CARLTON, KAPALUA, will kick off the 14th annual
Celebration of the Arts festival at the Kapalua Resort from April
14 to 16. Workshops, films, cultural practitioners, food, music and
interaction with various artisans make up the schedule of
activities for the weekend. Packages begin at $395 per night at the
hotel, including daily breakfast for two and event tickets.
MAVROTHALASSITIS, aka Chef Mavro, made an arrangement with
Gourmet Cooking Hawaii that will allow 15 students to enter the
chefs kitchen to learn how to prepare one appetizer, one entree and
one dessert off his new menu. After the session, students will sit
down to a three-course gourmet lunch at his restaurant. Classes
cost $165 per person, and will be held four times in the next nine
months. Call (735) 7788 to register.
HOLIDAYS said it will allow Hawaii travelers to
pre-register for vehicles before arrival with Dollar Rent A Car,
speeding up the registration process when arriving at Hawaiian
destinations. Pleasant sends out Dollar confirmations 20-30 days
prior to departure, with a link to a Web page where they can pick
car types and confirm reservations.
BEACH HOTEL & RESORT (formerly the Radisson Kauai
Beach Resort) introduced 2006 packages that include its Bed and
Breakfast in Paradise, starting at $199 per night. It includes
daily breakfast buffet for two. Another package offers a fifth
night free and a $100 dining credit at the resort. Go to www.kauaibeachhotelandresort.com/specials.html for
AIR decided to only sell Hawaii-made beer on its flights
between Hawaiian Islands. In an effort to support local breweries,
the airline will carry Mehana Brewing Co. and Keoki Brewing Co.
beers for $3 per bottle.