Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: October 10, 2005

THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAUI introduced a Suite Experience package that includes accommodations in one of 38 suites on property, daily breakfast for two at the Pacific Grill, a personal bar replenished nightly, unlimited movies, Internet access and unlimited laundry and dry cleaning service starting at $925 per night, double. For more information, visit

TURTLE BAY RESORT on the North Shore of Oahu will host the Champions Tour Turtle Bay Championship of Golf, Jan. 23 to 29. The tourney includes a 36-hole professional-amateur competition and a separate 54-hole pro tourney, both on the Palmer Course. Each will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel. The total purse for the event is $1.5 million, and the resort has signed a four-year agreement with the Professional Golf Association to host the tournament until 2008. Go to for more information.

THE KONA COFFEE CULINARY INVITATIONAL will take place on the Big Island at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort on Nov. 9. Wine and beer are paired with dishes created with the coffee bean by local chefs, including Outrigger executive chef Jason Koppinger, who oversees the event. The invitational will take place in the Royal Gardens from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call the hotel at (808) 324-2554 or visit for more information.

MARRIOTT is offering travel agents a $25 American Express gift check each time they book a client on five or more consecutive nights at participating resorts throughout Hawaii. Bookings must be made by Dec. 15 for travel until the same date. Participating hotels and resorts are the JW Marriott Ihilani, the Waikiki Beach Marriott, and the Renaissance Ilikai on Oahu; the Wailea Marriott, Renaissance Wailea and Kapalua Bay Hotel on Maui; the Kauai Marriott Resort and Courtyard Marriott on Kauai and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott on the Big Island. Go to for more information.

KAPALUA RESORT officials have launched a five-night Return to Paradise Vacation Golf package that includes three rounds of golf, a $25 merchandise certificate and a $25 food and beverage credit at the Plantation House restaurant. Prices begin at $869 per person, valid for travel through Dec. 18. Visit or call (800) KAPALUA for more information.


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