Hawaii Mom Blog: International Market Place One-Year Anniversary Events

Dining

Recipes

Travel

Events

RECENT POSTS

August 2, 2017

International Market Place One-Year Anniversary Events

 In 1957, a legendary gathering place unlike any other in Hawaii was established in the heart of Waikiki – International Market Place. The iconic destination attracted visitors from all over the world who shopped, dined and experienced memorable performances by legendary entertainers like Don Ho before closing in 2014. Today, the story continues, as the fully reimagined shopping, dining and entertainment destination revealed by Taubman and CoastWood Capital Group marks its one-year anniversary on August 25, 2017.

“It has been an incredible year for International Market Place as kamaaina and the local business community have truly welcomed and embraced us,” said General Manager Michael Fenley. “We are committed to this community and look forward to offering unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experiences while at the same time celebrating the rich history of this land and its people.”

The shopping center will celebrate its anniversary with a month-long lineup of events, including free lei-making classes, concerts, outdoor movies, hula performances, charitable donations to local nonprofits, along with discounts and giveaways. A special part of the events, a one-of-a-kind bronze statue of legendary Hawaiian musician and entertainer Don Ho will be unveiled to the public on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

“Throughout the course of reimagining International Market Place, honoring the land’s rich history and musical heritage was the cornerstone of the project. This statue is a gift to the people of Hawaii and our visitors to commemorate Don Ho’s musical contributions and legacy for future generations to enjoy,” said Fenley.

Anchored by Hawaii’s only full-line Saks Fifth Avenue, International Market Place continues to enhance its compelling retail and restaurant mix. The center now has nearly 80 stores and restaurants, with approximately 50 percent being new to the market. Recent tenant openings include Tesla, Brunello Cucinelli, Pacific Harley Davidson, Vince, Billabong, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Philip Rickard, House of Samsonite, Martin & MacArthur, as well Mitsuwa Marketplace and Michael Mina’s new food hall concept, THE STREET, the first in the nation.

“It’s an honor to be part of this incredible project and to see International Market Place thriving,” said Chef Mina. “We love being a place for locals and visitors to enjoy and look forward to many more years of being a part of the Waikiki community.”

International Market Place experiences and tenants include:  

  • Third-level Grand Lanai, from award-winning Chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Michael Mina to locally-sourced dishes, Waikiki’s only open-air, multi-restaurant rooftop features nine fine dining and full service casual restaurants and unique-to-market eateries
  • Specialty food concepts, including THE STREET – A Michael Mina Social House, offering three bars and 13 gourmet stations, as well as Hawaii’s only Mitsuwa Marketplace, an authentic Japanese grocer with three unique food stations
  • New dining options coming soon include Hawaii’s only Herringbone and BAKU (opening in August)
  • Exclusive brands including Christian Louboutin, Shinola, Tesla, Intermix, Trina Turk, Jo Malone, Free People, Hanna Andersson, Oliver Peoples and Fabletics
  • Hawaii inspired collections and local designers such as GREENROOM Hawaii, Philip Rickard and Martin & MacArthur
  • Made-in-Hawaii edibles and items at Kula & Ko and Kona Coffee Purveyors 
  • Long-time island favorites Crazy Shirts and Maui Divers
  • New retailers on the horizon include ASICS and NightRider 
  • New this year, the Island Vibes Summer Concert Series showcases local Hawaiian musicians at the Queen’s Court stage every Saturday afternoon (through 9/2)
  • The nightly “O Na Lani Sunset Stories” show kicks off with the ceremonial lighting of the Lamaku Torch Tower followed by song and dance honoring the beloved Queen Emma
  • Through the interactive Cultural Journey, guests can engage with educational plaques to learn about the property, its people and Queen Emma’s legacy
“It’s a dream come true that Herringbone Waikiki is surrounded by such amazing restaurants, including the greats like Roy Yamaguchi and Michael Mina, in its new home on the Grand Lanai,” said Herringbone Founder, Chef Brian Malarkey. “In all my years, I have never seen such an inspiring collection of restaurants together in one place, and I’m beyond excited to work with Hakkasan Group to bring our restaurant to International Market Place this August.” 
 
For more information on International Market Place and the schedule of anniversary events, visit www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com/events; Instagram: @intlmktplace and in Japanese @intlmktplacejp; Facebook: facebook.com/IntlMktPlace and in Japanese at facebook.com/IntlMktPlaceJP.

Schedule of events:
  • August 1-31: Gift with Purchase Promotion*
    • Shoppers can receive a GREENROOM Gallery tote bag featuring an exclusive International Market Place banyan tree print by artist Koji Toyoda, when spending a combined total of $250 or more at any International Market Place retailer or restaurant. Guests can redeem same-day receipts at the Customer Service Desk located on Level 1 (available while supplies last). 
  • August 1:   The Street’s FOOD FIGHT! Kickoff (4-5 p.m.)
    • The Street: A Michael Mina Social House will launch a monthly cook-off event between award-winning chefs and mixologists in Queen’s Court. A panel of local and celebrity judges will determine winner. Diners can also vote by purchasing The Street Party, a pass for $37.
  • August 5-6:   Contemporary Lei Making Classes (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    • Attend contemporary lei making classes by lei artist and influencer Meleana Estes (@meleana_hawaii), no RSVP needed, lei available while supplies last
  • August 5:   Island Vibes Summer Concert Series: Lion Fiyah (3-5 p.m.)
    • Enjoy a free concert at the Queen’s Court stage 
  • Week of 8/7:   Charitable donation to Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
  • August 12-13:   Don Ho Music (classic hits from the artist will be continuously played over the shopping center’s sound system)
  • August 12:   Island Vibes Summer Concert Series: Dustin Park & The Travelahs (3-5 p.m.)
    • Enjoy a free concert at the Queen’s Court stage 
  • August 13:   Don Ho Statue Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony
    • 1:30-3 p.m. Don Ho statue unveiling in Banyan Court, Level 1
    • 4-6 p.m. Don Ho Tribute Kanikapila in Queen’s Court, Level 1 Enjoy the free kanikapila jam session honoring Don Ho, featuring fellow entertainers and friends: Melveen Leed, Marlene Sai, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Kimo Kahoano
    • 7-8 p.m. Don Ho Tribute Show in Queen’s Court, Level 1
    • The evening continues with another tribute concert to Don Ho featuring Henry Kapono and Friends
    • 8:15-8:45 p.m. “O Na Lani Sunset Stories” Storytelling and Hula Show in Queen’s Court, Level 1
  • Week of 8/14:   Charitable donation to Sustainable Coastlines
  • August 18-20:   Free Weekend Parking – Hawaii Statehood Day
    • In commemoration of Hawaii’s admission as the United States’ 50th state in August 1959, free parking will be offered from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 20. This includes a four-hour validation when spending a minimum of $10 at any International Market Place store or restaurant.
  • August 19-20:   Matinee Hula Performances (1-1:30 p.m.)
    • Celebrate Hawaii Statehood Day with matinee hula performances along with the daily “O Na Lani Sunset Stories” shows at 7:30 p.m.
  • August 19:   Island Vibes Summer Concert Series: The Steppahs (3-5 p.m.)
    • Enjoy a free concert at the Queen’s Court stage
  • Week of 8/21:   Charitable donation to AccesSurf
  • August 24:   Waikiki Nights: Duke Kahanamoku Inspired Films & Talk Story (7:30-9 p.m.)
    • To commemorate Duke Kahanamoku’s birthday, a special showcase of Hawaii News Now’s ‘Duke Kahanamoku: Hawaii’s Soul’ documentary in partnership with Duke’s OceanFest will be shown in Queen’s Court. Learn about the legendary waterman and father of international surfing whose iconic namesake nightclub at International Market Place jump-started the careers of countless local entertainers. Talk story with former senator and world-known surfer Fred Hemmings as he presents “Duke’s Longest Ride.” Hear from AccesSurf surfers who are motivated by Duke’s athleticism and aloha to compete in surf competitions during OceanFest. Finish the evening with Bud Browne’s Surfers and take a rare look back at the early days of surfing.
  • August 25-27:   One-Year Anniversary Weekend Promotion (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
    • Participating stores and restaurants will be offering special sales and promotions throughout the weekend
  • August 25:   International Market Place’s One-Year Anniversary (3-4 p.m.)
    • Celebrate the one-year anniversary of International Market Place on its special day. Enjoy Hawaiian music and other genres at its finest with a special performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band in the Queen’s Court.
  • August 26-27:   Earn 10x HawaiianMiles**
    • Shoppers can earn ten HawaiianMiles for every $1 spent, when spending a combined total of $100 or more at any International Market Place retailer or restaurant (up to 10,000 miles/person). Event is open to the public and guests can redeem same-day receipts at the Customer Service Desk located on Level 1 near Saks Fifth Avenue (see rules).
  • August 26:   Island Vibes Summer Concert Series: Honoka & Azita, Isle 5 and Na Leo (2-6 p.m.)
    • Enjoy a free concert at the Queen’s Court stage
  • August 27:   Island Vibes Summer Concert Series: The City Boys and Irie Love (2-6 p.m.)
    • Enjoy a free Sunday concert at the Queen’s Court stage
*Promotion is being conducted from August 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time and ends August 31, 2017 at 10 p.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (“Promotion Period”). To receive the Gift (defined herein), you must do the following: purchase a minimum  of $250 or more at any International Market Place store(s) or restaurant(s) during Promotion Period and present original receipt(s) during the Promotion Period to the International Market Place Customer Service Desk during operating hours only to receive Gift. The “Gift” includes the following: one (1) International Market Place Banyan Tree tote bag individually and collectively referred to as (“Gift”) valued at $20.00. Offer is valid while supplies last or until the end of the Promotion Period, whichever occurs first.  Gifts are non-transferable and may not be given, bartered or sold. There are no cash or Gift substitutes. Center reserves the right to substitute the Gift for one of equal or greater value if the designated Gift should become unavailable for any reason. A total of 300 Gifts are available for the Promotion. Only one (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period. Only one (1) Gift per household.

**Promotion is being conducted from August 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time and ends August 27, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Aleutian Standard Time (“Promotion Period”). To receive the Gift (defined herein), you must do the following:  Spend One Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($100.00) or more before tax and tip in a single day at any of the International Market Place stores or restaurants to earn HawaiianMiles through Hawaiian Airlines. Customer must provide HawaiianMiles number with receipts at the Customer Service counter at the time of purchases. Customer Service Representative will record your purchases and your HawaiianMiles account. The “Gift” includes the following:  Earn ten (10) HawaiianMiles per One Dollar ($1.00) of every One Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($100.00) spent. Shoppers can earn a maximum of Ten Thousand (10,000) miles [One Thousand and 00/100 ($1000.00) in receipts] for the Promotional Period. Receipts dated Saturday, August 26, must be redeemed during Center hours on the same day purchases were made. Receipts dated Sunday, August 27, must be redeemed during Center hours on the same day purchases were made. Purchases must be made at International Market Place retailers only. Purchases of gift certificates and gift cards do not qualify for miles.  Miles will not be awarded on returned merchandise. Please allow 4-6 weeks for miles to post to account. Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles standard terms and conditions apply. Additional restrictions may apply, see individual retailer or restaurant for details. Offer is valid until the end of the Promotion Period. Gifts are non-transferable and may not be given, bartered or sold.  There are no cash or Gift substitutes. Center reserves the right to substitute the Gift for one of equal or greater value if the designated Gift should become unavailable for any reason.  Only one (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period.  Only one (1) Gift of miles per HawaiianMiles account number. Visit www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com/hawaiianmiles for complete rules. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

The posts published on Hawaii Mom Blog are personal experiences and opinions only. Press releases and other information from business are shared if believed they may be of interest to Hawaii Mom Blog readers. Press releases/information from businesses do not reflect personal opinions. Unless otherwise specified, products are provided by the sponsor free of charge, and no monetary compensation is received. Hawaii Mom Blog assumes no liability for any malfunction, injury, or other loss or damage, whether direct, consequential, or incidental, arising out of services, companies, or products that have been featured, reviewed, given away, advertised, or written about on Hawaii Mom Blog. Click here for the Terms of Use.