Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-Letter: Aug. 25, 2003

THE FAIRMONT ORCHID on the Big Island welcomes travel agents to see property improvements first-hand with a special $99 rate from Sept. 1 to Dec. 25, subject to availability and for a maximum of four nights. A valid IATA card is required at check-in. (800) 845-9905;

LANAI WILL HOST the Brothers Cazimero, icons of contemporary Hawaiian music, on Sept. 6. As part of the Visiting Artist Program, the musicians will perform in the Lodge at Koele's massive lobby beside towering stone fireplaces from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert is free. (800) 321-4666;

THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM in Honolulu will exhibit "Crossings 2003: Korea/Hawaii" Sept. 19 to Nov. 16. Sculpture, photography, video and mixed media by some of South Korea's top artists will commemorate the centennial of Korean immigration to the United States. Museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission $5; children under 12, free. (808) 526-1322;

OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI ON THE BEACH slated November for the completion of its year-long $15 million renovation of all 500 guest rooms, 30 oceanfront suites and public corridors on 15 floors. Waikiki's cultural heritage is reflected in the tropical designs, materials, colors and furnishings. (800) 688-7444;

MAUNA LANI RESORT on the Big Island now has a Web site dedicated to Hawaiian culture. Created under the guidance of cultural historian Danny Akaka, the site highlights the heritage of Mauna Lani's ancient fishponds and surrounding land. Visitors can learn how to pronounce words like Kalahuipuaa by clicking on highlighted terms.


... CLASSIC HAWAII partnered with the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa on Maui to offer seven nights from $1,758 per person, land only. Some restrictions may apply, and travel is valid Sept. 1 to Dec. 19. (800) 221-3949.

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