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Makena Beach & Golf Resort takes Events to New Heights on Maui


Introducing Makena Vista special event venue, situated at the resort’s highest point


Makena, Maui, January 2010…Nearly 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the slope of Mt. Haleakala, Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s newest special occasion venue, Makena Vista, offers some of the finest views on Maui with rich natural surroundings at every turn.

Makena Vista features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring Hawaiian islands from near the signature 14th hole of the acclaimed Makena Golf Course. A short shuttle ride from the resort, the landscaped area provides convenience and seclusion for up to 150 guests, making it ideal for receptions, weddings and corporate functions.

Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s experienced on-site events staff provides full-service set-up in this exclusive outdoor setting, including event lighting, tables, chairs and cocktail seating, and accessories. Event and reception cuisine is prepared and presented fresh under the direction of executive chef Gregory Gaspar, who oversees the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Also provided for guests’ comfort are restroom accommodations.

For bookings from Feb. 1 to Oct. 31, 2010, guests can receive up to a 50-percent introductory discount on the site fee for Makena Vista, including transportation, for events of 50 people or more.

For more information on Makena Beach & Golf Resort and Makena Vista, and for reservations call 800-321-MAUI (6284) or 808-874-1111, or visit


Makena Beach & Golf Resort is situated on 1,800 acres of the southern shore of Maui in the Makena district of the island. The property offers 310 guestrooms and suites, each featuring private lanais, and commands sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as vistas of Maui's diverse landscape and the 10,000-foot Mount Haleakala.

The resort also features championship golf on the acclaimed Makena Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., 18-hole course that runs along the Pacific coastline, adjacent to the hotel. With stunning views from nearly every hole, the course is renowned for its ancient Hawaiian rock walls, natural gullies and stream beds, which were incorporated into the course's design.  Makena Beach & Golf Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International.

Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.  The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit

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