Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: August 8, 2005

DELTA ON 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.

UNITED 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

HILTON 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

THE 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 for more information or class registration.

THE 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


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