Grand Hyatt Kauai opens a cultural center

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Guests participating in a coconut basket-weaving workshop at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa's new cultural center.
Guests participating in a coconut basket-weaving workshop at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa's new cultural center. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy Grand Hyatt Kauai

In Poipu, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa recently opened Ke Kumu O Hihinui, a new center for guests to experience and connect with Hawaiian culture. 

The cultural center displays Hawaiian artifacts and traditional arts to increase visitor knowledge and awareness, and guests may participate in weekly classes on various Hawaiian art forms.

"This is a place where everyone can come together to learn through ma ka hana ka ike (hands on experiences), but also where they become teachers too by sharing their manao (ideas) and aloha with others," said Moani Tolentino, the resort's manager of Hawaiian culture.

Workshops offered may include hula, ukulele, flower leis, kukui nut bracelets and coconut baskets. 

"This is such a great addition, and it is an honor to see this come to fruition so that our guests and colleagues can learn and have a better understanding of Hawaiian culture," said Dan King, the resort's general manager.

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