launched a new family program,
"ASTONishing Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free." Kids 17 and younger
stay free. Children 12 and under receive free admission tickets,
meals and merchandise when accompanied by a paying adult who is
purchasing something of equal or greater value. The free
attractions for kids include the Maui Ocean Center, the Hawaii
Nature Center and Atlantis Submarines, the Waikiki Aquarium, the
Honolulu Zoo, the Magic of Polynesia Show, the Parker Ranch Museum,
the Sugar Cane Train, and Sea Life Park. Restaurant participants
include the Hard Rock Cafe, Tony Roma's, Pizza Hut and KFC Hawaii.
The program is valid throughout 2004 and is usable in conjunction
with Aston special rates or promotions, including the Free Deals
program that offers every fifth night free, two-for-one luau passes
and discount coupons. For more information visit www.astonishingkids.com
THE FAIRMONT ORCHID ON HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND is
offering a new spa package as it marks the completion of a spa
renovation and the construction of 10 new massage huts, or hales.
The "Rejuvenate Yourself" package, available through Dec. 25,
starts at $469 per night. The package requires a four-night minimum
stay and includes accommodations for two, two 50-minute massage
treatments and two 25-minute body treatments per stay, daily
breakfast buffet for two at the Orchid Court and a spa amenity bag.
Use of the adjacent fitness center, sauna and steam rooms is also
included. Wellness enthusiasts can opt for treatments in one of the
oceanside or tropical-setting hales. Lomilomi is a popular massage;
guests can also opt for a vanilla-coffee exfoliation treatment that
uses natural Kona coffee, orange and ginger. For more information,
visit www.fairmont.com <<P>KAUAI'S POIPU
BAY GOLF COURSE is reinstating its "Grand Slam"
three-round golf package for 2004. The package offers golf
enthusiasts discounted rates on golf rounds when the three rounds
are completed within 10 days of purchase. The package includes
green fees, and the use of a golf cart, global positioning system
and the driving range. Guests staying at the adjacent Hyatt Regency
Kauai Resort and Spa can buy the package for $300 plus tax per
person; those staying elsewhere pay $360. The Grand Slam package is
available through Dec. 18. For more information, call (800)
858-6300 or 808-742-8711.
THE LYMAN MISSION HOUSE, the Big Island's
oldest frame structure (and the second oldest in the state), is
open for tours that highlight Hawaii's early missionary history.
The 165-year old structure is in the center of downtown Hilo and
was recently restored. Lyman Mission House is open Mondays through
Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Guided tours begin every
hour starting at 10 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $3 for
children up to 17 years. For more information, visit www.lymanmuseum.org.