Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: May 22, 2006

STARWOOD will no longer manage the 50-room W Honolulu-Diamond Head Hotel, effective May 31. The property, at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, tentatively will be renamed the Resort Hawaii Diamond Head. The hotel was Starwoods only W in Hawaii. 

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES is on schedule for the June debut of its third and largest ship for Hawaii cruises, the Pride of Hawaii. The ship will start interisland cruises following an inaugural cruise from Los Angeles. It is scheduled to arrive in Honolulu on May 28. 

PLANS FOR THE EXPANSION of Oahus Turtle Bay Resort have run into opposition from the North Shore communities where the resort, now with a single hotel, is located. Protesting residents want to protect the North Shore from overdevelopment. The expansion would include five hotels and condominiums. 

ISLAND EATS

" The Kahala Resort has closed its signature restaurant, Hokus, for remodeling. The restaurant is scheduled to reopen June 23 with new furnishings and a new menu.

" Outrigger Enterprises $460 million Beach Walk project in the heart of Waikiki has announced the addition of two high-profile restaurants. Ruths Chris Steakhouse, the Yard House (fusion cuisine), and Kai Waikiki (Japanese specialties) are joining Roys Waikiki and the Holokai Grill as key tenants for the project, scheduled for completion at the end of the year.

Hawaii Editor:

Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

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