Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: April 3, 2006

HALEKULANI CORP. has signed a deal with Japanese celebrity chef and restaurateur Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, to open Nobu Waikiki in the Waikiki Parc Hotel. Nobu, as he is known within the industry, is partners with actor Robert DeNiro in a number of restaurant ventures in New York City.

THE HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE'S annual Dolphin Days Summer Fest is scheduled for June 22 to 25. The event features various culinary happenings, dolphin experiences, a live music event, a benefit auction and golf and tennis tournaments. A $420 Platinum Pass includes 10% off all Dolphin Days retail items, preferred seating at dinner events, a photo and autograph session with the jazz band and more. Visit for more information.

OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI ON THE BEACH has released its 2006 events schedule. Upcoming events at the hotel include Hawaii Orchid Displays, April 2 to Sept. 28, every third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. A Yoga Weekend with acclaimed author Darrin Zeer takes place May 27 and 28. Grammy award winning ukulele player Daniel Ho will lead a series of classes on June 3 and 4. For pricing, times and additional events, log on to

THE HOTEL HANA-MAUI & HONUA SPA has organized a five-night Heavenly Hana package that includes Sea Ranch accommodations, champagne upon arrival, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two, custom robes to take home and use of all on-property facilities and activities. Boogie board and tennis racket rental, yoga and guided hikes are all complimentary. Rates begin at $698 per night and are valid through Dec. 21. Go to for more info.

THE WAIKIKI AQUARIUM posted its summer events schedule, which includes happenings such as Exploring the Reef by Day, a family program that explores reef life and the creatures that inhabit it. The Sharks and Rays of Hawaii program brings in expert divers and scientists from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology to lecture and give demonstrations. Aquarium After Dark brings in families to view the exhibits during the evenings via a flashlight tour. Go to for more information. 

Hawaii Editor:

Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

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