Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Nov. 1, 2004

THE HOTEL HANA-MAUI is running a fall promotion through Dec. 23, which gives guests four nights for the price of three. The package includes plantation-style, oceanview cottages with private lanai spa tubs for $595 per night; oceanview cottages begin at $495. The hotel is located at the end of Maui's 57-mile "Road to Hana," often touted as one of the most beautiful drives in Hawaii. Go to for more information about the hotel, or call (800) 321-HANA.

THE GRAND WAILEA RESORT HOTEL & SPA introduced a five-day Ultimate Family Vacation package for four people. The package includes one king and one queen deluxe oceanview room for five nights, one daily 50-minute spa treatment for each family member, and five family adventure activities. The list of adventures include: the Haleakala zipline tour, a Molokini snorkel cruise, a scuba dive, a helicopter tour, a horseback ride and deep sea fishing. The package is $17,000 and is available through Dec. 25 for travel between Jan. 2 and Dec. 17, 2005. Visit or call (800) 888-6100 for more information.      

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES will add a second daily nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Honolulu. The five-days-a-week service will begin on Apr. 4 and move to every day on May 1.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT KAUAI is nearing the completion of renovations on the former Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, to the tune of $24 million. The Presidio Hotel Group, which bought the hotel in Sept. 2003, will oversee the development of all 311 guestrooms, public spaces, meetings areas, restaurants and recreation areas at the Waipouli Beach location. Management anticipates opening with two-thirds of the guest rooms completed by Christmas. Go to for more information on the property.

ON THE CALENDAR: An art gallery/performance space opened in Honolulu's Chinatown -- 39 Hotel Street (address is also the name of the venue), a New York loft-style space, will show one artist's work for the duration of each month, starting on the first Friday, when most galleries in the area open their doors to the public. Every Tuesday night, 39 Hotel Street owner and artist Gelareh Khoie hosts a live jazz performance, starting at 9 p.m. Entrance to the gallery is free, admission to the jazz show is $7. Go to or call (808) 599-2552 for more information.


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