Marianne’s birthday helps Nana’s House; Whaler’s Cove receives honor

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Whaler’s Cove, located across the historic Koloa Landing, recently earned the Tripadvisor Best of the Best 2022 award, being announced by Tripadvisor as one of the top 1 percent of hotels worldwide.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Whaler’s Cove General Manager Marianne Martin shows off the Tripadvisor relationship that started when they took over management of Whaler’s Cove in 2010. Whaler’s Cove recently received a Tripadvisor Best of the Best award for 2022, designating the Po‘ipu resort as being “in the top 1 percent of hotels worldwide.”

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    ‘It even lights up,” said Alexis Valdez of Whaler’s Cove who created the Nana’s House replica inspired by Valdez’s mom who creates donation boxes for graduations, weddings, and other big celebrations.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Whaler’s Cove General Manager Marianne Martin turns over a $3,000 award to Stephanie Funtanilla of Child and Family Service Nana’s House, Friday while Alexis Valdez and Aileen Kubo show off the Nana’s House donation box from Marianne’s birthday celebration.

PO‘IPU — Whaler’s Cove General Manager Marianne Martin was ecstatic, Friday, to present a $3,000 award to Stephanie Funtanilla of the Child and Family Service Nana’s House family resource center in Waimea.

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