Hotel Moloka'i to Break Ground on New Restaurant with Local Chef

Chef Tante Urban of Tante's Island Cuisine will open second location at Hotel Moloka'i

May 12, 2014, 18:06 ET from Hotel Moloka’i

MILLERSVILLE, Md., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hotel Moloka'i, a member of Beachtree Properties, will break ground on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 9 a.m. on a new oceanfront restaurant, Tante's at Hotel Moloka'i.  The partnership with local Chef Tante Urban will create a truly authentic Hawaiian experience for guests and locals who wish to sample local cuisine with breathtaking oceanfront views. The restaurant will use locally-sourced foods when possible such as; fresh tropical fruits, organic island vegetables and of course, lots of fresh fish caught right in the Hawaiian waters.

After an extensive search of many Hawaiian contractors, Hotel Moloka'i selected TLC Builder Ltd, a firm located on the island of Moloka'i.  TLC will rebuild the restaurant which was closed in 2012 following a substantial kitchen fire. TLC Builder Ltd will employ local workers for the project, creating long-term employment opportunities on the island.  In addition to the all-new restaurant, the hotel exterior will be receiving a substantial 'facelift' with new shakes for all buildings.

"We are excited to be partnering with two great local companies, Chef Tante Urban of TNT, Inc. and TLC Builder Ltd.  Both the construction and re-opening of the restaurant will bring jobs to the island. It was important to us to find local partners on this project who also support our commitment to providing the people of Moloka'i and our off-island visitors with consistent outstanding, personalized service they have come to expect for more than a decade," said Michael Drew, Hotel Moloka'i General Manager.

Local officials, Chef Tante, TLC Builder Ltd, and Hotel Moloka'i General Manager Michael Drew will be on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking event.  During the celebration, the site will be blessed and traditional Hawaiian rituals will be performed by Anakala Solatorio.  Media and locals are welcome to attend the groundbreaking event which will also be the launch of a social media campaign that will follow the restaurant from construction phase to opening and beyond. Follow Hotel Moloka'i on Facebook and on Twitter @hotelmolokai for updates, photos, menus, specials and more.  The restaurant is scheduled to open in December 2014.

To learn more about Hotel Moloka'i, please visit or call 877.553.5347.
Information on Chef Tante Urban and Tante's Island Cuisine can be found at

For information on TLC Builders Ltd please call 808.558.8483.

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SOURCE Hotel Moloka’i