Through its partnership with The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, the Kahala Hotel and Resort is planting endemic forests on Oahu and Hawai'i Island.
Hawaii is the only place in the United States where tropical rainforests and cloud forests exist. Sugar, pineapple and cattle ranching have destroyed these native forests. Our mission is to rebuild these natural environments and restore the diversity and integrity of the native ecosystem. By doing this we will help create a better future for all living things. Our ultimate goal is to create a sustainable model that inspires others to come together to take action. By increasing awareness for how the simple act of planting a tree impacts our environment, we, with guests like you, can change the face of the planet.
In 2014, Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI) commissioned a replica of the cape and helmet of Hawaiian High Chief Ke‘eaumoku Pāpa'iahiahi.
This cape set is part of a series of 14 capes, representing each of the Hawaiian leaders depicted in “Aha’ula O Kamehameha Kunuiakea.” The collection was dedicated in a private ceremony and blessing at the Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu Island on September 23rd, 2015, where it will remain on permanent display.
”We are excited to partner with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative to provide our guests with educational and enriching experiences that reflect Hawai‘i’s rich culture and history,”
said Carmine Iommazzo , General Manager of The Kahala Hotel & Resort.