Sheraton Waikiki to launch 3-D light shows

Jun. 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

The Sheraton Waikiki pool next to RumFire will fill with lava and other visual wonders starting Aug. 1 when the hotel debuts two 3-D pool-mapping light shows.

COURTESY SHERATON WAIKIKITHE SHERAON WAIKIKI HIRED POINTCLOUD TO CREATE TWO PROJECTION-VIDEO LIGHT SHOWS AT A COST OF MORE THAN $1 MILLION.

COURTESY SHERATON WAIKIKI

THE SHERAON WAIKIKI HIRED POINTCLOUD TO CREATE TWO PROJECTION-VIDEO LIGHT SHOWS AT A COST OF MORE THAN $1 MILLION.

The “Helumoa” shows, open to resort guests and the public, will be play nightly at 8 and 9 p.m.

The hotel hired PointCloud to create two projection-video light shows at a cost of $1.3 million using its latest Raylight4D technology. The 7,503-square-foot Helumoa Playground pool will serve as a screen for shows, which are titled “Helumoa: The Birth of Hawaii” and “Helumoa: The Legendary Story of Waikiki.”

The first show, at 8 p.m., will feature displays of molten lava flowing from volcanic eruptions depicting the creation of Hawaiian Islands. From there it will illustrate how Native Hawaiians used ancient hula as a way of sharing the story of aumakua, or ancestor deities.

The second light show, at 9 p.m., will illustrate the early days of Waikiki, starting with an introduction to the Hawaiian sport of surfing and the rise of two of Hawaii’s most historical resorts, the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, which opened in 1901, and the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, which opened in 1927.

Sheraton Waikiki’s new 3-D pool-mapping light show will be available to groups or VIP arrivals to incorporate a logo or a specific image request, said General Manager Kelly Sanders in a news release. For $75,000, groups will be able to work with PointCloud Media to create and develop a customized light show different from the resort’s regular choreographed videos.

For more information on “Helumoa” 3-D pool mapping light shows, visit the Sheraton Waikiki website.

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