It will be a festive month at the Hawaii Prince

April will be a very eventful month for the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, who will be hosting various special brunches, dinners, and the Hanami Sake Festival.

“The Hanami Sake Festival features over 100 better-quality sakes and various food booths including our own,” said Aaron Miyakawa, director of restaurants for the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. Restaurants present at the festival include Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, Bernini, Urawa, Tokkuri-Tei, and Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki’s own Hakone and Prince Court. Some of the breweries partnering at the festival include Asahi Brewery, Katou Kahachiro Shuzou, Kamikokoro, Ichinokura, and Nanbu Bijin.

Live entertainment by Hawaii-based singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Jon Basebase will add to the ambiance of the festival. There will also be a live taiko drum performance, a form of Japanese ensemble drumming, by Hawaii’s own Dragon Beat.

The Hanami Sake Festival will take place at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki’s Mauna Kea Ballroom on Friday, April 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entrance may be pre-purchased for $90 on the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki’s website. Tickets may be purchased at the hotel on the day of the festival for $100. Entry includes sake, food, tax, and service fees.

On Easter Sunday, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki will be holding its annual Easter brunch and dinner buffets. Happening simultaneously, both the Prince Court and the Bird of Paradise will be hosting Easter brunches. The Easter brunches will also feature an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself.

The Prince Court, known for its fresh produce from land and sea, will be serving many items on their brunch menu for Easter including both a waffle and omelet station, snow crab legs, roasted and kalua pork, prime ribs, a soba station, and a wide variety of desserts at the dessert station. The Prince Court Easter brunch will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry will be $59 for adults and $29.50 for children between 6 and 10 years old.

At the Bird of Paradise, guests will be partaking on an equally scrumptious brunch selection. The Bird of Paradise, located at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club, offers a more casual selection of resort dining. For the Easter brunch, plates will include local favorites such as a dim sum station, sushi, sashimi, steamed crab legs, and sliced fresh fruit. The Bird of Paradise Easter brunch will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry will be $46 for adults and $23 for children between 6 and 10 years old.

Once the evening comes around, the Prince Court will be hosting Easter dinner. Just in time to view the sunset and the spectacular view of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Easter dinner will be kicking off with a grand selection of dishes. Entrées will include steamed crab legs with drawn butter, half shell mussels and oysters, various poke options, grilled snapper, and penne pasta with pancetta. The Prince Court Easter dinner will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry will be $59 for adults and $29.50 for children between 6 and 10 years old.

Holiday events are not new to the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. “We’ve held holiday brunches, dinners, and events for at least twenty years now,” said Aaron. “Events are all open to the public.”

As the events are open to the public, it is expected they will be a complete success and sell fast. “Reservations are highly recommended for the Easter brunches and dinner since there is planned seating,” said Aaron.

One more event happening at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki this April is in celebration of Administrative Professionals Day. This year, Administrative Professionals Day falls on Wednesday the 23rd. More details on Administrative Professionals Day will be available in the coming days on the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki website.

Located in beautiful Waikiki Beach, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is the crown jewel of Oahu’s luxury resorts. The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki has received many awards, particularly for their restaurants and buffets including TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2012 and 2013 as well Hakone being chosen as Top Rated Japanese Cuisine in 2013.

The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki features over 500 oceanfront rooms, including 57 luxury suites. The Hawaii Prince Golf Club is found on the hotel grounds offering 27 holes designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. The hotel is located at a short walking distance from the beach, the Hawaii Convention Center, and the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Whether it’s visiting Hawaii or taking a staycation, your expectations will be met and surpassed. The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki stands out for its beautiful views combined with top-notch service and wide variety of restaurants.