Fourth Annual Waikoloa Womens Golf Challenge will take
place at the Waikoloa Resorts Beach and Kings Courses on the Big
Island Oct. 21 to 23. Entry fee is $650. Deadline to enter is Sept.
The event kicks
off with a practice round for player participants and a
at the Hilton
Waikoloa Village. Tournament play begins Oct. 22 on the
winner of five LPGA titles, is this years featured golfer. Rarick
will conduct a clinic for the players, as she did last year, when
amateur players from 13 states participated in the challenge. The
entry fee includes receptions, play, spa treatment and golf
accompanying a tournament participant can opt for a special rate of
$199 for two rounds of golf on their own.
Waikoloa and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott will offer special room
rates. For reservations, call (808) 922-5333 and ask for code
hotel part of new luxury brand
Shore Waikiki has become a member of the Blackstone Groups
new LXR Luxury Resorts Collection.
Group, which owns the Waikiki hotel, created the luxury brand
following its acquisition of Wyndham International in
Group affiliate, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, will head the
brand, which encompasses 14 Wyndham hotels and seven hotels and
resorts from Blackstones own collection.
information on the Park Shore Waikiki, call (808) 923-0411 or visit
Seasons to manage Lanai hotels
& Cooke Resorts signed an agreement turning over
management of its two Lanai properties to Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts. The hotels are the Lodge at
Koele and the Manele Bay.
The Manele Bay
Hotel has been undergoing a $40 million renovation and will be
rebranded the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay when the work
is completed in mid-September.
The Lodge at
Koele will begin renovations in early 2006. Castle & Cooke will
retain ownership of the hotels, golf courses, retail leasing and
real estate development around the properties.
news from Outrigger Waikiki
Waikiki on the Beach became the first hotel in Waikiki to
offer free high-speed Internet access and free long-distance
domestic telephone calls to its hotel guests.
Guest rooms and
suites have been equipped with ethernet cables, and all meeting
rooms, lobby and pool areas offer wireless connections. With the
service, direct-dial calls to the mainland are free.
information, call (800) OUTRIGGER.
reporter Brian Berusch, send e-mail to trav[email protected].