, ice cream, cookies, and drinks to hotel guests in swim and beachwear. One night each weekend, a "clambake" seafood buffet dinner features live Hawaiian entertainment. Clambake menu includes grilled fresh catch, Manila clams, Washington state mussels, Keahole lobster, and New England clam chowder.

Lu'au - A once-weekly buffet feast is served outdoors in traditional Hawaiian style, with Hawaiian music and dancing. The morning of the event, hotel guests can help prepare the imu (underground oven) to roast kalua pig.

Terrace Restaurant - This open-air restaurant serves a full Sunday brunch buffet.

Copper Bar - Cocktails are served day and night.
Live nightly entertainment.

Mauna Kea Property

Features include three restaurants, a weekly clam bake and luau, flower lei greeting upon arrival, thirteen lit tennis courts, two golf courses with special golf packages, beach activities center, and signing privileges at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Inspired by its environment, the hotel set architectural trends when opened by businessman and conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965. Its open-air, blue-tiled entryway has sand-colored concrete and seven-story palm trees. Staff and guests here include multiple generations of families.

Amenity highlights: Mauna Kea's golf course is built over black lava rock, and golfers can still tee off over an ocean inlet at the third hole. Public spaces feature 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks from founder Laurance Rockefeller's private collection—including one of only three known 7th-century pink granite Buddhas from India. Lifeguards watch swimmers, snorkelers, and sailors at the hotel's beautiful, white-sand crescent beach, and the large pool has an ocean view. Guests can choose from excursions, craft classes, lu'aus, and many recreational activities.

Insider tip: Mauna Kea guests enjoy the amenities of the resort's companion, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which includes a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. A shuttle between Mauna Kea's hotel, oceanfront tennis courts, and golf course; and Hapuna Beach's lobby, golf clubhouse, and fitness center departs every 20 minutes.

The resort's helipad is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island. The concierge can also help guests arrange activities such as parasailing or bicycle tours on the island. Lifeguards are on duty at the hotel's white-sand crescent beach, and snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats are available for rent.

Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller's private collection of 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks and artifacts is displayed throughout the hotel. A brochure is available for self-guided art tours; docent-guided tours of art and gardens are also offered weekly.

A salon offers hair styling, pedicures, and manicures, as well as massage treatments given in tents on the beach or in guestrooms. The fitness center with cable TV has self-service complimentary coffee. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available.

One evening each week, guests can join astronomers to view constellations through an 11-inch lens telescope. At Manta Ray Point, manta rays dine at night on small fish attracted by a spotlight, as hotel guests watch.

    * Swimming pool - outdoor
    * Spa services on site
    * Fitness equipment
    * Room service (limited hours)
    * Breakfast available (surcharge)
    * Room service
    * Parking
    * Parking (valet)
    * Conference room(s)
    * Banquet facilities
    * Photocopy machines
    * Internet access in public areas - surcharge
    * 24-hour front desk
    * Doorman/doorwoman
    * Safe-deposit box - front desk
    * Currency exchange
    * Translation services
    * Hair salon
    * Shopping on site
    * Domestic help available
    * Dry cleaning service
    * Shoe shine
    * Clubhouse
    * Caters to couples
    * Caters to families
    * Supervised child care/activities
    * Spa tub
    * Concierge services
    * Restaurant(s) in hotel
    * Bar/lounge
    * Coffee shop or café
    * Parking (free)
    * Limo or Town Car service available
    * On-site car rental
    * Catering
    * Audio-visual equipment
    * Fax machine
    * Number of rooms: 310
    * Porter/bellhop
    * Security guard
    * Multilingual staff
    * Medical assistance available
    * Babysitting or child care
    * Gift shops or newsstand
    * Tour assistance
    * Laundry facilities
    * Patio
    * Garden
    * Suitable for children
    * Caters to seniors
    * Caters to groups
    * Wheelchair accessible

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