CAPITAL GROUP has sold $300 million worth of inventory in
the initial sales for its first Baccarat Hotel, planned for Maui's
Wailea Resort. The 193 one-to-four bedroom apartments will replace
the 345-room Renaissance Wailea Beach, which opened in 1978.
Thirteen low-rise building will replace the present mid-rise hotel.
The property is due to open in 2010.
SUPERFERRY set Aug. 28 as the inaugural date for scheduled
service aboard the Alakai linking Oahu with Maui and Kauai, using
its new 340-foot high-speed ferry. The 866-passenger boat
accommodates up to 282 cars, buses and trucks. Service from Oahu to
the Big Island is planned for 2009 when the firm takes delivery of
a second vessel. Reservations are being accepted on the Alakai for
travel from Aug. 28 through Jan. 15. To book, call (877) HI-FERRY
(443-3779) or visit www.hawaiisuperferry.com.
HAWAII escaped the wrath of Tropical Storm
Flossie last week as the storm passed south of the Big Island Aug.
15, coming within roughly 150 miles of shore. The storm had been
downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm prior to its
approach. Flossie brought locally heavy rains on the Big Island of
up to 10 inches and waves reached 20 feet to 25 feet as the storm
approached. Wind speeds reached 40 mph to 50 mph, with some higher
" The Hyatt Regency
Maui Resort & Spa is offering three value-added fall specials
on bookings through Dec. 22. Three For Free is designed for a
week-long booking, with the seventh night free, and includes daily
buffet breakfast for two and a guaranteed room upgrade. Rates start
at $390 per night. The Triple Play, available through Oct. 7,
offers three nights with room upgrade and a daily $25 resort credit
for restaurants, spa and activities desk and a two-for-one entry to
the buffet dinner luau, starting at $387 per night. Sunshine on
Sale, good through Dec. 22, offers every third night free when
booking a deluxe oceanview room, starting at $610 per night. It
also includes a daily breakfast buffet. Call (800) 233-1234 or
Enterprises Group is offering room-and-breakfast fall specials at
select Outrigger and Ohana properties for bookings through Dec. 21.
The Outrigger Waikiki package starts at $239 per night; the
Outrigger Reef package starts at $175. Other properties offering
rate specials are the Ohana Malia ($110), the Ohana Islander
Waikiki ($129), Ohana East ($139), the Waikiki Wyland ($167) and
the Ala Moana Hotel ($167). On the Neighbor Islands the Keauhou
Beach package starts at $169. Call (800) 688-7444 or visit www.outrigger.com.
Call the Ala Moana Hotel at (800) 367-6025 or visit www.alamoanahotel.com.
" The Fairmont
Orchid, on the Kohala Coast of the island of Hawaii, has added a
$200 room credit -- good for spa, salon, dining, golf and water
activities -- to its sixth-night-free fall promotion good for
bookings through Dec. 20. Rates start from $359 per night and may
be combined with Bed & Breakfast package. A minimum
three-night-stay is required. Call (800) 845-9905 or visit www.fairmont.com/orchid.
" The Hilton
Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa is offering an Island Romance
Package, featuring rooms in the Ali'i Tower, breakfast for two in
bed for one day, a 50-minute Mandara Spa massage for two and a
five-course tasting menu for two at Bali by the Sea with three wine
pairings. The package starts at Starting at $495 per night. The
Island Adventure Package offers oceanview accommodations, a
half-day adventure package at Kualoa Ranch, a Segway Tour for two
and steakhouse dinner, starting at $425 per night. Both packages
require a four-night minimum stay. Call (808) 949-4321 and ask for
rate code P8 for the Island Romance Package and P9 for the Island
Adventure Package. Packages can also be booked online by clicking
the specials link at www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
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