SOURCE: Hawaiian Hospitality Group, lnc

July 21, 2011 07:00 ET

Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. Strengthens With 20 New Venues to Accommodate Smaller Budgets and Increases Availability in Sluggish Economy

HALEIWA, HI--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2011) - In response to the increasing number of smaller, budget-minded destination weddings coming to Hawaii, Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HHGI), a growing provider of wedding and event services as well as sustainable land use solutions, announced a new collaboration that expands its destination wedding and event services to include approximately 20 new venues. These sites, located in every part of Oahu, including the famed North Shore, allow the company to host the most intimate affair to weddings of 500 guests. They will also feature the wide range of the premier services Hawaiian Hospitality Group has built its reputation on such as planning, catering and private air & ocean tours to name a few.

The move enables Hawaiian Hospitality Group to grow despite the ongoing sluggish economy, which in many cases has changed the scale of destination weddings. According to a 2010 Honolulu Advertiser report, while Hawaii remains a top wedding destination, because of the slower-than-expected economic recovery, whether it's inviting fewer guests or making their own wedding invitations, many brides and grooms are choosing to go small for their big day. But, says Linda Kress, CEO of Hawaiian Hospitality Group, that fits nicely into her company's long-range plan. "With the new sites and services, we can now provide a spectacular venue that will fit within the budget and availability of any bride that calls us," she says.

Hawaiian Hospitality Group's flagship property, Loulu Palm Estate on Oahu's idyllic North Shore, remains a favorite. Fronted by a mile-long white sand beach, backed by majestic green mountains and featuring an historic plantation house and sweeping oceanfront lawn, since 2009 Loulu Palm Estate has remained the perfect spot to create the memories of a lifetime. For this reason, the site already has more than 100 event bookings for 2011 and is anticipating at least that for 2012.

With Hawaiian Hospitality Group's new array of venues, says Kress, "We shouldn't have to turn any bride and groom away."

About Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc.
Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HHGI) is a growing provider of sustainable land use solutions and event services. The company draws on environmental engineering expertise to identify, design, develop and operate destination sites that provide environmental and commercial revitalization for Hawaii's coastal properties. Hawaiian Hospitality Group employs innovative approaches to land use that create profitable enterprises while restoring and preserving the beauty and natural resources of the Hawaiian Islands. The company generates revenue from venue fees, catering services, wedding planning and other services on the destination sites it develops, maximizing value while minimizing the ecological footprint of its operations.

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