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POSTED: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mauna Kea books C&K for opening

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will mark its grand opening with a luau and Cecilio & Kapono concert, complete with lavish dinner and concert packages benefiting the Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus.

The events take place over two days, beginning 6:30 p.m. March 27 and 28 on the hotel grounds at 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive on the Big Island's Kohala Coast.

Friday's event features a “;Cuisines of the World”; dinner with entertainment by the jazz-fusion group Hiroshima. Saturday's luau will feature entertainment by C&K, one of Hawaii's most beloved contemporary groups.

The cost of each dinner and concert is $150 per person, or $1,500 for a table of 10. VIP tables for $2,000 include preferred seating, complimentary champagne and wine. All attendees will receive mementos both evening.

Prices do not include applicable taxes, and some restrictions apply. For more information, call the Concierge Desk at 882-5707.

Situated on 60 acres above Kaunaoa Bay, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is reopening after a multimillion-dollar renovation. The American Institute of Architects has recognized it as one of the 150 best works of architecture nationwide.