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The Modern Honolulu® Continues Momentum And Enters Next Phase Of Growth

HONOLULU, HAWAII (NOV. 24, 2014) – As part of its ongoing plans to continue to build on its success as a full-service luxury boutique hotel on Oahu, THE MODERN HONOLULU’s ownership is pleased to announce current Managing Director Gerald Glennon will transition to the newly created position of Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor; and that Kelly Hoen, an award-winning hotelier and veteran of Hawaii’s tourism industry, will join the team as the hotel’s new General Manager.  This new leadership lineup will capitalize on the progress THE MODERN HONOLULU has achieved since its successful emergence as an independent hotel two years ago.

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Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra To Play Messiah With Sing-Along Hallelujah Chorus

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will present a Baroque holiday program on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Hawaii Theatre, performing some of the most popular classical music ever composed. 

The soothing and immensely popular Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon In D” will open the concert, along with "Christmas Concerto" by Arcangelo Corelli. The Oahu Choral Society (OCS) will join the HSO for the second half of the concert, performing Handel’s Messiah Part I with a triumphant sing-along Hallelujah Chorus, under the direction of OCS Artistic Director Esther Yoo. Messiah soloists will be Georgine Stark, soprano; Mary Chestnut Hicks, alto; Jim Price, tenor; and Leon Williams, baritone.

A&B Properties Provides Additional Security And Traffic Management For Kailua Town During Holidays

KAILUA, Hawaii — A&B Properties (A&B) announced today that, in an effort to keep the holiday season in Kailua Town merry and safe, it will be increasing the security presence throughout its Kailua Town properties. In addition to providing roving 24-hour security during the holiday shopping season for its commercial tenants and customers, security personnel will help manage traffic flow and access in and around Kailua Town.

“The safety of our tenants, their employees and customers, and Kailua residents is always a priority,” said Jon Moyer of A&B Properties, senior asset manager, who oversees A&B’s Kailua operations. “We want to ensure a safe environment, especially during the busy holiday season, so everyone can experience what makes Kailua Town special: the people, the diverse shops and restaurants and the pedestrian experience.”

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

EV drivers have a lot to be thankful for: Volta and sponsors provide 1.8 million miles in charging

 

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced as of Nov. 1 it has given away 1.8 million miles of charging in the past three years, through thousands of free charging sessions via its 26 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across Hawaii, part of the Volta Network. Volta now operates more than 80 charging stations nationwide, in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

 

“Hawaii EV drivers have embraced the renewable technology electric cars offer, demonstrating the public’s need for EV charging stations,” said Arden Penton, Volta Director of Media and Operations.  “Thanks to our sponsors, EV drivers have saved the equivalent of $240,000 in gasoline charges, offsetting 1.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide in Hawaii alone.  We are proud to make a substantial environmental impact.”

 

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DEP Completes 843kW Rooftop Covered Parking PV System at Airport Industrial Park

DEP Completes 843kW Rooftop Covered Parking PV System at Airport Industrial Park

 

HONOLULUwww.dephawaii.com – Airport Industrial Park (“AIPA Properties”), Hawaii’s largest commercial office property, today announced the commissioning of an 843 kW solar project installed by Distributed Energy Partners (“DEP”). This is the second project that DEP has completed for AIPA Properties’ site and together the two projects total just under 1 MW.

 

“It’s been a privilege to collaborate with a company as passionate about renewable energy as the folks at AIPA Properties,” said Todd Georgopapadakos of DEP. “The completion of a rooftop covered parking PV system on this scale is a testament to their commitment to sustainability.”

 

RevoluSun Takes Part in the Windward Climate Change Summit

RevoluSun Takes Part in the Windward Climate Change Summit

HONOLULU — RevoluSun’s Chief Operating Officer Colin Yost will present during the Windward Climate Change Summit from 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, November 23 at Kailua Elementary School. Experts at this summit will discuss climate change and its impact on Hawaii, and ways to mitigate its effects.

 

Several industry experts will lead two panel discussions:

1.     Hawaii Climate Change Briefing/Impacts and Vulnerability at 3:10 and

2.     Next Steps Panel/Building Resilience Locally, Nationally and Globally