Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show returns to Hawai’i Convention Center

  • Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, left, shakes hands with UHA Health Insurance president Howard Lee during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show on Wednesday at the Hawai’i Convention Center. Also pictured are Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association president Mufi Hannemann, Honolulu Star-Advertiser president and publisher Dennis Francis, and Honolulu Star-Advertiser chief revenue officer David Kennedy, right. The event, which will ends Thursday, is among the first major Honolulu public events since Friday’s lifting of face-mask and other COVID-19 mandates.

  • Shawn Mawae, who handles international sales with Lion Coffee, shares a laugh with guests.

  • William Shen, top, and Janet Cody, middle, get a tutorial on the Body Shaper from Wendy Lin of Dr. fuji.

  • Armstrong Produce bid coordinator Chyenne Kaluna, left, and account executive Liann Sato marvel at the colorful produce at the Sysco booth.

  • Hawaii Restaurant Association president Greg Maples speaks during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show on Wednesday.

  • Ernesto Barajas, left, and Michael Makishima prep steak samples at the Niman Ranch booth.

  • Pam Amimoto, right, talks with Tea Chest co-owner Satomi Goo.

  • An assortment of locally grown produce is seen at the Sysco booth.

  • Kahu Curt Kekuna, middle, performs a pule and blessing during the first day of the 2022 Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show on Wednesday.

  • Shawn Mawae, left, who handles international sales with Lion Coffee, hands a coffee sample to Scott Rhine.

  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser president and publisher Dennis Francis speaks during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show.

  • Richard Xie enjoys time in a Dr. Fuji massage chair.

  • Meadow Gold’s Don Hirota, right, talks with a guest.

  • From left, HLTA president Mufi Hannemann, Honolulu Star-Advertiser president Dennis Francis, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, UHA Health Insurance president Howard Lee, and Star-Advertiser chief revenue officer David Kennedy greet and share a laugh during the first day of the Hawai’ i Hotel and Restaurant Show.

  • Pat Tobara enjoys a Meadow Gold sorbet sample.

  • Kahu Curt Kekuna, right, performs a pule and blessing during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show on Wednesday.

  • Guest lanyards are distributed during opening day.

  • HLTA president Mufi Hannemann speaks during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show.

  • From left, HRA president Greg Maples, HTLA president Mufi Hannemann, Honolulu Star-Advertiser president Dennis Francis, and Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi untie the maile lei.

  • The first guests arrive during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show on Wednesday at the Hawaii Convention Center.

  • William Shen, top, and Janet Cody, middle, get a tutorial on the Body Shaper from Wendy Lin of Dr. fuji..

  • From right, HRA president Greg Maples, HLTA president Mufi Hannemann, Honolulu Star-Advertiser president Dennis Francis, and Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi hold the opening maile lei.

  • Ernesto Barajas, top, of Niman Ranch, talks with Jim Henzi about various meat and plant-based meat products.

  • Richard Xie enjoys time in a Dr. Fuji massage chair.

  • UHA Health Insurance president Howard Lee, left, shakes hands with Honolulu Star-Advertiser chief revenue officer David Kennedy.

  • Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi speaks during the first day of the Hawai’i Hotel and Restaurant Show.

  • Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published.