The Orchid rolls out 2002 plans

KONA-KOHALA COAST, Hawaii -- The Orchid at Mauna Lani resort here is offering a bundle of packages for 2002.

All packages are commissionable on the entire price. Commissions start at 10%, but rise depending on how much business a travel agency brings to the hotel.

The Spa Experience package includes three nights' accommodations for two, one Kona Coffee/Hawaiian Vanilla Body Exfoliation treatment per person, one 45-minute massage per person, one Hawaiian Rejuvenation spa treatment per person and one robe per person.

The price of the package ranges from $1,967 to $2,267 for two, depending on room type.

The Golf Experience package includes two rounds of golf per day at the Francis H. I'I Brown Golf Course, bag storage and shuttle service to the course. The three-night package ranges from $1,440 to $1,740 for two.

The Experience package offers one round of golf per person; one 50-minute massage or body treatment per person at the hotel spa, and one dinner for two including tip at any of the hotel's three restaurants.

The price of the three-night package ranges from $1,440 to $1,740 for two.

The spa, golf and experience packages are available from Jan. 4 through Dec. 20.

The Aloha 2002 -- More Than A View deal is a two-for one offer on rooms, meals, spa treatments and tennis available from Jan. 1 through Dec. 20.

Clients who reserve two rooms for a minimum of three nights get the second room for $20 per night. If both rooms are reserved for seven nights, the seventh night is free for both rooms.

Gardenview rooms cost $435 per night, double; partial oceanview rooms, $505, and oceanview rooms, $605.

In addition to getting the second room at a discount, the package includes one certificate for a second breakfast, lunch or dinner for free; one certificate for a second 50-minute massage for free, and one certificate for a second tennis lesson for free with one paid lesson.

The second-room-free deal is available in the suite category as well, but the second suite is $200 a night. A garden suite costs $900 per night; an oceanview suite, $1,100; an oceanfront suite, $1,750, and a two-bedroom oceanfront suite, $2,100.

For reservations, call (800) 845-9905 or visit the property's Web site at

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI