LEISURE is offering discounts on spring travel to Hawaii.
A stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua includes a sixth night free,
room upgrades and a $250 dining credit, valid through June 12. On
the Big Island, guests at the Mauna Lani Point can receive a fifth
night free and an American Express Gift Cheque for $100 through
Dec. 19. For more specials, go to www.creativeleisure.com/cl-webdyn/site/default.htm.
WAIKIKI, the beach bar in the Outrigger Waikiki, is
spotlighting local musicians during February with a Concerts on the
Beach event. On Fridays, Maunalua will perform, while Kapena,
Pacific Blu and Kaala Boys will alternate gigs on Saturday
evenings. As he has for 30 years, Henry Kapono holds court on
Sunday evening. All performances are from 4 to 6 p.m., and are
HILTON will mold the Grand Wailea Resort
& Spa in Maui to fit its new Waldorf-Astoria Collection brand.
KSL Resorts sold the hotel management contract to Hilton. The hotel
is owned by CNL Hotels & Resorts.
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER is offering a deal for
Valentines Day that includes a dance under the stars with musical
guest Kapena. Couples can begin the evening with a twilight canoe
ride through the villages, followed by a prime rib and shrimp
dinner, topped off with the dance. The Valentines Day special is
$50 per couple. Call (808) 293-333 for reservations.
BROWN, Marriotts vice president, Pacific Islands and
Japan, as well as the companys top Hawaii executive, was promoted
to vice president for China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam,
Malaysia and Korea last week. Brown will be replaced by Ed
Hubennette, who was a Marriott vice president for Southeast Asian
properties, based in Hong Kong.