HOTELS & RESORTS has acquired 122 acres at the
Princeville Resort on Kauai. The company has no immediate plans for
development, although a five-star Montage property is anticipated
for the panoramic site overlooking Hanalei's bay and mountains. The
acreage includes several historic remains that are likely to be
restored. Montage Hotels & Resorts is a luxury hotelier and
resort management company with properties in Laguna Beach and
Beverly Hills, Calif. Properties in Park City, Utah; Cabo San
Lucas, Mexico; and the Bahamas are all scheduled to open by 2010.
VILLA VACATIONS is partnering with travel agents, offering
Web-based support in selling to the luxury market and paying
commissions of 10% to 15%. The company serves as property manager
and/or rental agent for nearly 60 luxury vacation homes and villas
in Hawaii, including beachfront estates and resort villas priced at
$3,500 to $70,000 per week. Tropical Villas also provides
complimentary concierge services customized to the needs of
individual guests. Call (888) 875-2818 ext. 205, or visit www.tropicalvillavacations.com.
HAWAII has added backroads tours on Oahu and Maui. The
Upcountry Maui tour includes stops at a lavender farm. The Back
Roads of Maui tour includes a visit to the Surfing Goat Dairy,
where cheese is the specialty, followed by a visit to the Tedeschi
Vineyards and the Ulupalekua Ranch. The Haleakala Sunrise tour
features a breakfast stop at the dairy. Back Roads on Oahu visits
farms and plantations to sample pineapple and other crops. Visit www.robertshawaii.com.
& RESORTS has renamed the Ocean Tower Hotel as the
Hotel Renew. The Waikiki property is the first hotel in Aqua's new
HAWAII maintains a database to keep visitors and travel
agents abreast of resort construction that might potentially impact
their choice of a booking. Visit www.travel-hawaii.com/hawaii_hotel_construction.html.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
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