Hotels

Ian Schrager and Marriott Join Forces with Honolulu Boutique Hotel, This April, Chef Morimoto In Tow

Hold on to your hipster gear: Edition Hotels will debut in Honolulu this Spring. The buzz has been circulating for nearly a year that traditionally staid hotel brand Marriott was set to launch a line of boutique properties with nightlife impressario and Ian Schrager, the "Father of the boutique hotel movement".

New Wedding Venue: Outrigger Al Fresco

Last week, Outrigger Hotels unveiled a brand new wedding venue in Waikiki that just may rival any in bustling Waikiki. Capping a $110 million property renovation, the Outrigger Reef has opened the all-new "Voyager Deck", a 6,000 square foot, 3rd floor event space that overlooks Honolulu's serene ocean waters.

Kona Coffee Festival Offers Array of Cultural This November

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off this year on Friday, November 6, with events stretching through November 15th. Festival organizers seem to be taking advantage of the "cultural" aspect of the festival this go-around, to spotlight a number of unique offerings in and surrounding the Kona location, on Hawai`i's Big Island.

Wailea's Most Economical Resort Offers "Full Monte"

In these lean economic times, when the numbers at Hawai`i's hotels are staggeringly low, what does the newest hotel chain on the block do? Why, they advertise the opportunity to "Own Your Own Resort for $25,000 per day", of course. Duh!

Tropica Chef Boasts Bold Island Flavors, Off-beat Wine Pairings

We recently sat down with Maui Chef de Cuisine Rich Hinojosa, the most recent culinary import to the Valley Isle. Posting up at Ka`anapali’s most expansive al fresco restaurant, Tropica, Hinojosa is pushing the envelope with creative platings that he honed at award-earning restaurants in Arizona.

Sheraton Waikiki: Wine Flights + Farm Fare, New

The Sheraton Waikiki has launched two new food and beverage initiatives, even as the whir of construction crews continue to wrap up the remodel of the hotel's expansive lobby.

The $10,000 Mai Tai, + S. American Wine Sippin'

Times are, well, what they are. Which is why we feel obligated to pass along any stories that might lead to the fattening of your wallet, instead lieu of lightening it. The kind and charitable folks

Table One, + a Degustation Menu, 50 Years in the Making

The Halekulani has relentlessly rolled out a number of culinary gems this week, reminding those bound for (or residing in) O`ahu that Kalia Road is the place to be for top-tier dining.

Ko`a Kea: Long Awaited Boutique Resort for Kaua`i

Something Different For Kauai Visitors: An Urban-styled Hotel With More Comforts Than Home

It isn't every day that a swanky new boutique hotel opens on the islands. Heck, it isn't often that anything new opens in this economic climate. But it certainly isn't every day both these occur on the sleepy and reclusive isle of Kaua`i. We were eager to visit the Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort in Poipu since writing about its architect last winter.

Impact4Good Puts Corporate Travelers to Work for Hawaiian Communities

Maryland-based Impact4Good Sees Value in Continuing Incentive Travel, with a Conscience 

We've all heard the phrase "A Little Aloha Goes a Long Way". But "Aloha" isn't the first sentiment that comes to mind when you hear about big, corporate groups that descend upon large-scale resorts across Hawai`i for meetings or incentive travel. One small company is making a run to change all that.

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