AIRLINES inked a letter of intent to acquire four
wide-body 767-300 planes, thus expanding its trans-Pacific fleet of
aircraft to 18. Each plane will be modified to Hawaiian standards,
which includes 18 first class seats and 242 coach-class seats.
RENAISSANCE ILIKAI WAIKIKI HOTEL in Honolulu was sold to
local developer Anekona Islander, LLC, for an undisclosed amount.
The new owners have not announced whether or not Renaissance will
continue to manage the 703-room property, which also contains 80
time-share units operated by Shell Vacations.
HOLIDAYS is offering a fifth night free to guests at Mauis
Lahaina Shores through 2006. Five-night, land-only vacations begin
at $556 per person, double, inclusive of a rental car throughout
the stay and taxes. Meanwhile, six-night packages to the Grand
Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa between Aug. 18 and Dec. 19 will
include a free room category upgrade with rates starting at $1,261
per person, double. Visit www.pleasantagent.com for more
RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA, on Maui, will host the 14th annual
Celebration of the Arts festival on April 14 to 16, with the theme
Establish a Legacy. Panels will discuss topics that include
Hawaiian leaders plans for future development on the islands and
how it will affect native culture and arts and how the world sees
the destination through its own marketing. In addition, more than
40 artisans will be on hand to share their wares. Events are held
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Celebration of the Arts
package begins at $395 per night, double, with a three-night
minimum-stay required with arrival April 13 and departure April 16.
To book, call (800) 262-8440.
THE KAANAPALI BEACH
in Maui, made up of member properties
the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, the Kaanapali Beach Hotel,
the Royal Lahaina Resort, the Sheraton Maui Resort and the Westin
Maui Resort & Spa, offers a free cultural and historical tour
every Tuesday and Friday departing at 9 a.m. Reservations are
required and the association suggests making them at least two
weeks in advance. The tour, which departs from the Royal Lahaina,
takes in the areas rich historical significance. Cultural advisor
to the association, Charles Kaupu, occasionally leads the tours to
10 different sites, each marked with a lava rock monument. To
reserve a spot on the tour, call (808) 661-3271.