Mauna Lani Hotel rolls out 2003 plans

KOHALA COAST -- The Mauna Lani Hotel & Bungalows, located on the Big Island, announced its roster of 2003 packages.

All rates are based on a three-night minimum stay and are valid Jan. 3 through Dec. 22, 2003.

The Mauna Lani Experience plan offers a sampling of activities, including use of the property's new fitness center and snorkeling equipment. Buffet breakfast in the Bay Terrace restaurant is covered in the rate.

With oceanview or oceanfront accommodations, guests receive two massage treatments per stay, per room, including a choice of techniques: Swedish, deep tissue, lomilomi, Trager, eclectic, shiatsu, Thai or reflexology.

Prices start at $320 for a mountainview room, $365 for gardenview, $430 for oceanview and $500 for oceanfront.

Rates are based on a three-night minimum stay, single or double occupancy.

For families, the property's Family Suites plan includes two rooms for the price of one, with a three-night minimum stay.

The plan covers accommodations in two adjoining guest rooms. One room is equipped with a king-size bed; the other has two double beds. Both rooms are equipped with VCRs.

Up to two children ages 5 to 12 can participate in Camp Mauna Lani during the day.

Nightly suite rates are $575 per night in an oceanview room and $680 for oceanfront. A maximum of five people are permitted per suite.

Vacationers can choose golf, dinner or a massage as part of the Pick Your Passion package.

Guests receive two coupons per paid room night, which can be redeemed for a round of golf on Mauna Lani's championship courses, a massage at the new Mauna Lani Spa or dinner in one of the hotel's restaurants.

Each coupon is redeemable for one round of golf with a shared cart, one 50-minute massage or one dinner. Coupons are nontransferable. Tee times can be requested at time of reservation and confirmed 14 days prior to play.

With a minimum three-night stay, single or double occupancy, rates are $445 in a mountainview room, $525 in an oceanview room and $565 in an oceanfront unit.

For couples, the Romantic Interludes program features champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival, rose petal turndown on arrival night, daily breakfast for two and one dinner for two.

Also included are the choice of a picnic basket lunch or lunch at the Gallery Restaurant or Ocean Grill for two.

Rates are $575 per night in an oceanview room and $680 in oceanfront rooms.

All of Mauna Lani Bay's 350 guest rooms feature a lanai, TV with movies on-command, a VCR, an honor bar and a safe. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Also available are twice-daily maid service, use of the fitness center, historical tours and Hawaiian activities, games and crafts.

Mauna Lani, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, was selected as one of the World's Best Places to Stay in Conde Nast Traveler's 2002 Gold List.

For information, call (800) 367-2323 or (808) 885-6622 or visit

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