Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: June 26, 2006

THE WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, on the Big Islands Kohala Coast, has begun a $95-million expansion that will see additional stores, a gourmet market and an amphitheater with grass seating for 4,000 people. The project, called the Queens MarketPlace, is slated for completion in one year.  

THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI AT MANELE BAY is highlighting the 4X4 Adventure Package that allows a daily choice of activities ranging from golf to massage to round of sporting clays to guided horseback excursions. Rates start at $630 per night for a Garden Room to $2,435 for a Prime Oceanfront Suite. Call 800-321-4666 or visit www.fourseasons.com/manelebay.

THE RITZ-CARLTON KAPALUA has extended the booking window for Pleasant Holidays Escape to Maui promotion from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. The five-night package starts at $1,820, double, including hotel taxes, Dollar rental car and other extras. Call 800-448-3333 or visit www.PleasantAgent.com.  

THE BIG ISLANDS HUALALAI RESORT, home to the 243-room Four Seasons Hualalai, has been sold to computer magnate Michael Dells MSD Capital in partnership with investment management firm Rockpoint Group. A seamless transition is anticipated, with Four Seasons continuing to manage the hotel. MSD purchased the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea in 2004.

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES in April was again named the airline with the best on-time record in the U.S. It was the 30th consecutive month Hawaiian has been No. 1, with 94.3% of its flights arriving on time. Hawaiian has had the nations best on-time performance since November 2003.  

Hawaii Editor:

Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

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