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Boutique Hotel Product Arrives In Waikiki, In Pairs

Two Urban-Styled And Modern Chic Hotels

It's been no secret that the decade-old trend of minimalist chic hotel product that saturate places like San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, has completely eluded Honolulu. Which is strange.

Pure Kauai Initiates "Fitness Bootcamp" For Well-Heeled Looking To Shed Lbs

Ichiriki: Ambiance and Nabe for Honolulu Diners

We at B on Hawaii have been keeping a keen eye on the more-oft-than-not seedy stretch of Kapiolani Boulevard between Keeaumoku Street and Ward Avenue. It seems that the area is in the middle stages of a metamorphosis.

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Ritz-Carlton And Exclusive Resorts To Build Luxe Homes At Kapalua

Last month the Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (ML&P), which owns 23,000 acres of land on Maui's west shore, ended our suspense as to what will take the place of the Kapalua Bay Hotel, slated to be razed this June.

Insure Your Wine Collection Against Those Pesky Volcano Eruptions

We at B on Hawaii recently came across an interesting item that might be of interest to all the oenophiles and sommeliers out there who think about how to protect your precious wine collection.

This Isn't Your Grandfather's Royal Lahaina Resort...$330 Million Later It May Be

I feel like I've looked behind the mirror, and walked through to the other side. Directly behind the gracefully poised Sheraton Kaanapali is Black Rock--a peninsula that juts out to what most who visit here assume is the end of Kaanapali Beach.

Chased By "The Donald": Manhattan To Honolulu

Some people just know whom to follow.

I am talking about myself and Donald Trump, real estate magnate, television personality, and soon-to-be condo-hotel owner in Waikiki. However, not in the order you might have assumed.

Four Seasons $50 Million Renovation For Lanai's Lodge At Koele

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced this week that The Lodge at Koele will undergo a $50 million renovation, as funded by Castle & Cooke and property chairman David Murdock. The work will begin in less than a month, and should be completed by November of this year, according to a release.

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Kaanapali's Royal (Lahaina) Side Shines Brightly

Newly Remodeled Tower is West Maui's Hidden Gem

The Royal Lahaina Resort -- which this newsletter reported on in our very first issue, sixteen months ago -- has completed a $30 million renovation of its 12-story, 330-room Lahaina Kai Tower in Kaanapali, Maui.

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Aqua Adds Gem Off Kuhio: The Waikiki Wave Re-Opens

Let's face it: Chain hotels can lend to the demise of the personality of a destination. Not always, but more often than not. Andre Tatibouet, owner of the aging Coral Reef Hotel in Waikiki for the last 33 years, couldn't agree more. So when he was ready to join forces with a rapidly growing hotel group in order to breathe new life in to his 247-room hotel, he chose carefully.

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