Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: June 25, 2007

THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY has produced the Hawaii's Sports Facility Guide, a guide that includes sports facilities and venues across the state. It also includes detailed information on regional parks, beach/shoreline parks and multi-sport complexes. For a copy of the Hawaii Sports Facility Guide, call (808) 973-2274 or download it at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org.  

PURE KAUAI has launched Pure Maui Vacations. All accommodations are what the company calls "private hotels," including oceanfront estates with infinity edge pools, mountainside villas and intimate beach bungalows. Pure Maui also provides services like airport transfers, spa treatments and customized itineraries. The Learn to Surf/Yoga package, for example, includes on-island transportation, all meals with a private chef, four private surf lessons, three private yoga sessions and an in-house massage. Rates start at $4,800 per person, including taxes and fees. Call (866) 787-6284 or visit www.puremaui.com.

RATES & DATES

" The Wyland Waikiki Hotel is offering an introductory starting daily rate of $169, including breakfast for two, through November. The Wy-Not Room and Breakfast package represents a discount of more than 40%. The centrally located property, which recently opened, uses renowned marine artist Wyland's works throughout, providing the hotel with a contemporary look and a marine theme. Reservations for the property are being handled by Outrigger. Call (866) 346-4679 or visit www.wylandwaikiki.net.

" The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the island of Hawaii has completed a $50-million upgrade, and is offering a Discover Waikoloa daily rate of $199. Reservations must be booked by July 15 for travel through Dec. 14. Call (800) 220-2925 or visit Marriott.com.

" United Vacations is offering a range of packages that offer savings of up to 30%. Packages include air, a five-night hotel stay and an Alamo rental car, and must be booked by July 15. Visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com or the VAX VacationAccess technology via Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations or Vacation.com AgentNet.

NOBU, a Japanese restaurant chain, has opened at the remodeled Waikiki Parc Hotel. Nobu Waikiki adds another high-profile culinary name to the Waikiki dining scene, following the opening of Roy's and Ruth's Chris Steak House at the Waikiki Beach Walk.

ELIZABETH CHURCHILL has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Aqua Hotels & Resorts. Churchill has been with Aqua since 2005 and was most recently vice president of marketing and guest services. Churchill fills a newly created position for Aqua.  

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].

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