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Prim and Property

| April 23, 2014 | Parties

The Party
Not only can The Howard Hughes Corporation create a stunning masterplan for the Kaka‘ako neighborhood, it can throw a fete as equally sumptuous as the luxurious urbane residences that it is building. And that’s just what it did to celebrate the grand opening of its Ward Village Information Center and Sales Gallery at the IBM Building.

The Scene
Illuminated by a vivid multicolored light display, the iconic building created a dazzling backdrop for the evening’s festivities. In the courtyard where strings of sparkling crystals festooned trees, movers and shakers were in full force, noshing on bites from Roy’s and sipping on glasses of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

The Highlights
After a round of welcoming speeches from Gov. Neil Abercrombie and The Howard Hughes Corporation’s David Striph and Nick Vanderboom, jazz siren Starr Kalahiki heated up the night. Design aficionados were also in heaven when they got to take a peek at the sleek displays and artworks inside. One major stunner was the vivid yellow mural created by artist Solomon Enos, an homage to the Hawaiian legend of Keaomelemele, which guests got to take home as an exclusive print. –Photos by Travis Okimoto


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