MIKE AND JEN ARE BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE RITZ-CARLTON FOR THE KAPALUA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL!
CLIFFORD NAE’OLE – CULTURAL ADVISOR, THE RITZ-CARLTON/KAPALUA
With 35 years of hospitality industry experience in Hawaii and a native of Maui, HI, Clifford Nae’ole is the Hawaiian cultural advisor for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. In this unique position for the past 19 years, Mr. Nae’ole advises and educates employees and guests on proper Hawaiian protocol and customs, shares fascinating accounts of his homeland and ancestors, maintains a presence of the Hawaiian culture in the hotel and encourages a cohesive relationship with the community. Mr. Nae’ole has been featured in a national print and television advertising campaign for the Hawaii Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as on networks such as ESPN, E!, the Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Hawaiian Airlines Inflight video, “E” on Travel – Above and Below Maui – the recipient of two Emmy Awards in 2004, and more.
JAY HEIDENREICH – DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING, THE RITZ-CARLTON/KAPALUA
LEON GRICE – CONSUL-GENERAL, NEW ZEALAND CONSULATE GENERAL IN LOS ANGELES
The New Zealand Consulate General in Los Angeles is an overseas post of the New Zealand Government. It is responsible to the New Zealand Ambassador in Washington for pursuing a range of New Zealands interests in the western part of the United States. The Consul-General, the Honourable Leon Grice is accredited for the following state Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
ABOUT THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA:
Nestled on 54 acres, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua showcases a stunning destination resort offering 463 guestrooms, including 107 residential suites, warm wood floors, travertine bathrooms, flat-screen televisions and Hawaiian-inspired artwork. The Spa beckons with treatment rooms framed by private garden showers, volcanic stone grottos, heat therapies, and a fitness center with spectacular ocean views. Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment offers all levels activities from land to sea. Also featured are six restaurants, indoor/outdoor meeting space, an inviting children's pool and luxury cabanas. It is enveloped by picturesque Kapalua Resort’s two championship golf courses, dining and a century-old pineapple plantation.
KAPALUA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL: