& HOTELS had consumer fuel price worries in mind when
it launched a Tanks promotion that includes discounted hotel rates
and free rental cars on the Hawaiian Islands with complimentary
tanks of gas. Rates begin at $97 on Oahu, $99 on the Big Island,
$135 on Maui and $179 on Kauai. Castle resorts participating
include Island Colony, Waikiki Shores, Kamaole Sands, Makahuena at
Poipu and Lanikai, to name a few. Go to www.castleresorts.com or call (800) 367-5004 for more
AIRLINES, which has been in Chapter 11 since Dec. 30,
2004, has signed a letter of intent with two Los Angeles-based
companies for financial investments that would allow the carrier to
emerge from bankruptcy as early as December. The Yucaipa Cos. would
provide $30 million of the necessary $50 million needed to emerge
from Chapter 11.
WAIKIKI introduced live jazz on Friday nights in the
Hanohano Room beginning at 9 p.m. Local jazz artists such as the
Honolulu Jazz Quartet, DeShannon Higa and Miles Jackson will
perform until 1 a.m. to those who care to sip champagne and sample
pupus as well as diners at the fine cuisine restaurant. For more
information and schedules of performers, visit www.sheraton-waikiki.com.
OUTRIGGER resorts throughout Hawaii will
host a spooky storytelling series beginning on Oct. 24 to mark the
week of Halloween. Scary tales with Hawaiian themes will be told at
the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach on Oct. 24; at the Outrigger
Reef on Oct. 26 and at the Outrigger Keauhou (Big Island) on Oct.
28. Each event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and admission is
free to all. The event will be hosted by Bess Press, the publishers
of Spooky Tales a collection of Hawaiian heritage
MANDARIN ORIENTAL in Honolulu was sold by Japan-based
Kahala Hotel Associates to Trinity Investments, a local investor.
The sale is pending and will take several months to