Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: Feb. 21, 2005

UNITED VACATIONS is teaming up with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to offer savings at Hawaii resorts on all islands. Five nights on Oahu at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani begins at $794 per person, including air from Los Angeles and San Francisco; $1,094 from New York and Chicago. Vacations include the fifth night free and a $75 dining credit. Travelers who book by Feb. 28 will save between $100 and $300 on reservations (must use promotional code STARSAVE) for travel through Aug. 30, 2005. Book through VAX VacationAccess.

THE KAPALUA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL will take place July 7 to 10 at the Kapalua Resort on Maui. The event is split between the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and the Kapalua Bay Hotel. Tickets are $895 for the four-day pass to all events. Visit for more information on tickets and a schedule of events.

OUTRIGGER is extending its Catch a Wave in Waikiki promotion for guests staying at any of the 11 Outrigger or Ohana hotels. The promotion gives guests the choice of a free two-hour surfboard rental, an outrigger canoe ride for two or a 90-minute catamaran sail when staying five nights or more. The promotion extends through Dec. 20. Visit for more information on the hotels.

THE RADISSON KAUAI BEACH RESORT is holding a contest for travel agents that will reward the winner with a trip for two. For every booking an agent makes for clients staying at the property through Sept. 30 agents can fill out an entry form. There is no limit on forms, one of which will be drawn on Oct. 15. The prize includes seven nights in an oceanview suite, roundtrip air for two on Hawaiian Airlines and a rental car from Thrifty for the duration of stay. Go to for more information, or call (888) 805-3843.

CONSTRUCTION will begin in the spring on a retail center on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. The single-acre shopping center, a two-story, $10 million project, will include shops like Footlocker and Whalers Market, with eateries such as California Pizza Kitchen.


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