Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Feb. 7, 2005

OUTRIGGER ENTERPRISES completed the sale of the Ohana Reef Towers on Lewers Street to Fairfield Resorts. Part of the original $460 million Outrigger Beachwalk project included the sale of the towers, yet Outrigger has retained the street-level, retail portion of the building, which will become part of an entertainment complex. Fairfield will turn the hotel into a 195-unit vacation ownership resort. For more information, visit www.fairfieldresorts.com.

THE HANALEI COLONY RESORT on Kauai is offering its Explore Napali Package and Honeymoon Hideaway Package through Dec. 19, 2005. The Explore Napali Package includes five- or seven-night accommodations in a two-bedroom oceanview condo, use of a Jeep Wrangler, a two-hour guided tour of Limahuli Garden, kayak rental, his and her massage in the room or on the beachfront and a Kauai hiking guidebook. Prices range from $1,755 to $2,172 depending on season. The Honeymoon Package includes similar amenities, plus a romantic gift in lieu of the guide book. Prices range from $1,705 to $2,722. Visit www.hcr.com or call 800-628-3004 for more information.

THE SHERATON PRINCESS KAIULANI is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this June with a package for those visiting Oahu. Book a four-night minimum and receive the fourth night at $50, plus a commemorative book and tickets to a dinner show. A celebration will occur on June 11 with a luau luncheon, slideshow of the area's history, hula lessons and performances, lei-making, ukulele and cooking demonstrations. Room rates start at $315 per night, double. Go to www.starwoodhotels.com/hawaii/pk.cfm for more information.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE is offering a unique travel experience during its 10-day Hawaiian Island cruises. The Celarien Experience offers onboard relationship counseling using neuro-linguistic programming throughout a week-long series of seminars. The experience targets midlife couples who are coping with transitions such as retirement or empty-nesting. The cost of $2,300 per couple is separate from the cruise fees, and is commissionable to agents. Check www.celarien.com or call 808-224-5433 for dates and more information.

WINSTON HOTELS, a North Carolina-based real estate investment trust, is one of the financiers of the acquisition and conversion of the 347-room Radisson Kauai Resort to a condominium-style hotel. Winston is putting up $6 million. The remaining $34 million needed for the renovation is coming from two other realty trusts, both of which have operations on the islands. A rep from Winston Hotels stated that the resort's location and appeal to the leisure market make it a good fit for the group. 

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