Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Dec. 27, 2004

STARWOOD HOTELS Maui resorts added the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas to its Stay at One, Play at All shared-amenity program for guests staying at any of the islands properties. Guests staying at either the Westin Maui, Sheraton Maui or Resort Villas can use the facilities at each for no extra charge. Amenities include the Westin Mauis pool and water slide, the Teppan-yaki Dan Japanese restaurant in the Sheraton or the Westin Workout facility at the Villas. For more information visit or call 808-667-3200.

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS created a package surrounding the April 17th Honolulu Triathlon 2005, available to participants and fans traveling between Apr. 14 and 18. Four-night packages begin at $555 per person, inclusive of roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco, transfers, accommodations at an Outrigger or Ohana property in Waikiki, breakfast and a tote bag. Land-only packages begin at $164 per person. For information and reservations, visit or call 800-865-5699.

MAUI OCEAN CENTER now allows travelers and agents to purchase admission tickets on their Web site up to three days in advance. This lets visitors bypass admission lines the day of their visit. Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance can be refunded 100%. Agents earn commission for online bookings, and tickets can be purchased for up to 19 people in each age category. The agent contact for more info is Molly Elmo, who can be reached at [email protected] or 808-270-7081.

CLASSIC CUSTOM VACATIONS is offering the fourth night free at the Hotel Hana-Maui when a four-night package is booked for travel before Feb. 28, 2005. Rates begin at $878 per person. Those looking to stay at the Hyatt Regency Maui will receive a sixth night free and daily breakfast for two through Dec. 14, 2005, starting at $1,096 per person. At the Sheraton Maui, those booking six-night packages will be automatically upgraded to an oceanview room with sixth night free and daily breakfast, starting at $1,268 per person. Clients who head to the Waikiki Parc Hotel will receive a car rental upgrade, free parking and daily breakfast buffet for two on packages of at least three nights. The offer is valid for travel prior to June 10, starting at $333 per person on three-night packages. Visit or call 800-221-3949 for more information.

OUTRIGGER is ringing in Valentines Day this year with free vow-renewal ceremonies throughout most of its chain in the Pacific. Hotels in Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, Guam, Australia and New Zealand ask that visiting couples sign up prior to Feb. 12 by phone or e-mail in order to participate in the ceremonies. In Hawaii, a Hawaiian priest will chant songs and present a certificate to couples. Go to for more information.


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