KEA BEACH HOTEL on the Big Island has closed indefinitely
for repairs. With 140 of its 310 rooms already closed because of
damage caused by the Oct. 15 earthquake that hit the Big Island,
the shutdown follows engineering reports that identified additional
damage. No time frame has been set for a reopening. Guests booked
at the hotel are being assisted in making alternative reservations.
The resort's golf course and clubhouse remain open.
AIR is reducing capacity, forced to alter its fleet size
because of Go's entry into the interisland market in June. Island
Air will remove two planes from service, eliminate five routes
(Honolulu to Lihue, Kona to Lihue, Kahului to Kapalua, Kapalua to
Lihue and Kapalua to Kona) and let go 65 employees. Passengers who
have flights booked on canceled routes will be contacted by Island
Air and accommodated accordingly.
RESORTS is giving away event tickets at the Maui Arts
& Convention Center to guests of the Kaanapali Alii, a luxury
condominium. Two tickets per room, per visit are available, with
quantities limited. The center has a variety of offerings
throughout the year, with programs including classic and
contemporary dance, music, films, drama and other events featuring
culture and the arts. To check the schedule, visit www.mauiarts.org; for
hotel reservations, call (800) 642-6284, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.kaanapalialii.com.
AND OHANA are introducing a fifth-night free Hawaii Beach
Break for 2007. Bookings include value-added gifts and are
available only through major tour wholesalers for all Ohana
properties and most Outrigger properties. Call (800)
HOLIDAYS is adding NCL America's interisland cruises to
its product line, with Pleasant customers able to select their
cabin assignment prior to embarkation. Pleasant Holidays can
integrate pre- and post-cruise land vacations into a cruise
schedule. Call (800) 448-3333 or visit www.pleasantholidays.com.
Phone: (808) 734-4677
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