Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: February 6, 2006

AZABU BUILDINGS, owner of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa and the Kings Village Shops in Honolulu, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. A release put forth by Azabu claims the operations of the hotel and shops will not be affected by the filing.

CLASSIC VACATIONS launched a new resource for travel agents: The Classic Hawaii Concierge Desk. Trained employees offer excursion recommendations and book dinner reservations, spa appointments and tee times for clients of Classic Hawaii, at no additional charge. For more information, email [email protected] or call (800) 704-7000.

THE WESTIN MAUI RESORT & SPA introduces redesigned wedding packages that range from $3,100 to $5,200, and include items like photography, floral arrangements and champagne. Vow renewal packages are available for $2,000 and include a couples massage, sunset sail and ceremony. Visit for more information.

THE MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS is extending its springtime early bird special through Feb. 28, which offers a fifth night free to guests traveling to the resort before May 30. Those who book will receive a $100 credit per room, $200 if an oceanview or higher room category is booked. For more information, go to

THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY and the National Football League teamed up to promote a long weekend of Pro Bowl events in Honolulu starting on Feb. 9 with an open practice at 10 a.m. in Aloha Stadium. On Friday there will be another open practice, followed by a football-themed festival in Kapiolani Park from 12 to 6 p.m., capped with the Pro Bowl Block Party at Aloha Tower Marketplace, 7 p.m. to midnight. The weekend ends with Sundays official tailgate party followed by the 1 p.m. kickoff.


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