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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel tops for art, golf



Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has announced the opening of Tiffany’s Art Agency, a new showroom displaying a curated collection of exquisite art including woodwork, paintings, sculptures, and pastel pieces from more than a dozen of Hawaii’s talented artists.

“As a result of Laurance S. Rockefeller’s passion for eclectic art, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel enjoys an extensive museum-quality collection and Tiffany’s Art Agency is a wonderful addition to that legacy,” said Phyllis Branco, hotel manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

“Not only does the showroom provide a glimpse into the creative works of emerging local artists, but it offers guests unique opportunities to experience the art in fun and interactive ways,” she said.

In addition to workshops, events, concierge art services and private studio tours, Tiffany’s Art Agency also features twice-a-week live oil paintings by Hawaii Island artist Mary Spears.

“We are excited to bring together so many island artists and display their works to hotel guests,” said Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, owner of Tiffany’s Art Agency. “I strongly feel that it is important to connect artists and collectors through meaningful experiences, and the new showroom will achieve that.”

Located adjacent to the Plumeria Coffee Bar and Mauna Kea Salon, the showroom is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

After founding the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel nearly 50 years ago, Laurance S. Rockefeller installed a 1,600-piece Pacific and Asian art collection including a 17th century pink granite Buddha from India.

Guests can learn more about the unique collection during the hotel’s weekly art tours beginning at 10 a.m. every Saturday.



Mauna Kea Beach Hotel earned two prestigious national accolades — Successful Meetings 2014 Pinnacle Award and inclusion in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2014” list.

Successful Meetings – 2014 Pinnacle Awards

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has once again received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings.

This marks the second consecutive year the hotel has received the honor, which recognizes the best meeting hotels, destinations and conference centers based on responses from the magazine’s readers.

All winners are listed in Successful Meetings’ annual Pinnacle Registry, published in the August edition and found online at:

Along with sister property Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort combines 30 venues for nearly 150,000 square feet of meeting space.

Golf Magazine – Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2014

Mauna Kea Golf Course earned the No. 33 spot on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2014” list.

The course is one of four Hawaii golf courses and the only Hawaii Island course to make the ranking, which was determined by a panel of golf writers, industry insiders and professional golf course raters.

The magazine’s September features the full list, available at:

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