DEC. 1 will launch daily nonstop service between Salt Lake
City and Kona, on Hawaiis Big Island, and daily one-stop service
between Atlanta and Kona via Salt Lake City, on 767 aircraft. Delta
already flies nonstop to Honolulu from Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Salt Lake City and Atlanta and nonstop to Maui from Los
Angeles and Salt Lake City.
VACATIONS is offering complimentary inter-island airfare
with seven-night air/hotel packages on each of the Hawaiian
Islands. The promotion is in conjunction with Starwood Hotels &
Resorts, and must include a three-night minimum stay on the first
island in order to receive the free inter-island ticket. Vacations
start at $1,169 from Los Angeles or San Francisco, $1,344 from
Denver or $1,474 from Boston, Chicago or New York. Rates are per
person, double. Offer is valid from Sept. 30 through Dec. 15. To
book, go to www.vaxvacationaccess.com.
HAWAII created a new program for Hilton HHonors members
staying at either the Hilton Waikoloa Village or Hilton Hawaiian
Village resorts that offers them 10,000 bonus points, double
airline miles with participating airlines and a complimentary
amenity valued at $80. Meanwhile, members staying at the Doubletree
Alana Hotel-Waikiki will receive 5,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points.
Nightly room rates begin at $199 at the Hilton resorts and $109 at
the Doubletree. The offer is valid between Sept. 1 and Dec. 26. For
details or to book, visit www.hiltonhawaii.com/mahalo.
HALEKULANI announced the remaining Dale DeGroff cocktail
seminars for the year. The King of Cocktails will run monthly
programs at the hotel -- in addition to tending bar in the newly
renovated and redecorated Lewers Lounge -- that teach students not
only how to mix perfect cocktails, but the history of various
liquors. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 20, the Magnificent
Martini; Sept. 22, Whiskey Drinks; Oct. 18, Rum Rebellion; Oct. 20,
Champagne; Nov. 29, Tequila; and Dec. 1, Holiday Cocktails. Go to
www.halekulani.com for more information or class
PRINCEVILLE RESORT ON KAUAI developed a Sensory Room
Experience in partnership with a Hawaiian fragrance company called
Malie Kauai. Guests staying at the hotel are now given mists and
bath products with the resorts new signature scent -- Maile --
Hawaiis most traditional flower used in leis. The scent is used as
an ambience enhancer and is currently being worked into
aromatherapy treatments at the Princeville spa. For more
information, visit www.princeville.com.