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									CONTACT:
Leanne Pletcher                                                  Meredith Wertz
Marketing Manager                                                Marketing/P.R. Coordinator
Hilton Waikoloa Village                                          Hilton Waikoloa Village
(808) 886-2860                                                   (808) 886-2867
leanne_pletcher@hilton.com                                       meredith_wertz@hilton.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hilton Waikoloa Village Dolphin Days Summer Fest Countdown Begins
A new platinum pass, special room packages, and an interactive website help kickoff the event

KOHALA COAST, HAWAII’S BIG ISLAND (April 24, 2006) – Hilton Waikoloa Village is
getting ready to celebrate its 12th Annual Dolphin Days Summer Fest, scheduled from June 22
through 25. Guests at this remarkable festival will experience creative Hawaiian cuisine, dolphin
encounters, a jazz all-star concert, benefit auctions, golf and tennis tournaments and the grand
finale - The Great Waikoloa Food, Wine & Music Festival under the stars. The fun and
excitement of Dolphin Days Summer Fest benefits the Hawaii Shriners Hospital for Children and
the Pacific Marine Life Foundation.

New this year is a special Platinum Pass that includes the following:
    A 10% discount on Dolphin Days retail items
    One ticket to The Next Wave of Thirty Three Chefs of Dolphin Days reception on
   Thursday evening
    Preferred seating at the Dolphin Quest Learning Lagoon Dolphin Program on Friday
    One ticket and preferred seating for the Hot Rocks Luau at the Volcano Bar Friday night
    One ticket and priority admittance to the Great Waikoloa Food, Wine and Music Festival
   on Saturday evening
    A photo and autograph session with the jazz all-star band after Saturday night's
   performance
The Platinum Pass is $420 per person and is available online at www.dolphindays.com.

There is also a special Keiki Platinum Pass for children ages 5-12 for $275 per child. There are
two options.

Option One includes the following:
    A 10% discount on Dolphin Days retail items
    One dolphin plush toy
    Three nights of a children’s turn-down amenity
    One admittance to Twilight Adventure Camp with Dolphin Quest on Thursday evening
    Preferred seating at the Dolphin Quest Learning Lagoon Dolphin Program on Friday
    One ticket and preferred seating for the Hot Rocks Luau at the Volcano Bar Friday night
    The special children’s program Saturday evening at Camp Menehune

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Option Two includes the following:
    A 10% discount on Dolphin Days retail items
    One dolphin plush toy
    Three nights of a children’s turn-down amenity
    One admittance to Twilight Adventure Camp with Dolphin Quest on Thursday evening
    Preferred seating at the Dolphin Quest Learning Lagoon Dolphin Program on Friday
    One ticket and preferred seating for the Hot Rocks Luau at the Volcano Bar Friday night
    One ticket and priority admittance to the Great Waikoloa Food, Wine and Music Festival
   on Saturday evening

Also new this year is an interactive website. Purchase tickets online and make room reservations,
check out photos from last year’s event, learn more about Dolphin Days and the benefiting
charities, or check the event schedule for information. See for yourself at www.dolphindays.com.

Special Dolphin Days room packages are also new this year due to popular demand!

Kama’aina Dolphin One Night Package – One-night stay plus 2 tickets to Saturday night’s
event. Starting at $474 + tax per night. Package code “KD1.” Proof of valid Hawaii ID required
upon check-in. Valid June 24, 2006.

Mainland Dolphin One Night Package- One-night stay plus 2 tickets to Saturday night’s event.
Starting at $529 + tax per night. Package code “MD1.” Valid June 24, 2006.

Kama’aina Dolphin Two Night Package- Two-night stay plus 2 tickets to Friday night’s event,
2 tickets to Saturday night’s event. Starting at $419 per night. Package code “KD2.”
Proof of valid Hawaii ID required upon check-in. Valid June 23-24, 2006.

Mainland Dolphin Two Night Package- Two-night stay plus 2 tickets to Friday night’s event, 2
tickets to Saturday night’s event. Starting at $474 per night. Package code “MD2.” Valid June 23-
24, 2006.

To purchase please call the hotel direct at 808-886-1234 and ask for Room Reservations with the
corresponding package code. Packages are based on availability.

THE 12th ANNIVERSARY DOLPHIN DAYS LINEUP

The Next Wave of Thirty Three Chefs of Dolphin Days
Thursday, June 22
Select recipes from the elegant Thirty Three Chefs cookbook will be presented by Hilton
Waikoloa Village Executive Chef Kenny Omiya and his award-winning culinary team at this
Water’s Edge Ballroom mahalo reception and benefit silent auction from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tropical martinis and trendy cocktails with island flair will please revelers. Cost: $85 per person.
Reservations are required. Call the hotel direct at 808-886-1234 and ask for restaurant
reservations.

Radio Remote Broadcast
Friday, June 23
Stop by the Water’s Edge Ballroom and meet jazz entertainers, golf professionals, representatives
from Shriners Hospital for Children, and Big Island radio personalities broadcasting live. Stations
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include Pacific Radio Group’s KAPA and KBIG, Lava105 and KKOA Country, and KWXX.
Complimentary.

Dolphin Program
Friday, June 23
Set your beach towel on the oceanfront lawn and watch playful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins
perform a special 40-minute complimentary program at the Dolphin Quest Learning Lagoon.
Dolphin Quest, which independently owns and manages dolphin programs at the Hilton Waikoloa
Village, is world renowned for its dolphin research and education with interactive sessions for
children, adults and families. Special guests at this event include Big Island children serviced by
Hawaii Shriners Hospital. Arrive early to stake out the best seats, program begins at 5:00 p.m.
Complimentary.

Hot Rocks Luau at Volcano Bar
Friday, June 23
Friday's celebration continues into the evening with the Hot Rocks Luau on the Palace Lawn from
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Make sure to catch the ceremonial removal of the pig from the imu
(underground oven). Tihati Production's Polynesian drummers, dancers, and chanters will create
an array of high-energy entertainment. Feast upon a bountiful buffet of traditional luau-style
Hawaiian foods and sip on exotic tropical drinks from the Volcano Bar. Don’t forget to check out
the benefit silent auction with items from sports memorabilia to vacation packages. Cost: $85 for
adults, $42 for children ages 5 – 12. Inclusive of two drinks. To make reservations call the hotel
direct at 808-886-1234 and ask for restaurant reservations.

Dolphin Days Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 24
Dolphin Days goes full swing on Saturday at the Waikoloa Kings’ Golf Course with a 7:30 a.m.
shotgun start. Golfers will be greeted with a continental breakfast and gift bag before beginning
their 18-hole scramble. Enjoy a post-tournament lunch with great prizes. The cost is $150 and
includes continental breakfast, gift bag, and buffet luncheon. Second option is $175, inclusive of
three mulligans. For more information call Waikoloa Golf at 808-886-7888.

Dolphin Days Grand Prix Tennis Tournament
Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25
Kohala Tennis presents the Dolphin Days two-day tennis tournament. Saturday and Sunday men's
and women's tournaments invite all-comers at 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open skill levels. All ages are
welcome. Cost is $40 per player. For more information call Kohala Tennis at 808-886-2222.

The Great Waikoloa Food, Wine & Music Festival
Saturday, June 24
Dolphin Days culminates with its signature event - The Great Waikoloa Food, Wine & Music
Festival, held under the stars on the Palace Lawn beginning from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Over
two dozen of Hawaii's most talented chefs will prepare culinary specialties, paired with a wide
selection of fine wines, boutique brews and spirits. World-class jazz entertainers keep the
audience on their feet with an All-Star Smooth Jazz Jam Session. Headliners include Rick Braun,
Jeffrey Osborne.

While enjoying the best smooth jazz under the Hawaiian skies, partygoers will be able to stroll
through the benefit silent auction to bid on vacation packages, sports memorabilia, fine art pieces,
and much more!
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A dazzling fireworks display will punctuate the close of the 12th Anniversary Dolphin Days
Summer Fest. Cost is $140 before June 15, $150 June 15 – June 24, $75 for children ages 5 – 12.
Tickets include unlimited food, beverages and entertainment. To make reservations call the hotel
direct at 808-886-1234 and ask for restaurant reservations.

The After Party Jam Session at Malolo Lounge
Saturday, June 24
The food and wine fest celebration continues well into the night from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. at
Malolo Lounge adjacent to the main lobby. The After Party is great way to wrap up “the party of
the year,”gather with friends, enjoy tropical drinks, and dance the night away with live
entertainment.

The Dolphin Days Summer Fest event benefits the Hawaii Shriners Hospital for Children and the
Pacific Marine Life Foundation. Hawaii Shriners Hospital touches more than 21,000 children
from the Hawaiian Islands and the entire Pacific Basin. Keiki have received quality orthopedic
care at no cost through Hawaii Shriners Hospital since 1923. For more information visit
www.shrinershq.org.

Pacific Marine Life Foundation is a nonprofit organization created out of concern for the
pressures on wild dolphins, whales and their fragile marine ecosystems with a mission to work for
real solutions by supporting marine education, conservation and research. For more information
visit www.pmlf.org.

Over the past eleven years, Dolphin Days at Hilton Waikoloa Village has donated over $450,000
to these two highly deserving organizations.

Over 2,000 guests attend the four-day event and nearly 500 individuals, team members, and
businesses donate merchandise and services each year. Please contact Bambi Lau at 808-886-
2605 to join the fun and volunteer.

Tickets to Saturday night’s event are available May 15 at Mele Kai Music, Kona Brewing
Company, Kona Wine Market, Waikoloa Village Market, and the Kohala Essence Shop in the
Main Lobby of Hilton Waikoloa Village. Visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com for more
information or visit www.dolphindays.com to purchase tickets online. There will also be a
Special Events Desk in the Main Lobby of Hilton Waikoloa Village for ticket purchase and will-
call ticket pick-up starting Tuesday, June 20.

Please call the Dolphin Days hotline for more information. 808-886-1237, touch 7.

For more information or digital images please contact Special Events/Guest Activities Manager
Debbie Wund at 808-886-2884 or debbie_wund@hilton.com.

Events are subject to change.

About the Village

Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Big Island offers lush tropical gardens, exotic wildlife, cascading
waterfalls, tranquil lagoons and waterways, playful dolphins, three swimming pools, beautifully appointed
guest rooms and extensive indoor and outdoor meeting and event venues. The resort also boasts two
championship golf courses, a seaside putting course, world-class tennis, the luxurious Kohala Sports Club
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& Spa, nine international cuisine restaurants, the Museum Walkway, Camp Menehune children’s program
and Hawaiian cultural activities.

For reservations, call toll-free at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) from the U.S. and Canada or visit
www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call the resort directly at (808) 886-1234.


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