Tournament to highlight some of the world’s best professional tennis players December 26-28 in Honolulu.
By Molly Flores
HONOLULU, HI (October 23, 2019) – Hawaii Open is proud to announce its esteemed Co-Presenting Sponsors — Ward Village® and Hawai‘i Tourism. The world-class tennis tournament will be held December 26-28, 2019 at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
The tournament showcases some of the best professional tennis players such as ATP World Tour Top 10 Kei Nishikori, U.S. Open Champion Bianca Andreescu, three-time Grand Slam Champion Angelique Kerber, 2019 Australian Open Semifinalist Danielle Collins, 2017 Wimbledon Semifinalist Sam Querrey, 2016 Wimbledon Finalist Milos Raonic, Japanese player Misaki Doi, Australian player Jordan Thompson, and more to be announced.
Ward Village, the 60-acre master-planned community being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, is serving as a presenting sponsor of the Hawai‘i Open for the first time. Recently recognized as the “Best-Planned Community in the U.S.” by Architectural Digest, Ward Village is a coastal neighborhood that focuses on wellness, connectivity and vibrant placemaking set along O‘ahu’s south shore.
“Ward Village’s sponsorship of the Hawai‘i Open reflects our commitment to building a community where wellness and an active lifestyle are integral components,” said Simon Treacy, President, Hawai‘i, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are proud to support an internationally acclaimed tennis tournament that will bring some of the world’s top players to Honolulu.”
Hawai‘i Tourism (HTA) is returning as a presenting sponsor of the Hawai‘i Open, which they have supported since 2016. The organization provides management of tourism for the State of Hawai‘i. HTA is responsible for setting tourism policy and direction from a statewide perspective, developing and overseeing implementation for the state’s tourism marketing plans and programs. HTA works to provide tourism benefits for Hawai‘i while protecting the interests of the community, travelers and visitor industry.
“For the fourth year in a row, we’re excited to build on our successful partnership with the Hawai‘i Open to have world-class tennis back in the islands,” said Chris Tatum, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “This collaboration with the USPTA Hawai‘i Division also supports local aspiring pro athletes through youth tennis clinics that’ll be held throughout the state. In addition, local youth will be selected to serve as ball kids during the competition with some of the top tennis players in the world.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale soon, limited and exclusive VIP packages are available now. For more information about the tournament, please visit www.hawaiitennisopen.com. Follow the Hawaii Open on Facebook /hawaiitennisopen, on Twitter @hitennisopen and on Instagram at @hawaiiopen.
About Ward Village®
Being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, Ward Village is a 60-acre coastal master planned community in the heart of Honolulu, located between downtown and Waikīkī in the Kaka’ako district. Honoring the distinct history of its land, Ward Village is at the forefront of sustainable community development, integrating significant architecture, local culture and public space. New tree-lined sidewalks and bike lanes provide access to an over 100-acre public beach park, as well as the recently revitalized Kewalo Harbor. At full build-out, the development will include approximately one million square feet of unique retail experiences and thousands of homes in the community named “Master Planned Community of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders and “Best Planned Community in the United States” by Architectural Digest.
Resulting from strong demand for new housing in Honolulu and the desire for an urban walkable lifestyle, Ward Village is quickly approaching the sellout of its first four mixed-use residential towers delivered —Waiea®, Anaha®, Ae‘o®, and Ke Kilohana®—which are transforming the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood that offers ocean views and a thoughtfully curated mix of retail and lifestyle experiences, including its newly opened outdoor gathering place, Victoria Ward Park. Recent towers in development or under construction include A‘ali‘i, Kō‘ula and most recently announced, Victoria Place.
Art and culture play an integral role at Ward Village, with public art highlighted throughout the neighborhood, including large-scale wall murals, sculptures and locally inspired exhibits. As a destination for art and culture, Ward Village continues to serve as the founding and co-title sponsor of the Honolulu Biennial.
As the first-ever LEED‐ND Platinum certified master plan development in the country and the only one in Hawai‘i, Ward Village is at the forefront of sustainable community development and will feature public amenities at a scale not offered by any other urban development in the state. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned cities and communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: the Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC.
About the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is the State of Hawai‘i agency responsible for strategically managing its support of the tourism industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawai‘i’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure tourism’s sustainability and the benefits it brings to residents and communities statewide.
For more information about HTA, please visit www.hawaiitourismauthority.org. Follow updates about HTA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@HawaiiHTA) and its YouTube Channel.