Update on PCC’s Hukilau Marketplace, nearby hotel  

As indicated in the October issue of the Polynesian Cultural Center e-Newsletter, Kealii Haverly, Director of In-Center Marketing, continues to report that several stores in the PCCs new Hukilau Marketplace — which is under construction on the makai (oceanward) side of the Pacific Theater — will open this month…  “…if we receive our occupancy permits in time.” Otherwise, he said, those shops will open as soon as we get the permits. 

— aerial photos by senior volunteer Jack Baxter

— aerial photos by senior volunteer Jack Baxter

Haverly said the PCC still plans to hold a grand opening celebration — Polynesian style — for the new Hukilau Marketplace on January 23, 2015. And, FYI, here’s an ultra-wide construction progress shot of the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel that’s going up just makai (ocean-side) of the PCC’s Samoan and Maori Villages (with Laie Point on the left horizon).


Story by Mike Foley

mike_foleyMike Foley, who has worked off-and-on

at the Polynesian Cultural Center since

1968,  has been a full-time freelance

writer and digital media specialist since

2002, and had a long career in marketing

communications and PR before that. He

learned to speak fluent Samoan as a

Mormon missionary before moving to Laie

in 1967 — still does, and he has traveled

extensively over the years throughout

Polynesia and other Pacific islands. Foley

is mostly retired now, but continues to

contribute to various PCC and other media.