$25 gift cards redeemable towards a future stay at the hotel for Ahu’ena Heiau kokua
May 24, 2010 – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
As Kona’s historic Ahu’ena Heiau gets refurbished, the surrounding landmark hotel is offering further incentive to the public to assist with the effort.
King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is giving away $25 gift cards redeemable towards a future stay at the hotel for all donations of yellow or brown ti leaves for the refurbishment of Ahu’ena Heiau. The gift cards are valid through December 19, 2010 and some blackout dates may apply.
Ahuena Heiau, Inc is the community-based non-profit leading the effort. They are seeking the community’s support to help gather another 100,000 yellow or brown ti leaves to complete the job.
“All of us involved in the restoration and maintenance of this historic treasure applaud King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel for this grand gesture to reward the community for donating ti leaves for our efforts,” stated Ahu’ena Heiau Board Chair Tom Hickcox in a press release.
Yellow or brown ti leaves may be dropped off daily between now and Sunday, June 6 at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Go to the hotel’s security guard shack at the entrance to the parking lot for instructions on where to drop off the ti leaves.
The Ahu’ena Heiau is a treaured Hawaiian cultural landmark, and was the personal heiau of Kamehameha the Great, who rededicated it to Lono.