The Press Room
The Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Welcome to the Press Room of the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Below you'll find the latest news and press about our award-winning hotel in Kona, Hawaii. To get in touch with our PR & Marketing Department, please contact Marketing@PacificaHotels.com.
Ring in the Holidays Dec. 2 at Christmas with the Chefs
Nov. 2017 – Sugarplums will dance in your head Saturday, Dec. 2 at the festive Christmas with the Chefs. The annual holiday gala returns to the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel from 5:30-8 pm. Read full article here.
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Welcomes Ululani’s
Oct. 4, 2017 – Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is set to host a grand opening party, celebrating the arrival of Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice to the Kailua Kona hotel. Scheduled for October 20th from 12 pm – 4 pm, this grand opening celebration will offer free samples, giveaways and swag as the hotel welcomes guests and locals alike. Read full article here.
2,500 Paddlers to Compete in Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Races
Aug. 18, 2017 – The 2017 Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races will welcome more than 2,500 competitive paddlers to Historic Kailua Village when the world’s largest long-distance outrigger canoe race gets underway over Labor Day Weekend. Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club, one of Hawai‘i’s oldest outrigger canoe clubs, will host crews from American Samoa, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Tahiti, United Kingdom and an estimated 75-plus crews from the US. Read the full article here.
International Billfish Tournament Makes a Splash at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Aug. 8, 2016 – At the Courtyard King Kamehameha, the glittering ocean offers more than just a stunning view. Its perfect azure waves also promise plenty of big fish to catch. And from July 30 to August 6, 2016, teams from around the world arrive at this Big Island hotel to see who can catch the biggest one when they compete in the 57th-annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Read the full article here.
Finding King Kamehameha: Charting a Path to Greatness
Aug. 8, 2016 –"King Kamehameha fought lots of battles on this island," said Kahakahi'i, who was sitting cross-legged in the sun, carving what he described as a battle knife, when we stopped to watch him work. We hadn't expected to trace Kamehameha's footsteps when we flew into Kona International Airport, on the Big Island, and checked into the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, in Kailua-Kona. Read the full article here.
Kona Beach Hotel Ideal for Celebrating King Kamehameha Day
May 31, 2016 – Celebrate the legacy of King Kamehameha from Kamakahonu Bay and experience first-hand the natural beauty that surrounded the ruler's residence on the Big Island when booking Celebration Parade accommodations at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. The 100th annual King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade is set for Saturday, June 11, in Historic Kailua Village. Read the full article here.
Christmas With The Chefs
Nov. 6, 2015 - Christmas with the Chefs is a holiday gala from 5:30-8 p.m. on December 5, 2015 on the historic, seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Guests will enjoy over 20 culinary stations, jazz by the Bill Noble Trio, dancing under the starts, a silent auction, fine wines, and handcrafted beers. Read full article or buy tickets here.
Kona Beach Hotel Again Partners with IRONMAN World Championship
Sept. 23, 2015 – A journey of dedication and adventure will come full circle in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, as athletes from across the world converge at the starting line of the 38th Ironman World Championship at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Oct. 10. Providing the starting and finish lines for this impressive world event, the Courtyard is a proud sponsor of the annual triathlon which draws thousands of participants and spectators to Hawaii’s Big Island. Read the full article here.
King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Partners with Queen Lili'uokalani Outrigger Canoe Races
Aug. 25, 2015 - Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is proud to partner with Queen Lili'uokalani Outrigger Canoe Races for the "world’s largest long distance canoe races" from Thursday, September 3, 2015 through Monday, September 7, 2015. Read the full article here.
11th Annual Kona Surf Film Festival on Hawaii Island this Weekend
Jan. 26, 2015 - Surfs up! Want to watch experts shred some serious and guaranteed waves from the shores of Hawaii Island’s Kailua-Kona this weekend? Then don’t miss the 11th annual Kona Surf Film Festival. The fest, happening this Friday and Saturday, will screen a variety of independent short and feature-length surf and surf-inspired films from around the world. Read the full article here.
Surf Film Festival Returns to Kona Beach Hotel With Movies, Music and More
December 30, 2014 - You don’t have to don a wetsuit and plunge into the Pacific to appreciate the triumphs and travails of the surfing culture. In fact, all you need is to be at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on January 30 and 31, 2015. There, the goal isn’t to catch the next wave, but to catch the next movie during the 11th-annual Kona Surf Film Festival. Read full article here.
Home of Hawai’i Island’s ‘Best Lū‘au’ for Three Consecutive Years
The Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is proud to host the ”Best Lū‘au on Hawai’i Island” as voted by locals for three consecutive years in West Hawaii Today’s Best Of issue. Offered three times a week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the Lū‘au provides an unforgettable, authentic Polynesian experience at the historic site that was once King Kamehameha The Great’s residence. Read full article here.
Chef Roy Basilio, New Executive Chef
The North Shore of Oʻahu native, Roy Basilio, produces an exciting, seasonally spontaneous gastronomic experience for guests at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, particularly at the signature restaurant, Honu’s on the Beach. Chef Basilio’s unique flavor combinations highlight Hawaiʻi Island’s fresh, local ingredients while incorporating his own unique twist on popular favorites stemming from his world travels and experience. Read full article here.
The Born to Shop Traveler
May 29, 2014 - On the Big Island of Hawaii, you can spend more than $1000 for a standard room with no view at a 5-star big name property or you can find a tiny bungalow for about $100/night in a no-star beach community. My needs were specific… I wanted an ocean view room in a fab hotel convenient to shopping, and my budget was $200/night. The Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel was a perfect choice and my island home for five nights. Read full article here.
Star.com - TRAVEL - "Best Buy of the Week"
April 25, 2015 - Hawaii’s Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel has a Family Package leading in at $204 (all prices U.S.) including accommodation as well as free breakfast for up to two adults and two kids 12 and under, and a $50 activity credit. The package is available through July 31 and a two-night minimum stay applies. Read full article here.
Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Serves As Official Hotel Headquarters for 2013 Ironman World Championship
Sept. 12, 2013 – Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, a Pacifica Hotels property, is proud to announce its continued partnership as the official hotel headquarters for the IRONMAN World Championship. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the IRONMAN World Championship will be held in KailuaKona, Hawaii on October 12, 2013, with many of the events taking place just outside the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Read full article here.
King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Telephone: (808) 329-2911