Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Oct. 16, 2006

THE SEIBU GROUP has put the 1,880-acre Makena Resort on Maui on the market. The property includes the Maui Prince Hotel, two 18-hole golf courses, several condominiums and a substantial amount of undeveloped acreage. No interruption in operations is anticipated during the sale period, nor does the sale mean a change of management at the Maui Prince.

UNITED VACATIONS is offering savings of $50 to $350 on United Vacations packages to Hawaii. Five-night packages to Waikiki start at $444 per person, double, departing Los Angeles or Sam Francisco, $774 from Chicago or New York. Bookings must be made by Oct. 31 for travel through Nov. 19 and from Nov. 26 to Dec. 17. Call (800) 328-6877 or visit

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is promoting fall travel with a free economy rental car for each room night booked through Oct. 31 for travel through Dec. 13. Rates start at $435, per person, double, for a five-night stay departing Los Angeles, $725 out of Denver and $739 departing New York, including accommodations, Dollar car rental, and taxes. Pleasant is also offering discounted dining in conjunction with the Aloha Diner's Club. Call (800) 448-3333 or visit


THE WAILEA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA has opened its Mandara Spa, a 10,000-square-foot facility offering varied wellness therapies, a restaurant and salon services. The hotel has also expanded its nearby fitness center. The Wailea Beach is introducing the new facility with the Pacific Romance Spa Package, with four nights starting at $1,144. Other 2007 packages include the four-night Exotic Escape ($1,142) plus Paradise Plus ($275 per night, including breakfast or rental car) and the Hawaiian Sand Dollar ($435 per night, including breakfast and a sixth night free). All rates are per room. Call (800) 367-2960 or visit

AQUA HOTELS & RESORTS, in a continuing expansion of inventory, has added the Island Colony condominium hotel to its inventory. The 740-room property is Aqua's largest. The Polo Inn, now undergoing room upgrades, has also signed on with Aqua, which now has a significant share of Waikiki's remaining mid-range inventory. Call (866) 406-2782 or visit

Hawaii Editor:

Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

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