he Hotel Hana-Maui
completed its new spa, which is set to open this month.
The 7,650-square-foot facility is situated on an acre of land
with views of Hana Bay and Kauiki Hill. Inside, a waterfall wall
greets visitors. Features include a pool heated to body temperature
and a cold plunge pool.
Outdoor lava rock showers and a whirlpool are located near nine
treatment rooms. Five are massage suites, each averaging 500 square
feet with a private bathroom. Four of the five suites have private
gardens with water features, and two are designated for couples.
Two wet rooms and a boutique complete the new space.
Fifteen therapists and four aestheticians will administer
Hawaiian treatments such as a hot stone massage and a scrub and
wrap with Honua sugar.
For more information, call (800) 321-HANA or visit www.hotelhanamaui.com.
In other news, the hotel has been designated a 2004 AAA Four
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Aloha Airlines plans to establish one-stop,
twice-daily service between Washington's Reagan National Airport
and Honolulu starting July 1.
The flights -- one departing in the morning, the other in the
late afternoon -- will connect through Orange County, Calif.
Those traveling from Honolulu will be able to make it to
Washington in a day (depart at 7:15 a.m, arrive just after
midnight), or will be able to take an overnight flight, putting
themselves in the nation's capital in the late afternoon the next
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The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa will
introduce Aloha Ambassador service in March.
The Maui property is offering two new packages available through
The Bed & Breakfast package starts at $396 per night,
double, and includes accommodations in a Terrace room with daily
breakfast buffet. The rack rate for a Terrace room is $465.
The Room & Car plan starts at $390 per night, featuring
Terrace room accommodations and a midsize rental car.
The Grand Wailea, which is expected to complete a $2.3 million
upgrade of its 780 guest rooms this month, features the Spa Grande,
a Spa Finder Magazine Readers' Choice Awards winner for 2003 in the
category of Comforts and Value. Spa Grande also ranked No. 10 in
the category of hotel spas in the U.S. and Canada by Travel +
For more information or for reservations, call (800) 888-6100 or
visit the Grand Wailea's Web site at www.grandwailea.com.
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Classic Custom Vacations and Starwood
Hawaii are offering fourth-night-free packages to Dec. 18.
Plans must be booked by Feb. 29.
Guests at one of 12 participating hotels will receive rooms with
scenic views, the fourth night free (when staying for three nights)
and several dining options outside the resort.
Vacations at the Westin Maui start at $1,146 per person for five
nights. A six-night plan at the Princeville Resort on Kauai begins
at $1,472. Four nights at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani on Oahu
start at $381 per person.
For more information, call (800) 221-3949 or visit www.classicforagents.com on the Web.
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Starting March 1, Hawaiian Airlines will
increase its nonstop flights between Seattle and Honolulu to twice
Flight 23 will depart Seattle daily at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in
Honolulu at 3:20 p.m. Return Flight 24 will depart Honolulu at 4
p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 11:30 p.m.
Hawaiian has provided daily nonstop flights between Seattle and
Honolulu since 1986. In addition, Hawaiian offers daily nonstop
flights between Seattle and Maui.