The Beach Bar at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is the new hot spot for guests and Kama’iana to enjoy their weekend afternoons amidst live entertainment and the relaxing waves of the ocean. The Beach Bar is the perfect venue to enjoy live music on weekend afternoons, just steps from the beautiful sands of Waikiki Beach. Talented local musicians such as the David & Kamuela Duo and Randy Allen will delight guests with their performances of a variety of music including: Traditional Hawaiian, Hapa-Haole, and Island Contemporary. Guests can now enjoy live entertainment every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The new weekend entertainment offers guests a chance to relax under the afternoon sun while enjoying refreshing tropical beverages, martinis, frozen drinks and more. Guests and Kama’iana alike will enjoy the moana mai tai, a world famous original recipe made with Cruzan light rum, a touch of dekuyper, orange curacao & tropical juices beneath a float of dark rum. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks are available as well. The Beach Bar also offers an extensive selection of delicious pupus (appetizers) and small dishes such as fresh fish, salads, burgers, sandwiches and desserts.
Featured musical guest Randy Allen has been playing music professionally since 2002. His passion for music started in high school where he picked up guitar, ukulele, and singing. He started a local group “First Verse” and in 2005, their debut album, “From the Top” reached #5 on local radio station Island 98.5. Randy Allen performs as a solo guitarist with his remarkable relaxing vocals, at various venues on Oahu. He has a very unique acoustic lounge sound with influences from R&B, Soul, Pop, Oldies, Rock, and Local Contemporary Music.
The David & Kamuela Duo features David Asing, a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, ukulele, bass, and vocals. He was born into a family of talent musicians, and performs regularly in the hotels of Waikiki, restaurants around town, and private weddings. Kamuela Kahoano, The youngest son of a legendary Hawaiian icon Kimo Kahoano, is one of Hawaii’s newest rising and upcoming stars. As a duo the two compliment each other to create a variety of music that is sure to delight those in attendance.
The new afternoon entertainment at The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa complements the popular, Unwind… A Westin Evening RitualSM, which features the tastes, sights and sounds of Hawaii. The program has been rolling-out across all Westin Hotels & Resorts worldwide and each hotel’s unique Unwind is tailored to the local culture and environment. Unwind evening entertainment is offered every night at the moana and features the Hawaiian duo and hula dancer from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Acoustic guitar and contemporary Hawaiian soloists perform nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Designed to bring new energy to its resort, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa transforms the historic Banyan Courtyard into a gathering spot, encouraging guests to socialize alongside Waikiki Beach. The new entertainment options are a revival of the resorts legendary live performances in the past. The world-famous “Hawaii Calls” radio program, created in 1935 featured live musical performances at the Moana courtyard that were broadcasted to radio stations all over the world. Hosted by Webley Edwards, the show featured musical talents like Alfred Apaka, Haunani Kahalewai, Nina Keali’iwahamana, Boyce Rodrigues, Lani Custino, and Pua Almeida. Hawaii Calls was so popular it is often credited with making many Hawaiian performers household names across the U.S. and around the world.
“The renewed Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is committed to providing an experience that complements the hotel’s legacy as well as creating an environment where guests can renew, relax and restore themselves,” said Erik Berger, general manager of the newly transformed Moana Surfrider. “Our goal is to deliver an exceptional branded experience through the various amenities we offer, starting with traditional Hawaiian hospitality that this resort has delivered for 109 years, coupled with Westin Workout®, Heavenly Bed®, Heavenly Bath®, Sensory Welcome and Unwind.” These entertainment options offer guests a distinctly Hawaiian ritual for relaxation, renewal, and fun with friends and family.
Weekend daytime entertainment: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nightly Unwind entertainment: 6 to 11 p.m.
Valet parking is $6 when visiting the Beach Bar or complimentary when visiting the Beachhouse (limit 4 hours for each).
Self Parking is $4 when visiting the Beach Bar or complimentary for Beachhouse (limit 4 hours each).
For more information on Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, please visit www.moana-surfrider.com