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Starwood To Upgrade Branding Of Two Hawaii Hotels: Multi-Million Dollar Renovations In Waikiki And Princeville in 2007

The Moana Surfrider hotel in Waikiki will drop the "Sheraton" before its name and re-brand as a Westin following a significant upgrade. Starwood -- which own's the hotel -- announced last week that it will take the next three years and $400 million to renovate its four Waikiki hotels, in order to attract more luxury clientele.

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Castle Resorts: Hawaii's Best Value Condo Option

Plus 2007 Romance Packages

Chef Yves Garnier Bestowed Major French Honor

We were recently alerted by the folks at Halekulani that Chef Yves Garnier, who mans the helm at La Mer, is to receive the title "Chevalier De L'Ordre Du Merite Agricole" by the state of France. This auspicious honor deserves the utmost praise -- one that Garnier is certainly deserved of.

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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.

Wyland Waikiki Hotel Branded Doubletree By Hilton After $10 Mill Renovation

The much ballyhooed Wyland Hotel, which has dodged management rumors by this and that outfit for most of the summer, has been bought by a conglomerate of mainland investors, and will subsequently be managed by Hilton.

Dueling Ukuleles Take The Stage At Duke's In Waikiki

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Hawaii's Royal Kona Resort Combats Quakes, Makes One Heck Of An Offer

In honor of yesterday's earthquake, we are going to alert readers about a special at the Big Island's Royal Kona Resort, located in the quaint town of Kailua-Kona. Those who book two nights at the hotel will receive a third night free. Yes, it's true: If you book six nights, you will receive two additional free nights. And so on, down the line. The offer is valid through December 20, 2006.

Tiger Wood Swings On Kauai. You Can, Too

Golf Alongside The Pro's on Kauai's Lush Links

Have you ever noticed that after watching the U.S.

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The Big Island Festival Underway Friday, Nov. 17, 2006

The Big Island Festival kicks off this weekend at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, with an endless string of wine, cocktail and food tastings, topped off with an outdoor event on Saturday night that coincides with Dwight Yoakam in concert.

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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Deemed Unsafe By Engineers, Shut Down

The closure of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawaii's Big Island might be the most significant result of the October 15 earthquake that shook the Kohala Coastline more than any other location throughout the island chain.

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