VACATIONS is offering 5,000 bonus
miles on bookings to Hawaii through Dec. 31, 2004, for travel
through May 31, 2005. Sample vacations include roundtrip airfare
(departing on Wednesday or Thursday nights only) and a five-night
stay at the Aston Maui Banyan starting at $799 per person from the
West Coast or $819 per person at the Outrigger Reef in Oahu.
Packages include a two-for-one luau certificate. Packages for the
Hanalei Bay Resort on Kauai begin at $869, and those for the Big
Island's Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort at $829. For more information,
WELLNESS IN PARADISE": The Hyatt
Regency Maui Resort & Spa partnered with the Maui Wellness
Institute to offer a weekly program at the hotel's Spa Moana
entitled "Lokahi: Wellness in Paradise." Sessions include "A
Journey to the Fountain of Youth," "How to Manage Weight Without
Dieting," and "Omni-Rejuvination and Guided Imagery." The program
is offered every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and costs $260 per
person, or $390 per couple. Through 2004, Hyatt Regency Maui guests
receive 35% off the cost. Call the spa for more information at
808-661-1234 or e-mail [email protected].
BEACH HOTEL: The Kaanapali Beach
Hotel is offering a winter package inspired by the humpback whales
that migrate past western Maui shores each year. From January
through the end of April, couples can stay at the property for five
nights in a partial oceanview room, drive a rental car for duration
of stay, get daily breakfast, go on a whale-watching cruise, gain
admission to the Maui Ocean Center and get tickets to a Hawaiian
dinner show for $1,300 per couple. Children under 18 can stay in
the room at no additional cost. Visit the hotel's Web site for more
information at www.kbhmaui.com.
ROMANCE: The Grand Wailea
Resort Hotel & Spa hired a director of romance, Teresa Martin,
who will oversee all wedding-related events at the Maui property.
Martin began a South Asian wedding program for the Hilton brand in
Texas, which was adopted statewide. She has organized events for
former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and President George W.
Bush. Visit www.grandwailea.com/weddings for more information on
the hotel and its wedding programs.
HOTELS is offering Travel Agent
Education rates at all four of its Waikiki properties. Rates are
$59 per night at the Princess Kaiulani; $79 at the Moana Surfrider
and the Sheraton Waikiki; and $139 at the Royal Hawaiian. Rates are
based on availability. Agents should call 800-782-9488 and ask for
Rate Plan ID: TAED.
AMERICAN AIRLINES announced
introductory fares of $99 one-way between Oakland and Maui or
Honolulu to kick off their new service. Previously, the carrier had
been operating from Oakland through a tour operator only; now
service is available directly to the public. Go to www.northamericanair.com for more