Last night 70 industry professionals gathered at the Marble Bar at the Hilton Hotel Sydney to celebrate Hollywood in Hawaii at a cocktail event sponsored by Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hawaii Tourism Oceania, Hawaiian Airlines and Oahu Visitors Bureau.
Guests were treated to an array of Hawaii Regional Cuisine inspired dishes prepared by Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Executive Chef, Charles Charbonneau and had the chance to sample the iconic Blue Hawaiian cocktail.
Hawaii has been a popular movie destination since the 1930s which has helped Hawaii to gain worldwide fame and showcase the landscape, history, culture and people. With its golden beaches, volcanic deserts, lush rainforests and perfect blue ocean the islands have been served as the ultimate backdrop for over 130 movies and 160 TV-shows.
This year two blockbusters ‘Aloha’ and ‘Jurassic World’ has yet again put Hawaii on the world-map and showcased the diversity of the beautiful landscape. 5 lucky people won a number of accommodation prizes in Hawaii with the big winner taking home 2 tickets on Hawaiian Airlines and 4 nights accommodation in Hawaii.
PRIZE WINNERS IN PHOTO;
Left to right
Ashlee Galea- Hawaii Tourism Oceania
Vanessa Ligovich, Pinpoint
Carina Mullen, eCruising
Valerie Okamoto, Hilton Hawaii
Nina Henderson, House of Travel
Larissa Centorino, The Travel Authority
Fiona Dalton, Qantas Holidays
Andrew Denman, Hawaiian Airlines