Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: July 24, 2006

WAIKIKIS ILIKAI HOTEL has been sold to Hawaii-based Anekona Development for $200 million. Developer Brian Anderson has announced plans for a $40 million upgrade to the property, which will see a portion of the hotels inventory transformed into upscale hotel rooms and a portion sold to individual investors (with much of that inventory likely to be marketed as hotel rooms). Unconfirmed reports have named Hard Rock International as the operator of the hotel.

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS has begun sales for the 179-unit Westin Princeville Ocean Resort on Kauai, a timeshare property with two- and three-bedroom units starting in the low $30,000s for a one-week purchase. The first units are scheduled for occupancy in 2008.

HILTON HAWAII SPAS has introduced spa packages targeting teenagers. The programs, starting at $60, are available at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island and the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. Options for Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens (offered until labor Day) include massage, hair salon and the Acne Attack Facial. To view program options, visit (Waikoloa) or (Waikiki).

THE KAUAI BEACH HOTEL & RESORT, set to be rebranded as the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort later this summer, is offering play on three of Kauais golf courses with its Par 3 Kauai package. The package, which requires a three-night minimum stay, is offered in all room categories, starting at $359 per night, double. A midsize rental car and a round of golf at the Poipu Bay, Kiele, and Prince courses are included. Call (888) 805-3843; contact

APPLE VACATIONS is offering the Dinner and a Movie promotion at select Marriott properties that are booked online.The agent with the most Apple/Marriott online bookings will receive a five-night, two-island package for two at participating Marriott properties.


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