Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Aug. 13, 2007

HOSPITALITY ADVISORS' latest report has reported the first decline in hotel room revenue in Hawaii in five years. The 2% decrease was accounted for by declines on Oahu and Maui, while Kauai and the island of Hawaii registered increases. All four islands reported decreases in occupancy rates.

THE OHANA HONOLULU AIRPORT HOTEL, just recently rebranded, has completed a $6 million renovation that included guest rooms, the restaurant and public areas. Service upgrades were part of the rebranding, with free (up to the first 15 minutes) local and long distance telephone calls to the U.S. mainland and Canada, free wireless Internet access in the lobby and complimentary airport shuttle service. Through Dec. 21, the property is offering a rate of $125 per night, which includes either breakfast for two daily or overnight parking. Call (800) 462-6262 or visit www.ohanahotels.com.

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is offering a package that takes aim at Los Angeles Lakers fans. The Lakers In Hawaii package is set for October 8 to 12. Beginning at $1,289 per person, the package includes a four-night stay at the Sheraton Waikiki, roundtrip air from Los Angeles, roundtrip hotel transfers and two tickets to two preseason games against the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 9 and 11. Also, there will be an arrival reception and autograph signings. Call (800) 223-4471 or visit www.pleasantholidays.com.

THE WYLAND WAIKIKI has introduced a commissionable "day rate" of $99 for stays between 12 a.m. and midnight (no overnights allowed) on bookings through Jan. 4. The offer is for travelers seeking a place to stay on a late-night departure or with an extended layover between flights. Call (866) 346-4679 or visit www.wylandwaikiki.com.

THE KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL on Maui has introduced the four-night Beauty and the Beach package, valid Aug. 15 through Dec. 17. The offer includes a four-night stay with a triple-category room upgrade, daily breakfast, midsize rental car and choice of massage or facial. The package is priced at $899 per couple. Call (800) 262-8450.

RESORTQUEST KAUAI BEACH RESORT AT MAKAIWA is offering a fourth-night-free special on bookings of four nights or longer. Rates start at $211 per night, with the offer available in all room categories. The offer, available on bookings through Dec. 18, includes a $50 food-and-beverage credit (based on a four-night minimum stay), a two-for-one dinner luau and free activities, meals and merchandise for kids. Call (800) 321-2558 or visit www.resortquesthawaii.com.

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].

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