Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-Letter: March 4, 2002

THE WESTIN MAUI completed $19 million worth of work to its 759 guest rooms in both the Ocean and Beach towers. All rooms have all new furnishings, new televisions, telephones and mini bars. The Westin Maui is in the Kaanapali resort area.

THE ULTRA-LUXURY Kahala Mandarin Oriental hotel in Honolulu is giving guests a $150 dining credit and a fourth night free to clients who book and travel through Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays by the end of the month. The two partners will throw in a one-category room upgrade if the stars are aligned and there is space available at check in.

THE OLD WAILUKU INN at Ulupono on Maui is adding three new rooms, bringing the total to 10. Each new room sports a Hawaiian flower theme. Rates are $150 a night per room and $10 extra if you want breakfast.

THE SHERATON MOLOKAI LODGE and Beach Village is offering reduced rates through June 30 on its luxury tent accommodations on the beach and at the lodge. Tent camp rates are $175 a night for a two-room unit that has one queen bed in one room and one single bed or one bunk bed in the other. Lodge rates are $220 a night for a deluxe room.

PARTY TIME: The Pan Pacific Festival -- Matsuri in Hawaii will be celebrated in Honolulu June 7 through June 10. The event draws 3,000 musicians, artists and dancers from Japan for street parties, a parade and a half-marathon running race, among other events.

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