Ward Village® and Hawaiʻi Tourism Named Co-Presenting Sponsors of the Hawaiʻi Open

Tournament to highlight some of the world’s best professional tennis players December 26-28 in Honolulu

HONOLULU – Hawaiʻi Open is proud to announce its esteemed Co-Presenting Sponsors – Ward Village® and Hawaiʻi Tourism. The world-class tennis tournament will be held on 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 Hawaiʻi 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 Oʻahu’s south shore. 

“Ward Village’s sponsorship of the Hawaiʻi Open reflects our commitment to building a community where wellness and an active lifestyle are integral components,” said Simon Treacy, President, Hawaiʻi, 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.” 

Hawaiʻi Tourism (HTA) is returning as a presenting sponsor of the Hawaiʻi Open, which they have supported since 2016. The organization provides management of tourism for the State of Hawaiʻi. 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 Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi Open to have world-class tennis back in the islands,” said Chris Tatum, president and CEO of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. “This collaboration with the USPTA Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi Open on Facebook.com/hawaiitennisopen, on Twitter @hitennisopen and on Instagram at @hawaiiopen.


PRESS CONTACTS

Megan Tsuchida
Bennet Group Strategic Communications
808-286-3183
megan@bennetgroup.com

Andrea Galvin
Senior Director, Media Relations, Ward Village
808-426-7724
andrea.galvin@howardhughes.com