he newly renovated Turtle Bay
Resort on the north shore of Oahu announced a North Shore
Hearts & Flowers package.
The plan includes one night in one of the resort's new
beachfront cottages, private check-in, a dozen roses on arrival as
well as sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
The couple is taken on a private, guided horseback ride along
the oceanfront to a beach setting, where a four-course dinner is
served, complete with butler service, wine, white linens, flowers
and candlelight. Return is by limousine.
The North Shore Hearts & Flowers package is priced at
$1,700. Additional nights may be added. Nonguests may book the
dinner, horseback ride and limo portion throughout the year for
$900 per couple.
Call (808) 293-8811 or visit www.turtlebayresort.com.
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii launched
an interactive Aloha Amenity form at www.starwoodhawaii.com/agents.
The program enables agents to send a welcome gift, free of
charge, to clients staying at any of Starwood's 13 Hawaii hotels.
The agent's IATA number is required. The Aloha Amenity order must
be sent at least 72 hours prior to the arrival date.
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Castle Resorts & Hotels debuted a "5 for
50" Travel Agency Incentive Program, valid through June 15. The
program gives agents a $50 cash reward for every five-night booking
at a participating Castle Resort.
Properties participating in the program include the Waikiki
Shore, Oahu; the Kamaole Sands, Maui; the Kiahuna Plantation &
Beach Bungalows, the Makahuena, the Poipu Shores and the Lanikai on
Kauai; the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and the Kona Reef on the Big Island;
and the Kaluakoi Villas on Molokai.
In addition to the "5 for 50" incentive, Castle has a variety of
promotions that offer free nights, free car rentals and coupon
books for guests. Examples include a free seventh night for those
paying for six at the Waikiki Shore, Makahuena, Poipu, Lanikai
Resort, Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows and the Poipu
Shores. A five-night stay at Maui's Kamaole Sands or the Big
Island's Kona Reef hotels earns clients a sixth night free.
Guests staying four nights at the Waikiki Terrace and Hawaiian
Monarch hotels in Waikiki or the Hilo Hawaiian on the Big Island
will receive a fifth night free; those opting for three nights at
Molokai's Kaluakoi Villas or the Hotel Molokai are offered a fourth
Free car rentals are offered at Castle's Oahu, Kauai, Maui and
Big Island properties. All guests are given a Royal Value coupon
book for restaurants, attractions, shops and activities. For more
information, call (800) 367-5004 or visit www.castleresorts.com/travelagents.
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The Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu
received a No. 1 overall ranking as the most attractive convention
center and a No. 3 ranking for food served among 40 major
convention centers in North America, according to the Metropoll X
study by Gerard Murphy & Associates. In addition, the center
ranked in the top 20 in 19 of 21 areas evaluated.
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Hanalei Colony Resort on Kauai's north shore is
continuing its Explore Napali package.
The package includes five or seven nights' accommodations in a
two-bedroom oceanview condominium, a Jeep Wrangler or convertible
rental for the duration, a two-hour guided tour of Limahuli Garden,
a kayak for a day on the Hanalei River, a guidebook on hiking
Kauai's trails, a hiking-oriented gift and an in-room or beachfront
his and hers massage. The package is designed and priced for two
but can be extended to a party of four for an additional fee.
The five-night price is $1,518 for low season travel (through
May 31 and Sept. 9 to Dec. 19) or $1,618 for high season (June 1 to
Sept. 8). The seven-night package price is $1,740 for low season
and $1,855 high season.
For reservations or information, call (800) 628-3004, e-mail [email protected] or
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