HOTELS & RESORTS has withdrawn from talks concerning
its participation in developing the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's
North Shore. The project, being fought by a significant number
of North Shore residents, involves a number of hotels and timeshare
properties. Zoning approvals for the project were granted in the
mid-1980s. Since that time ,very little development has taken
place, with the resort currently including a single hotel and
several condominiums, two golf courses, stables and a tennis
JULY VISITOR COUNT from the mainland U.S. fell 2%.
Japanese numbers showed their first monthly increase, 4.2%, in two
years. Oahu and Maui saw small decreases, with Kauai and the island
of Hawaii reporting larger declines. International arrivals overall
are up, the result of a weak dollar and pent-up demand.
FAIRMONT ORCHID AT MAUNA LANI, built in 1990 on the Big
Island's Kohala Coast, is on the market. Boston-based Westbrook
Partners bought the upscale, 540-room hotel in 2005 for $250
million, including 32 acres of oceanfront land. The property has
been sold twice in the past five years.
TRAVELWORM, a vacation packager, is
offering a commissionable, promotional rate of $592, per person
double, including Los Angeles or San Francisco departures and a
three-night stay at the oceanfront Castle Kona Reef Hotel condo
apartments, located just to the south of historic Kailua-Kona on
the Big Island. Call (888) 700-8342 or visit www.travelworm.com.
HOTEL & RESORTS is offering a nightly rate of $189 to
IATA member travel agents during the month of October. The offer is
for up to two nights and includes best-of-house accommodations at
time of check-in and includes breakfast for one. Call (800)
367-2525; an IATA identification number is required.
BEACH MARRIOTT has named Sharon Klaschka director of sales
and marketing. The 546-room Maui property has recently completed a
Editor: Allan Seiden
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