Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: May 16, 2005

THE DOUBLETREE ALANA HOTEL in Waikiki completed its $2.9 million renovation, which transformed 45 suites and 268 guest rooms from the inside out. Contemporary Hawaiian motifs are what hotel representatives are calling the themes found in rooms, which include new carpet, wallpaper, curtains, furniture, televisions and wireless Internet access. Room rates start at $109. Call (808) 941-7275 for more information.

THE HALEKULANI is offering customized vacation packages through Dec. 25 that each includes superior oceanfront accommodations. The SpaHalekulani Escape is a three-night package that includes a choice of two spa visits, complimentary refreshments and amenities from the spa, afternoon tea for two and admission to some of Oahus fine art and cultural venues. The cost for this package ranges from $1,800 to $2,100, double. Other packages include Shoppers Paradise, The Suite Life and Glorious Golf. Call (800) 367-2343.

KIDS COMING TO MAUI in July are invited to Ocean Discovery Camp 2005, an effort organized between the Ocean Science Discovery Center and the Pacific Whale Foundation. A day camp enrichment program is open to kids entering grades 1 through 5 and features hands-on science experiments, labs, crafts, field trips and a snorkel cruise to Molokini Island and Turtle Arches. Four-day sessions are $275 per child; call (808) 244-8391.

GUESTS OF THE Grand Wailea Resorts Spa Grande will be able to use an iPod Mini when signing up for treatments. Geared toward kids ages 6 to 12 who can opt for chocolate-coconut and honey-sugar pedicures Call (800) SPA-1933 for more info.

THE WAIKIKI AQUARIUM will produce six summer concerts to be held on the aquarium premises overlooking Waikiki Beach. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for kids 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and under. Call (808) 923-9741 for performances and dates.


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