HONOLULU -- Hawaii's hotels are gearing up for the millennium, many
already announcing their celebrations and taking reservations.
Here are events for Dec. 31 that have been announced.
Honolulu/WaikikiAt Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii, guests will experience four
parties at one location, with three food stations, champagne and
dancing. Bands, playing music from Latin to rock, will include
Simplisity, Rodney Perez & His Salsa Band and the Honolulu
Boogie Band. The price is $225 per person.
The hotel's Hoku restaurant will offer two New Year's Eve special
dinners -- a five-course set menu beginning at 5:30 p.m. for $150
per person and a six-course set menu starting at 8:30 p.m. for $250
per person (including admission to the New Year's Eve party).
Kahala MandarinThe Royal Hawaiian offers a choice of celebrations. Its Monarch
Room will feature Flavors of Hawaii (a six-course dinner) and
dancing to Dr. T's 16-piece band. Tickets for the black-tie affair,
which runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., cost $400 per person and include
Phone: (808) 739-8888
The hotel's Surf Room, with a carnival atmosphere, will feature
a five-course dinner ($100 per person, including wine) from 6 p.m.
to 9 p.m., continuing with the sounds of the Cathy Foy Trio at the
adjacent Mai Tai Bar until 1 a.m.
Royal HawaiianSheraton Waikiki will hold Ho'omaka Hou 2000 in its ballroom, a
cabaret show featuring many of Hawaii's top recording artists
(including Hapa, Makaha Sons, Kapena, Brother Noland, Moe Keala and
the Moana Chang Trio). Prices range from $85 (cabaret only, with a
half-bottle of champagne per person) to the platinum package ($225
per person), which includes a buffet dinner and unlimited wine and
Phone: (808) 931-7194
The hotel's Ocean Terrace, Ciao! and Hanohano Room restaurants
will offer special dinners.
Sheraton WaikikiSheraton Moana Surfrider will hold a millennium celebration at
its Banyan Court with five hours of entertainment by the Star
Sisters, Jan Brenner and Rea Fox. The $100 price includes a buffet
and a glass of champagne to toast the new year.
Phone: (808) 922-4422
The hotel's Ships' Tavern restaurant will feature a five-course
dinner, entertainment and admission to the Banyan Court event for
$275 per person.
Sheraton Moana SurfriderSheraton Princess Kaiulani's millennium pool party will feature
a band and music from the 1940s to the 1990s. A large video screen
will display the broadcast from Times Square, and the party will
include lighting effects, confetti and lasers.
Phone: (808) 922-3111
The event, which includes a dinner buffet and a glass of
champagne and will be expanded to the hotel's Pikake Restaurant and
Lounge, costs $99 and $88, depending on seating. Without dinner,
there is a $30 cover charge for admission.
Other restaurants will offer special menus.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
Phone: (808) 922-5811
MauiMaui Marriott's Millennium Extravaganza, beginning at 7:30
p.m., will include a four-course dinner and a Polynesian show
followed by a band and dancing and a champagne toast during
Kaanapali Beach Resort's fireworks display.
The $175 price includes a keepsake photograph (attendees must be
age 21 or older, and a cash bar will be open 9:30 p.m. to 12:30
Maui Marriott luau officeWestin Maui guests will have two options -- the New Year's Eve
Gala Party and the New Millennium Party. The gala party features a
cocktail reception followed by a five-course dinner at the Sound of
the Falls restaurant, with an eight-piece jazz band, dancing and
fireworks at midnight ($299 per person).
Phone: (800) 745-6997
The millennium party includes a band, dancing, seven food
stations, open bar and fireworks for $145 (children's prices are
Phone: (808) 667-2525
KauaiKauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club will hold the Millennium
Gala, with Hawaiian music and hula dancing, cocktails, a feast, the
band Honolulu and a champagne toast and balloon drop at
The price is $129 (children's prices are available).
Phone: (808) 246-5166
Big IslandRoyal Kona Resort's millennium party will cover three areas --
its Alii Surf Room, the Windjammer Lounge and the Coconut
Included are a radio broadcast with a disc jockey spinning tunes
from the past century; a large projection screen with a broadcasts
from around the world, and a magician and a fortune teller.
Party admission, including a champagne toast, is $45 per person.
Special dinners earlier in the evening include admission to the
party (a five-course dinner in the Discovery Room for $135 per
person and a buffet in the Tropics Cafe for $85). The earlier Drums
of Polynesia luau, followed by the millennium party, costs $97 per
Royal Kona ResortHilton Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast is planning what it
calls the Event of the Century. The Big Band Beat, a 15-piece band
from San Francisco will perform.
The morning after the celebration will see a full day of events,
starting with a dawn ceremony and including an all-day pool party,
with song and dance, cooking and sports events.
During the holidays, from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, the resort will
hold health and wellness workshops with guest speakers, including
authors, educators, spiritual leaders and healers.
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Phone: (808) 886-1234