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Polynesian Cultural Center Offers Special Mahalo to Hawaii’s Hospitality Industry Employees

Polynesian Cultural Center Offers Special Mahalo to Hawaii’s Hospitality Industry Employees

– Free general admission, Island Buffet, and Ha: Breath of Life through April –

Laie, Hawaii – March 6, 2014 – The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is saying ‘mahalo’ to Hawaii’s tourism ohana by offering general admission, dinner at the Island Buffet, and a ticket to Ha: Breath of Life for FREE to all hospitality industry employees through the end of April 2014.

Hospitality industry employees can also extend the benefits of PCC’s special mahalo to up to 10 guests at the discounted rate of $25 each (based on space availability).

All hospitality industry professionals who are Hawaii residents or based in Hawaii, including hotel, restaurant, ground transportation and airline employees, are eligible for this special offer. They must provide confirmation of hospitality employment with a valid company ID or letter on company stationery from the human resources department. Guests must provide proof of Hawaii residency to receive the $25 special.

Advance reservations are required for the Island Buffet and Ha: Breath of Life.

The PCC, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, is in the process of completing $100 million in facility and experiential improvements over a five-year period, of which includes Hawaiian Journey, PCC’s all-new immersive cinematic experience that debuted in March 2013.

An original production, Hawaiian Journey tells the story of native Hawaiians and their connection to the aina (land), transporting guests into gorgeous imagery of Hawaii as they experience crashing waves, mystic valleys, and powerful eruptions through interactive special effects.
Other recent improvements of note that guests can look forward to include the following:

Renovated Aotearoa (New Zealand) Village, featuring new carvings on the Marae (sacred place for cultural protocol and social gatherings) paying tribute to Hawaikiroa, an ancient Polynesian navigator.

A new Hawaii Village with a design and presentation inspired by the ahupuaa (land division used by ancient Hawaiians, usually extending from the uplands to the sea) that features new activities, architecture and exhibits honoring the native Hawaiian culture.

Renovation of Hale Aloha, home to the award-winning Alii Luau experience that features delicious cuisine, with the lively entertainment of the Hawaiian Islands.

Revitalized Samoa Village, which is historically one of PCC’s most popular venues due to its exciting presentations, including the tree climbing and coconut husking demonstrations.

The PCC is open Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. For more information or to make reservations visit www.PCCKamaaina.com, or call the PCC ticket office at (800) 367-7060. On Oahu, call 293-3333.

About the Polynesian Cultural Center
Located on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is the only cultural tourist attraction of its kind in the world and a favorite of all visitors to Hawaii. An engaging, interactive celebration showcasing the people, culture, arts and crafts of Polynesia, the PCC has entertained more than 37 million visitors from around the world in its first 50 years (1963-2013). A non-profit organization, 100 percent of PCC’s revenue goes to daily operations and to support the education of its student-employees from neighboring Brigham Young University-Hawaii.