PRINCEVILLE — The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas received the Circle of Excellence “ACE” Community Service and Philanthropic Award at the recent American Resort Development Association convention in New Orleans.
The award, which recognizes an outstanding community contribution, was given to The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas for its numerous charitable efforts in support of the local community on Kauai. In the nine years since the resort opened, it has raised more than $400,000 for various charitable programs.
“As part of our company’s culture, we have always emphasized the importance of supporting the communities where we work and play,” said Stephen Williams, chief operating officer, Vistana Signature Experiences. “We’re extremely proud of the team on Kauai for their ongoing commitment to helping others and providing support to the many worthwhile organizations around the island.”
The resort’s charitable work includes an annual Jazz & Wine Festival that raises money for the Kauai Lifeguard Association, which aims to maximize ocean safety; an annual charity golf tournament that funds the resort’s various charitable efforts; participating in the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, which raises money for charities throughout Hawaii; and fundraising for a scholarship program that benefits The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas associates and their families.