NFL Pro Bowl can be a Pleasant Holiday


Pleasant Holidays announced three official travel packages for the NFL Pro Bowl weekend, Feb. 9 to 13. Each package includes roundtrip air fare, lei greeting, hotel transfers, Waikiki accommodations, game tickets, transfers to Aloha Stadium on game day (Feb. 12) and Pro Bowl VIP tailgate party admission complete with food, beverage and interaction with players and cheerleaders.


The MVP package includes four nights at a Waikiki hotel and upper-level, sideline-section tickets beginning at $1,179 per person for West Coast departures.

The Platinum package includes four nights at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, lower-level, side-section ticket seating and a Friday-night party with food, beverage and entertainment, beginning at $1,689 per person.

The Platinum Plus package includes four nights' oceanview accommodations at the Halekulani hotel, club-seating game tickets and entrance to the VIP party, starting at $2,479 per person.

Pleasant Holidays will sell land-only options for the weekend. In addition, Pleasant will arrange for extensions to outer islands for clients who wish to travel beyond Oahu for their vacation. Agents are also able to prebook optional activities throughout the islands, each of which is commissionable.

Visit to view Hawaii brochures online or call (800) 5-HAWAII for more information.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki redone

Those booking the NFL Pro Bowl weekend Platinum package should know that the Hyatt Regency Waikiki recently completed a $16 million redesign of the 1,230-room property. The new theme is "simple Hawaiian elegance," according to Mike Jokovich, general manager.

In addition, the hotel has added wireless Internet throughout. Guests can log on for a cost of $9.95 per 24-hour period. Public areas will be wired and Internet-accessible, and the hotel will maintain cable modem hook-ups in 120 of its guest rooms.

Meanwhile, the hotel's Na Ho'ola Spa has initiated two new programs: yoga and hula-cise classes. The spa offers yoga classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and hula-cise classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Both will operate from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The cost is $15 plus tax, per person. Hotel guests and nonguests are welcome to join the classes for the same fee.

For more information, call (808) 923-1234 or go to

Turtle Bay to hold tourney

Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu will host the Champions Tour Turtle Bay Championship of Golf Jan. 23 to 29.

The tournament includes a 36-hole professional/amateur competition and a separate 54-hole pro tourney, both on the Palmer Course. Each will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel. The resort has signed a four-year agreement with the Professional Golfers' Association to host the tournament until 2008.

Go to for more information.

Castle group tackles gas crisis

Castle Resorts & Hotels had consumer fuel price worries in mind when it launched a "T'anks" promotion that includes discounted room rates and a car rental with gas.

Rates per night for the promotion begin at $97 on Oahu, $99 on the Big Island, $135 on Maui and $179 on Kauai.

Participating resorts are Island Colony and Waikiki Shore on Oahu; Kamaole Sands on Maui; Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Kona Reef and Kona Bali Kai on the Big Island; Kiahuna Plantation & the Beach Bungalows, Poipu Shores, Makahuena at Poipu, Lae Nani and Lanikai Resorts and the Kaha Lani Resort on Kauai. 

Call (800) 367-5004 or visit

To contact reporter Brian Berusch, send e-mail to [email protected].

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