50 years for Sheraton Maui

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  1. sobore
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    50 years for Sheraton Maui

    Birthday celebration set for Friday night

    Half a century ago, the Sheraton Maui Hotel opened its doors as the first hotel in the Kaanapali Beach Resort.

    A special introductory rate was $15 per night, and the hotel was the only high rise along the beach in the planned resort community, said hotel officials and those who remember the hotel's beginnings.
    Fifty years later, rates have climbed with the times, with a check online of available hotel rooms today going for $360 per day to more than $800.


    Tourists swim in the waters below Pu‘u Keka‘a, or Black Rock, at the Sheraton Maui at Kaanapali in the resort’s early days. The resort celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    What is today known as the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is no longer a loner. It is surrounded by other hotels and time shares in the resort area, designed by Amfac Inc., which derived from American Factors, one of the so-called "Big Five" companies in the Territory of Hawaii.

    Yet some things remain, such as the nightly cliff dive ceremony off of Pu'u Keka'a, or Black Rock, the massive lava flow that juts out to the ocean next to the resort. The cliff dive is a tradition dating back to the days of Hawaiian royalty and Maui Chief Kahekili.

    To commemorate its history and birthday, a 50th anniversary Celebration Maui Nui Luau by Tihati Productions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday on the hotel's ocean lawn. Tickets are $63, as in 1963, when the hotel opened.

    The event, which is open to the public, will feature the history and culture of Maui and Kaanapali through song and dance of Maui and the Pacific.

    Reservations may be made at 877-4852 or via the Internet at sheraton-maui.com.
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  2. Food Wine and Miles

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    Spent part of my honeymoon at this hotel. It was great!
  3. jw3putt

    jw3putt Silver Member

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    Thanks for the pictures and history. We stayed at the hotel the last year before the renovation and then were there for the opening of the improved property. Interesting configuration of the old hotel was that when you arrived in the front circle and then had to go down one floor to the lobby.

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