SEASONS RESORT LANAI, the Lodge of Koele, has reopened
after completing a propertywide upgrade positioning it for its Four
Seasons rebranding. All 102 guest rooms have been redone. Further
property enhancements include a spa and wellness center, set to
open in mid-2008. The rebranding follows the earlier rebranding of
the Manele Bay Hotel as the first Four Seasons property on Lanai.
IMPRESSIONS is offering agents and their clients
incentives with its Lei Low in Hawaii promotion offered in
conjunction with the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Agents receive a $50 American Express Gift Cheque for each Hawaii
booking of five nights or longer that includes "Cancel for Any
Reason" Travel Protection Insurance. Agents also earn a 1% bonus
commission for bookings made via the Travel Impressions' Web site.
Clients get a $50 gift certificate to Roy's Restaurant. The
promotion is valid on reservations made Nov. 15 to Dec. 31 for
travel April 15 to June 15. Call (800) 284-0044 or visit www.travelimpressions.com.
LIKE ANOTHER GOOD YEAR for Hawaii hotels if estimates by
Hospitality Advisors prove accurate. Occupancy is estimated to be
80% with rates up about 5%, to $195 per night. Room revenue is
expected to rise $270 million, to $3.5 billion, yielding a profit
of $1.42 billion.
RANCH is seeking a permit to renovate and reopen the
152-room Kaluakoi Resort on the island's beach-lined west coast.
The property, which opened as the Sheraton Molokai in 1975 and
failed to prosper under several other operators, has been closed
since 2001. Funding for the renovation would come from the sale of
residential lots at another beachfront location, which in the past
has drawn some negative response from island residents who oppose
large-scale development on the island.
VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU has presented its highest
honor, the Maile Award, to the Native Hawaiian Hospitality
Association in recognition for its efforts to promote Hawaiian
culture, values and traditions within the travel industry and
workplace. Founded in 1997, the nonprofit association conducts
workshops and training classes, and organized the first-ever Native
Hawaiian tourism conference this past May.
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