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Official Hukilau 2010 Room Crawl Thread
Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2009-11-27 1:11 pm   Permalink

Aloha and welcome to the official source of information and discussion about the 2010 Hukilau room crawl. If you're looking for general information about the ninth annual Hukilau - coming June 10-13 to Fort Lauderdale - go to http://www.thehukilau.com or the Hukilau Facebook page. Be sure to sign up for the email newsletter. That's the best way to keep up with all the latest news. Look for the official event thread coming soon to Tiki Central.

The room crawl is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, at the Bahia Cabana Beach Resort during that evening's opening night party. There will be many more announcements forthcoming with all the details you'll need to be a room host or crawl participant. This is just an introduction to get the discussion rolling. So without further ado ...

*** INTRODUCING YOUR ROOM CRAWL HOSTS FOR 2010

Jim "Hurricane" Hayward and Mike "Jetsetter" Jones will be overseeing this year's crawl. Jim was one of the entertainment coordinators at last year's Hukilau and served up tasty cocktails in the room crawl kickoff party in the penthouse during the art show premiere. Mike needs no introduction: Former owner/operator of the late, great Jetsetter Lounge (Lake Worth, Fla.), he was one of the hosts of last year's kickoff party. We'll both be posting to this thread frequently and also can be reached via personal message or email at roomcrawl@thehukilau.com ... Don't hesitate to give us a shout.

*** SO WHAT'S THE ROOM CRAWL?

For the uninitiated, it's simply a very festive, very (hopefully) organized series of Tiki-themed room parties hosted by Hukilau participants during scheduled times during the event. It gives hosts an opportunity to show off their mixology skills and imagination in decorating their rooms in their favorite Tiki-inspired decor. For a little background, take a look back at last year's thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30904&forum=4

*** WHAT'S NEW FOR 2010?

>> We're pleased to announce that Hukilau 2010 will have a rum sponsor who will provide limited amounts of their product. The Hukilau will also provide an ample supply of limes and lemons to ensure fresh juices for your concoctions.

>> Prizes will be awarded in several categories:
* $100 gift certificate to the Mai-Kai for the best decorated room!
* $100 gift certificate to the Mai-Kai for the best cocktail creation (using sponsor rum)!
* Special grand prize to be announced!

>> This year's crawl will also have an exciting new theme as well as an opportunity for those without a room to participate (more on that below).

We'll announce more details on all of the above when we know more.

*** HOW DO I PARTICIPATE AS A ROOM HOST?

The official room crawl will happen entirely during the evening of Thursday, June 10, at the Bahia Cabana Beach Resort. Of course you're free to have unofficial room parties anywhere at any time, but they won't be promoted as part of the opening night festivities. For the first time ever in Hukilau history, the Cabana is already sold out for Thursday night before event tickets even go on sale. It's entirely filled with Hukilau revelers! FYI, the adjacent Bahia Mar is hosting all other Hukilau activities and is now taking reservations. Go to TheHukilau.com and click on the hotel name to reserve online.

If you already have a room reserved at the Cabana, you're all set for now. If you've decided to host a room, just let us know by posting below, on the Facebook discussion or by email at roomcrawl@thehukilau.com so we have some idea how many rooms to schedule. We won't be posting a schedule until after Hukilau tickets go on sale in January so you have time to figure out a game plan.

If you don't have a room reserved, you have several options:

>> If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for availability at the Cabana you can email tiki_kiliki@tikikiliki.com and she'll let you know if rooms become available.

>> We'd like to encourage those who have rooms and would like to host but perhaps are not expert mixologists or don't have the resources to decorate to become co-hosts with friends or fellow Hukilau 'ohana. If you have a room and would like to become a co-host or "loaner" or if you're a prospective co-host looking for a room, please use this forum (or the Facebook group) to get the word out. We'll try to hook you up as best we can.

>> We will also be opening up the Cabana penthouse suite that hosted the art show last year to special guest mixologists and anyone without a room who wants to participate. With the art show moving to the Bahia Mar, we'll have plenty of space to make this room the ultimate crawl destination on Thursday night. Participants will be asked to help decorate. We're considering the penthouse for other special mixology/cocktail events so stay tuned. Let us know in advance if you want to become part of the penthouse crew. There will be a limited number of time slots but we'd like everyone who wants to become involved an opportunity.

Of course, to participate in any of the above scenarios you must get your event ticket(s) when they go on sale in January.

*** WHEN/HOW WILL THE TIME SLOTS BE DECIDED?

We'll be announcing the time slots shortly before event tickets go on sale along with a process for everyone to request their preferred time(s).

*** HOW DO I PARTICIPATE AS A ROOM CRAWLER?

Just buy your event ticket for Thursday night and you're in. Just remember to tip at each room as if you were attending your favorite Tiki establishment. Actually, you should tip better than that. These folks bust their behinds and don't always benefit from wholesale prices for their supplies. Please try to make it worth their effort.

*** SO WHAT ELSE CAN I DO NOW?

Give us your feedback below or on Facebook. This event is your event and we'd like to hear what you think. Mahalo!

Your Hukilau 2010 room crawl hosts,

Jim "Hurricane" Hayward
Mike "Jetsetter" Jones

Wow, that's a lot of text. Here are a few photos from 2009 to whet your appetite:





And check out the musical slideshow here:
http://www.slammie.com/hukilau/slideshow/

Plus lots of photos and video here:
http://www.slammie.com/hukilau/





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talo ka
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Posted: 2009-11-28 5:46 pm   Permalink

poop!!!! can't be there till friday.

woooooohooooo, i can be there thursday. whined till the boss let me off.

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2009-12-17 8:25 pm   Permalink

We need a good idea of how many time slots to make avaialable so please let us know if you plan to host a room.

HH

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tiki_kiliki
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From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2010-01-09 3:02 pm   Permalink

Guys, we have an incredible Room Crawl lined up for you this year!! You are going to see a huge change from last year as we place more focus on this area of the event. Several people have signed up to make this memorable and special - a huge Mahalo to those committing to this experience!

We will be changing some of the entertainers and organizers rooms to another hotel to make room for other folks that might want to host a room. Some of you have emailed me about this. So, whomever out there that would like to host a room at the Cabana, send an email to
roomcrawl@thehukilau.com and we'll be sure to let you know as soon as this happens!!

Information about the Sky Lounge party to come soon.......you won't want to miss this!
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JETSETTER
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Posted: 2010-01-27 05:24 am   Permalink

The response to our request for room hosts has been nothing short of sensational, promising to make this year's Room Crawl - '2010: A COCKTAIL ODYSSEY' - the best one we've ever seen. There are only TWO host room spots available, and will be available to the first two respondents requesting a host opportunity. If you're interested in hosting one of these rooms, please reply ASAP to roomcrawl@thehukilau.com to reserve your opportunity to get in on the fun.

This year's theme, '2010: A COCKTAIL ODYSSEY - THE HUKILAU ROOM CRAWL' will include some exciting new features to be unveiled next week with the announcement of The Hukilau official schedule.

Don't miss out on your last opportunity to become a room host and show off your mixology and interior design skills and earn a chance to win some great prizes too!

See you all in June, and some of you at the Countdown Party at the Mai Kai on Feb. 20!


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JETSETTER
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Posted: 2010-02-01 07:10 am   Permalink

The Hukilau 2010 schedule and Room Crawl details have been released at thehukilau.com. This year promises to be the best Room Crawl of them all, as we've made some exciting additions to the Crawl, in addition to adding the 'Master Mixologist Cocktail Challenge' (entry details TBA). Here are details, as announced in this morning's Hukilau Schedule update (full schedule available at thehukilau.com).

If you're interested in one of the TWO remaining Room Crawl host room slots, contact us ASAP at
roomcrawl@thehukilau.com

'2010: A Cocktail Odyssey - The Hukilau Room Crawl' and 'Master Mixologist Cocktail Challenge'

Let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin. The 2010 Hukilau Room Crawl promises to be the ultimate trip into the world of tropical drinks, exotic cocktails, and otherworldly decor.

Revelers at the ninth annual Polynesian Pop festival will gather in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday, June 10, for the return of the Hukilau Room Crawl. The Room Crawl gives participants at the most intimate Tiki festival in the world unprecedented hands-on access to the burgeoning world of retro cocktails and interior design. The Bahia Cabana Beach Resort, host of The Hukilau's opening night Kickoff Party, promises to be the launching pad of the Tiki revivalist movement as movers and (cocktail) shakers gather and embark on an odyssey to sample libations, enjoy live music and meet friends old and new over the course of the evening's events.

This year's Crawl, '2010: A Cocktail Odyssey - The Hukilau Room Crawl' takes the festivities to the next dimension in revelry. This year's theme, inspired by the classic Kubrick film and its sequel, gives room hosts an opportunity to show off their mixology skills, along with their interior design abilities by decking out their rooms in their individual interpretations of Atomic/Tiki/Space Age decor.

Room parties will be scheduled throughout the evening with room hosts featuring sponsor rums and ingredients competing for prizes including 'Best Room Decor' and 'Best Cocktail Creation.'

The evening culminates with the 'Master Mixologist Cocktail Challenge', a Food Network-inspired mixology contest featuring secret ingredients, renowned judges and high-octane fanfare as entrants compete for the evening's Grand Prize. Participants will race the clock to create a unique signature tropical drink using sponsor rums and pre-determined exotic ingredients to determine who has what it takes to be crowned the first 'Hukilau Master Mixologist'.

Join in the excitement of Hukilau 2010: The Year We Make Cocktails!


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Posted: 2010-02-01 08:13 am   Permalink

If you'd like to enter the 'Master Mixologist Cocktail Challenge', or host a Room Crawl room, please let us know RIGHT AWAY at roomcrawl@thehukilau.com as space is EXTREMELY LIMITED!

Mahalo!
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Posted: 2010-02-01 12:12 pm   Permalink

Make sure you have me on your list for the room crawl, Thanks,
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JETSETTER
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Posted: 2010-02-01 12:27 pm   Permalink

We have you as a host room. i just shot you an email back to your reply. We can't wait to see what you have planned!

 
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Posted: 2010-02-05 08:52 am   Permalink

2010: A COCKTAIL ODYSSEY' - THE HUKILAU ROOM CRAWL UPDATE... By popular demand, extra time slots for additional host rooms have been added!

Only two spots remain for the 'MASTER MIXOLOGIST COCKTAIL CHALLENGE', and your chance to win the Kick-Off Party's Grand Prize.

Email
roomcrawl@thehukilau.com if you're interested in hosting a Room Crawl room or entering the Challenge.

Details can be found in the prior postings on this thread.


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Posted: 2010-02-19 7:55 pm   Permalink

Ah ha! I nabbed one of the last spots for the mixologists challenge and am ready to throw down.

In fact, I'm going to drink some rum right now to practice.
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KikiTiki
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Posted: 2010-02-21 04:40 am   Permalink

Perfecting your recipes and working on your room decor will get you through a long cold winter!

I love the theme!

And I'll have to start planning the perfect outfit. I hear Tiki Kiliki got a jump start on me!





 
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JETSETTER
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Posted: 2010-02-24 08:04 am   Permalink

A big welcome to Hot Lava for snagging one of the two remaining slots in the "Master Mixologist Cocktail Challenge', which means that only one spot remains, along with a couple of extra time slots added to the '2010: A Cocktail Odyssey Room Crawl'. Email roomcrawl@thehukilau.com if you want to either host a room in this year's Atomic/Tiki/Space Age themed crawl, or enter the Challenge!




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Posted: 2010-02-24 2:38 pm   Permalink

A quick response to the call for our last Master Mixologist Cocktail Challenge contestant has now filled all five contestant slots. We still have a very limited number of room hosting opportunities in the additional slots we made available for those wishing to host a room at the '2010: A Cocktail Odyssey - The Hukilau Room Crawl'. Email us at roomcrawl@thehukilau.com if you're interested!

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Posted: 2010-03-03 11:07 am   Permalink

The stage is set for a great showdown in the Master Mixologist Cocktail Contest, as we've got a full slate of contestants vying to claim the Master Mixologist, along with some alternates should one of our contestants feel the pressure and relinquish their spot!

We added some additional time slots to the 2010: A Cocktail Odyssey The Hukilau Room Crawl, and filled all of those as well, HOWEVER, one of our original hosts has reconsidered (a first time Hukilauer preferring to 'take it all in' instead on his first Hukilau experience), therefore ONE SPOT REMAINS to host a room at this year's Atomic/Tiki/Space Age themed Room Crawl. Please email us at
roomcrawl@thehukilau if you'd like to snatch the last remaining slot!

Counting down to Hukilau 2010: The Year We Make COCKTAILS!




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