Island happenings: Vegas-style 'One' debuts at the Waikiki Marriott

ne," a variety dinner show featuring Las Vegas-style entertainment with magical illusions and musical impersonations, reappeared on the Waikiki nightlife scene with its premiere May 12 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. The show is suitable for adults and children.

"One" is performed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Leahi Showroom located on the second floor of the resort's Kealohilani Tower.

Dinner and show packages include the Cocktail Show, at $39 (adult or child); the Standard, with buffet dinner and show, $59 adult, $42 child; the VIP Deluxe plan, with a filet mignon and lobster dinner, $89 adult or child; and the Producers package, $109, adult or child, featuring a filet mignon and lobster dinner and a souvenir photo. For "One" show reservations or more information, call (808) 921-5000.

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MSD Capital, the investment firm formed to manage the financial assets of computer impresario Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell, purchased the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. The purchase will have no effect on hotel operations, staffing or guest relations, according to Four Seasons management.

With the sale of this property, the sellers, SCP and part-owner Shimizu, which formerly had a large presence on Maui, will no longer own any properties on the Hawaiian Islands.

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Action movie star Jackie Chan opened one of his Jackie's Kitchen restaurants -- the first in the U.S. -- at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. The theme for the eatery revolves around Chan's action movies and memorabilia. Food is served family-style, and the average price is $15 per person. For more information, call (808) 943-CHAN.

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The new Keiki and Teen Adventure Treatments at Hyatt Regency Maui's Spa Moana make you want to be a kid again.

The Movie Star Package includes a minifacial and glitter princess make-up with a temporary fairy tattoo application, a manicure and pedicure for $99. The Rock Star package includes an airbrush manicure with fun designs, spray-on hair color, a toe ring or a temporary tattoo application and a pedicure. Other treatments are manicures, keiki yoga classes and Glow Girl teen facials.

The new treatments come on the heels of Spa Moana's recent expansion. With additional treatment rooms and a new fitness facility, spa and fitness offerings now span 20,000 square feet of space.

In addition to the expansions, the spa recently announced the launch of a signature product line, Lokahi, available for purchase at Spa Moana or online at www.maui.hyatt.com.

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Island Air began operating as an independent airline May 13 with the launch of its daily service between Maui and Kona. Aloha Airgroup, parent of Aloha Airlines, sold Island Air in December to Gavarnie Holding, a family-owned company, making Island Air Hawaii's third-largest independent airline. The sale became effective May 11.

Island Air plans to add four new interisland routes: Hilo on the Big Island to Kahului on Maui; Hilo to Honolulu; Lihue on Kauai to Kahului; and Lihue to Honolulu.

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Aloha Airlines and Island Air will continue their marketing agreements. Island Air customers still will be able to participate in the AlohaPass program, and Island Air will honor frequent flyer AlohaPass miles accumulated by customers. Island Air is Hawaii's leading commuter carrier, offering approximately 50 daily flights to Molokai, Lanai, Kapalua, Kahului and now Kona.

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