Held Thursday, January 10 – Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu you will have the unique opportunity to follow in the king's footsteps and spend time exploring Elvis' Hawaii.
Vacation packages will be on sale from April 21, 2012.
More information, including photos and video of Elvis in Hawaii, event details and package rates, is available at http://www.elvis.com/aloha.
Hawaii was very important to Elvis Presley both as a place to perform and as his own personal vacation destination. It was where scenes for three of his movies were filmed, several of his concerts were performed and where he went to relax with friends and family.
Elvis' first visit in November 1957 was for three performances. Two were held at Honolulu Stadium and another for service personnel and their families at Schofield Barracks.
His return for a performance on March 25, 1961, saw over $62,000 raised for the building of a memorial over the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor and created awareness for the memorial around the world.
During Elvis' movie career, scenes for the films "Blue Hawaii," "Girls! Girls! Girls!" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" were all filmed in Hawaii with many of the scenes shot on the beaches of Waikiki. The songs from the resulting soundtracks have become classics instantly associated with the islands.
Included in the vacation package will be concerts and dance events featuring Elvis fan favorites Terry Mike Jeffrey and Band, Andy Childs , Jamie Aaron Kelly, former members of J. D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet who performed with Elvis on "Aloha from Hawaii" – Bill Baize, Ed Hill, Larry Strickland and Donnie Sumner, along with local musicians. You will learn more about Elvis in Hawaii during panel discussions hosted by Joey Sulipeck.
You will also tour many of the Hawaiian locations important to Elvis throughout his life. From Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay, featured prominently as the backdrops of "Blue Hawaii" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" to an excursion along the island's windward side.
On the evening of Monday, January 14, 2013, the world will celebrate "Aloha from Hawaii." Elvis fans will gather at the Neal Blaisdell Center, the same venue where 40 years earlier, on January 14, 1973, Elvis took the stage for the concert that would become the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.