Martin & Macarthur Open Flagship Location At Grand Canal Shoppes The Venetian |The Palazzo Las Vegas

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Martin & MacArthur, the premier maker of fine Koa furniture and personal accessories in Hawaii, will open its first flagship store outside of Hawaii at Grand Canal Shoppes The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m.

Grand opening festivities include a traditional untying of the Hawaiian flower lei and blessing of the new store. Sheldeen Haleamau will be leading the blessing.  Haleamau and her husband Gary, who will be singing traditional Hawaiian songs for the opening, are recipients of the 2015 Nevada Heritage Award in recognition of preserving sand perpetuating traditional and contemporary Hawaiian arts and culture in the state of Nevada. The festivities will take place in front of the store located near the Grand Canal turnaround.

The flagship store marks a key new direction for the venerable Hawaiian-based company, founded over 50 years ago.  The store will feature beautiful works made by the finest craftsmen in Hawaii.  Many of these works are never before seen outside of Hawaii and represent innovative home and personal accessories made with Koa — the rich, elegant wood that is only grown in Hawaii.

The store will feature the widest selection in the world of solid wood watches made with Koa and other exotic Hawaiian hardwoods.  It will also feature innovative personal accessories such as Koa-Tungsten rings, Koa sunglasses, Koa covers for iPhone and iPad, Koa-leather handbags and wallets for both women and men, and fine Koa jewelry made with actual Koa gemstones.

The Grand Canal Shoppes boutique will boast Koa surfboards with a herringbone pattern of exotic Hawaiian hardwoods made by master shaper Lon Klein.  Exotic carved wood sculptures by renowned Maui craftsman Derek Bencomo will also be available.  Customers can enjoy a wide assortment of Koa jewelry boxes and lathe-turned wood bowls all made in Hawaii along with exotic Hawaiian feather lei and outrigger canoes modeled after the very ones used by early Hawaiians.

“We are delighted to bring the finest assortment of authentic Hawaiian offerings to guests at Grand Canal Shoppes,” said Michael Tam, president and CEO of Martin & MacArthur. “We look forward to a successful opening and partnership.”

About Martin & MacArthur:
Martin & MacArthus is Hawaii’s premier fine furniture maker and purveyor of exquisite furnishings for gracious Hawaiian living. The company’s 40 highly skilled furniture craftsmen build all Martin & MacArthur furniture in its Honolulu workshop. The company operates 14 Martin & MacArthur-branded retail showrooms to showcase its own designs and the works of over 200 of the best craftsmen from across Hawaii. Martin & MacArthur also features its exclusive line of Koa watches, Koa rings, Koa sunglasses, and Koa iPhone and iPad covers.  Martin & MacArthur stores are on Oahu at Ala Moana Center, Ward Centre, Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Waikiki, Hilton Hawaiian Village, and Outrigger Reef on the Beach; on the Big Island at Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa; on Maui at Whaler’s Village, The Shops at Wailea and Westin Maui; and on Kauai at the Grand Hyatt Kauai and The Shops at Kukui’ula. Founded by Jon Martin in 1961 to elevate art of fine furniture making and honor the classic styles of Hawaii, Martin & MacArthur is now headed by Michael Tam, the majority owner who also serves as chief executive officer and president. For more information, please visit our website at www.martinandmacarthur.com or call Michael Tam at 808-845-6688, michael@martinandmacarthur.com.

About Grand Canal Shoppes: Located inside The Venetian | The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino,  the center boasts 160 specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands including Nevada’s only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski, create an unparalleled retail environment that includes a star-studded line-up of restaurants headed by famous celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill and CUT, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse and Table 10, Mario Batali’s OTTO Pizzeria, Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s and Carlo’s Bakery, Yard Bird Southern Table & Bar and Gianpaolo Putzu’s Canaletto.  The center is also home to entertainment superstars, TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub, and Lavo Italian Restaurant and Nightclub. For more information, visit www.thegrandcanalshoppes.com

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