LINGLE is expected to call a special session of the Hawaii
state legislature following the completion of state-organized
public hearings to gauge public support for the restart of
interisland service by Hawaii Superferry while an environmental
review is completed. Emotions remain polarized on the issue. The
legislature is considering legislation that would restore service
under strict state supervision, while allowing for community
involvement. In exchange, the state would be free of liability for
growing losses being incurred by Hawaii Superferry's owners. A
lawsuit is a possibility should service be suspended pending the
findings of an environmental evaluation.
HAWAII is offering Sweet Suite Golf packages at the
Waikoloa Colony Villas and the ResortQuest Waikoloa condominiums.
The package rate includes two rounds of golf at Waikoloa Resort's
Beach or Kings courses. Additional value-added components are
included on bookings for a three-night minimum stay through Dec.
24. Call (866) 774-2924 or visit www.resortquesthawaii.com. (Note: The phone number
listed for ResortQuest's cash-back agent incentive in the Oct. 22
Hawaii E-letter was incomplete. The correct phone number is listed
VACATIONS has introduced the Endless Aloha promotion for
bookings made through Nov. 3. The special includes car rental and
room upgrades as well as other value-added extras. Call (800)
365-2775 or visit www.applevacations.com or www.myappleonline.com.
HONOLULU DIAMOND HEAD is offering the Baby Me Package that
includes value-added extras for expectant mothers. The package is
available until April 30, 2008. Call (888) 627-7816.
HOTEL & RESORT on Oahu is undergoing a $30 million
upgrade to be completed incrementally. Rooms are being stripped to
the walls and modernized with new flooring, furnishings, bathroom
components and art. Rooms on the first four floors have been
completed, with remaining rooms in the main tower to be completed
by the end of the year. Rooms in the Dolphin Lagoon Wing and
upgrades to public areas will continue into 2008. Upgrades include
a new spa, set to open in 2008; it will replace the existing spa.
The hotel will remain open during the renovations, with completion
not likely until 2009.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].