WAIKOLOA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT will host the 2006 Big
Island Film Festival from May 18 to 21. In its debut year, the
festival will include movie screenings, music events, parties,
actor and filmmaker awards, a symposium and a golf tournament.
There will be three venues for movie screenings. For more
information, visit www.bigislandfilmfestival.com.
HALEKULANI will host a day-long event in conjunction with
the 13th Annual Hawaii International Jazz festival on April 1. In
the morning, a demonstration will feature various performers
speaking on their various styles; the day will end with a three-act
show in the Halekulani ballroom. Visit www.hawaiijazz.com
for more information and ticketing.
THE SALE OF
THE COCO PALMS RESORT on Kauai has been finalized, and
Coco Palms Ventures has begun its $220 million restoration. The
project will include redesigned bungalow-style rooms and condos,
two restaurants and a spa. The project is expected to be complete
in the summer of 2008.
SHERATON KEAUHOU introduced a romance package that
includes daily buffet or room service for two, a 30-minute Ho ola
Spa couples massage, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries
and a daily mai tai reception. The four-night minimum package
begins at $345 per night for deluxe oceanfront accommodations. To
book, call (888) 488-3535.
VACATIONS is offering discounts on oceanview and
oceanfront category rooms on Hawaiian vacations for travel between
June 10 and Aug. 25. A five-night Maui package with accommodations
at the Outrigger Royal Kahana starts at $979, including air from
the West Coast. Travel agents should book through www.vaxvacationaccess.com.