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Helumoa, Birth of Hawaii and The Legendary Story of Waikiki


WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – June 11, 2014 –  Sheraton Waikiki proudly announces the world’s first permanent 3D pool mapping light show “Helumoa.”  Located at our Helumoa Playground next to restaurant RumFire, two different light shows will be begin nightly at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. open to resort guests and general public.  This innovative 3D pool mapping digital storybook was created to provide guests with a contemporary way to learn about Hawaii’s deep rooted culture and history.

Inspired by Sheraton Waikiki’s commitment to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, the resort hired the services of production company PointCloud to create two projection video light shows using their latest Raylight4D technology featuring a 3D mapping system. Helumoa Playground will be used as a storyboard for the energized 3D pool mapping light show featuring graphic figures and images projected onto the nearly 200,000 gallon superpool.  Traditionally 3D mapping technology uses building surfaces as a projection canvas so reflections from Helumoa’s superpool will add a new component of reality to the animation resulting in more vibrant and saturated colors.

The world’s first 3D pool mapping light show will be projected onto over 7,503 square-foot of pool canvas featuring two unique light show stories including “Helumoa – the birth of Hawaii” and “Helumoa – the legendary story of Waikiki.”  Kicking off each evening’s light fantastic is “Helumoa – the birth of Hawaii” beginning with a lively display of hot lava flowing from volcanic eruptions depicting the creation of Hawaiian Islands thousands of years ago.  The spectacular show will continue to illustrate how the art of ancient hula were native Hawaiians way of storytelling and sharing the story of ancient Hawaiian na aumakua or ancestor deities.  The second 3D pool mapping light show, “Helumoa – the legendary story of Waikiki” will illustrate the early days of Waikiki starting an introduction to the ancient Hawaiian water sport of surfing and the rise of two of Hawaii’s most historical resorts, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa which opened in 1901 and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort which opened in 1927.

“Sheraton Waikiki continues to focus on three core values including contemporary, energized, and Hawaiian,” said General Manager Kelly Sanders.  “This first-ever 3D pool mapping light show encompasses all three values shaped to enhance our guests experience while spreading the Aloha Spirit and Hawaiian culture.”

We look forward to sharing these amazing shows with you starting August 1st, 2014.