Sea Salts of Hawaii – The Perfect Gourmet Gift

We are happy to now offer Sea Salts of Hawai‘i’s Gourmet Cooking Salts to our gift and amenity options. A variety of different seasoned salts are available.

The salts are harvested from salt farms in the Hawaiian Islands and from ancient deep sea waters offer the Kona Coast on the Island of Hawai‘i.

Traditionally, Hawaiian sea salt was used in ceremonial blessing of outgoing canoes and to preserve abundant catches. A tradition that carries on today. A gift of salt is considered a symbol of good luck and a blessing.

Some of the unique island salt blends include:
‘Alea- Red ‘Alea clay was traditionally added to Hawaiian sea salt to provide extra nutrition in the diets of the native people. Its fame has spread far from the islands and gourmet chefs use it to flavor the dishes of the world.
Kona – Pure sea-water evaporated by the warm Hawaiian sun, creates a seawater salt 33% lower in sodium than ordinary table salt. The clear and natural taste is prized by chefs of the seven seas and those who enjoy their cooking.
Uahi – Uahi is Hawaiian for the dark black smoke that rises from the coconut shell charcoal. The charcoal gives the alt its distinct color and antitoxin qualities. This black salt makes for a dramatic finish on fish and delicate foods and salads.

Maritz Partners with MC&A to Create an Award-Winning Program


Maritz Travel partnered with MC&A, Inc. on a program for Cisco Systems’ Chairman’s Club that recently won a prestigious Crystal Award for Exceptional Motivational Travel Program from SITE, a global network of meeting, travel and event professionals with over 2,100 members in 87 countries.

Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Its Chairman’s Club accomplishes many of their sales-related retention and motivation objectives: motivating and recognizing top sales people, enabling networking, and ensuring winners have exposure to senior leaders.

Cisco engaged Maritz Travel to create a unique motivational experience for the Big Island program that would inspire salespeople to strive for extraordinary business results and recognize them for their hard work and success. Top-performing sales individuals and their guests were invited to attend Chairman’s Club and, along with Cisco Executives, took over the Four Seasons Resort Hualalali, Kona, Hawaii – an ideal venue to offer winners an exclusive experience.

Chairman’s Club had been held in Hawaii for five years and Maritz Travel and Cisco had built strong relationships with MC&A, Inc. Together, a program was created that was filled with the celebration of success for the worldwide sales team and provided a unique experience that winners were able to share with leadership and peers.

There Be Pirates at This Party!

Ahoy Mateys! Looking for a fun way to celebrate your next Hawaiian shore leave? Add a flair for the fantastic with  MC&A’s Pirates-themed party.  Your crew of VIP guests will enjoy this special stop into their own private pirate cove filled with celebration and song.

Treasure chests filled with gold, jewels and other booty dress the tables and surrounding area. A few “fallen crew members” along with kegs of rum and exotic silks also add to the pirate decor. Inside, your crew can try their hand (or hooks) at different carnival pirate games or refresh their wardrobe in the pirate costume and hat-building stations.

The remains of a shipwreck long forgotten serves as a stage backdrop, while the live band in front keeps the energy going all night long. Throughout the event,  performers from around the world interact and entertain your guests with their mystifying skills.

This is definitely one port of call that you won’t want to miss.

Jurassic Park Roars Back to Life

MC&A recently created a Jurassic Park themed event at Kualoa Ranch, the actual filming location of the movie. Guests were treated to a tram ride through Kualoa Ranch as special VIPs of INGEN, the corporation behind the dinosaur cloning technology. They traveled through the iconic Jurassic Park gates and passed through open fields filled with giant dino eggs, nests and bones.

The tram took them up to an old science bunker filled with scientists and equipment to enjoy pupus and drinks. Afterwards, they drove down to the main campsite to enjoy a fabulous outdoor lunch. The sounds of the roaming dinosaurs could be echoing through the valley, adding to the excitement.

It was truly a fun and immersive experience that they won’t soon forget.

Photo Ops Get Vintage Spin

For your next event, instead of the standard photo op in front of a company logo, give your guests the full star treatment with a themed professional photoshoot. Our talented group of photo specialists will arrange for props, costumes and even make-up to make your group’s photos worthy of a Vanity Fair cover. Change ordinary group shots into extraordinary works of art that your guests will keep for a lifetime.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala 2012

We were proud to have been a sponsor of this year’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Annual Gala. Titled “An Evening of Hope…It Takes A Family”, this special gala celebrated the strength and commitment of Hawaii’s Ohana living with the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.  All proceeds from ticket and silent auction sales were given to JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T2D.

Party Like A Royal

Iolani Palace is the ideal location for adding a touch of royalty and history to any event. Treat your guests like royalty at one of Oahu’s most iconic landmarks. Iolani Palace was built in 1882 by King Kalakaua and is … Continue reading