“I walk. I golf. I this. I that.“ It’s one thing to watch professional golf on TV. It’s another thing to watch golf, either amateur, presidential or pro in person. Then you have watching the PGA Tour play at the Sony Open, formerly known as the Hawaiian Open, in person, live, right there, high above all the action in a luxury Skybox at the 18th hole. Here in this presentation with the Halekulani, Waikiki’s highly acclaimed 5-star rated resort hotel. For each day of the Sony Open, up to 40 VIP guests of the Halekulani were invited as a complimentary courtesy to watch the tournament from their Skybox. In the same area, Kahala Hotel & Resort, First Hawaiian Bank and several other corporate leaders in Hawaii also each had their own sections.
Along with the pleasant shade of a canopy, as well as comfort and ideal view of the green from raised stadium style seating, the Halekulani Skybox featured a full menu of dishes prepared both by Waialae Country Club, as well as the talented chefs of Halekulani. There was Carved Roast Beef Tenderloin and Huli Chicken Sandwiches, Shrimp Scampi, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Chinese-Style Roasted Pork Belly Bao, Ahi Poke Taro Chips, Beet Root Cured Salmon Crudo… and many more delicious treats!
There was also a full bar, including signature cocktails of the Halekulani, beer, wine and champagne. To top that off, a full wait staff did all the leg work. You simply have a seat in the luxury of the Skybox, circle what you want on the menu — whatever and however much you want to your heart’s content — and enjoy the game!
Speaking of which, the 2018 Sony Open PGA Tour Golf Tournament took place January 11 to 14, 2018 at the Waialae Country Club. The leaderboard was 1.) Patton Kazzire; 2.) James Hahn; 3.) Tom Hoge; 4.) Webb Simpson; 5.) Brian Stuard.
Well like the President, that’s just the pro golf players on the course making “easy money”. Now let’s get right back to the sidelines of the 18th hole where the REAL action is, up in the Halekulani Skybox! This, at the tournament on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th. Enjoy. ;-)
All food and drinks are complimentary to Halekulani Skybox VIP guests
Halekulani Signature Cocktail, the Legacy: a refreshing cocktail featuring Halekulani’s own signature Bourbon, Lychee & Edelflower Liqueur, a smooth blend that lends itself to the sounds of Jazz at Lewers Lounge
“Miss Bonde”, featuring a maceration of rasperies, vodka, caressed with champagne, a signature libation to enjoy in Halekulani’s L’Apertif at La Mer, and the Halekulani Mai Tai, featuring three types of rum and fresh juices… the classic from House Without A Key
Halekulani Ice Tea: Blend of lime juice, almond syrup, simple sugar and iced tea
Tapas creations by the renowned Chefs of Halekulani: Beet Root Cured Salmon Crudo with Roasted Beet Tartare and Horseradish Creme Fraiche – Banquet/Event Chef Shaden Saito / Petite Bouteille de Gazpacho a la Tomate et au Concombre, Epices d’Hawaii (Small Bottle of Tomato, Cucumber Gazpacho and Hawaiian Spices) – La Mer Chef de Cuisine Alexander Trancher / Candied Kumquat and Hawaiian Vanilla Macaron Pop – Executive Pastry Chef Mark Freischmidt
Halekulani assorted desserts
Russell Ikeda, Director Safety & Security for the Halekulani
Halekulani Food & Beverage Director Jason Waterlow (originally from Great Britain) and Banquet Chef Shaden Sato
Pomai with Dara Lum, Director of Public Relations for The Kahala Hotel & Resort (Skybox nextdoor neighbors to the Halekulani at the Sony Open)
George Szigeti, CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) with Pomai
Pomai with Richard Turbin, Attorney at Law with Turbin – Chu – Heidt
Summing it up, WOW, what a first class presentation by the Halekulani at the 2018 Sony Open. The food, the drinks and the people were all AMAZING! On behalf of the Tasty Island, it was such an honor to be a part of it all. Huge mahalos to Bonnie Bise and the entire staff of the Halekulani!