The Hale Aina Awards has and will continue to benefit the Hale Aina Ohana, a culinary non-profit whose mission is to support culinary education in Hawaii.
The Hale 'Aina 'Ohana is hosting an extraordinary silent auction at the event. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Hale 'Aina 'Ohana's mission to provide culinary education to Hawai‘i's future chefs through visiting guest experts and professional training classes.
The silent auction and accompanying opportunity tickets will feature an array of premiere offerings including a Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Royal Rajasthan India Palace Tour -- valued at $20,000. The India Palace Tour invites you to enjoy nine-splendid-nights in exotic Taj properties: The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi or Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; The Gateway Hotel Agra, Rambagh Palace Jaipur; Umade Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, and the Taj Lake Palace Udalpur. The tour includes accomodations for two in a luxury suite and one private Royal Rajasthan Dinner for two at the Taj Lake Palace, Rambagh Palace, and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
For those interested in domestic travel, a premium package includes two Continental Airlines round-trip-tickets with a two-night stay at The Pierre in New York and dinner for two at La Caprice - a great opportunity to explore the Big Apple. Another option is to enjoy a coastal California premium package including Continental Airlines round-trip-tickets for two with a two-night ocean view stay at the Montage Laguna Beach Hotel.
A $1,500 gift certificate to the Leading Hotels of the World opens the door to extraordinary luxury travel, staying in some of the world's most celebrated hotels and resorts. Your choice - you can escape to Stowe Mountain Resort for a winter ski get away with lift tickets accompanying ski or snowboard rentals or, if you fancy summer, you can choose a Stowe Mountain Resort golf get-away including greens fees and cart.
Bidders at the silent auction can also select hotel stays at the Taj Boston, Campton Place San Francisco, or a junior suite at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences in London. A deluxe five-night stay with a champagne welcome is available at Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida. Those looking for a close-to-home respite and relaxation can consider packages at The Four Seasons Maui, The Kahala, and the recently opened chic THE EDITION Waikiki. The golfers attending the celebration can bid on a JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa Ko Olina stay with a round of golf.
For the fashion conscious, the Hale 'Aina 'Ohana auction offers a stunning Salvatore Ferragmano brown leather bag valued at $1,800. The auction boasts premium dining options such as Roy's Restaurants and the Halekulani's La Mer Degustation Menu for two with wine, followed by relaxation in a Halekulani Diamond Head Ocean Suite with breakfast. For the adventurous, select the personally guided tour of the Honolulu Fish Auction followed by breakfast at Nico's.
Here is a sneak preview of the items:
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