Castle Resorts: Hawaii's Best Value Condo Option

Plus 2007 Romance Packages

We were able to catch up with Maura Jordan, vice president of differentiation at Castle Resorts & Hotels, one of Hawaii's secret condo-hotel gems. Castle has a knack for acquiring ideally located condos and appointing them with comfortable and modern decor, while offering reasonable rates for great product. If you don't already know Jordan, then you should. Formerly in charge of the Oahu Visitors Bureau account for a top local PR firm, Jordan knows more about the ins and outs of Oahu than most people who's title demands the same.

When we posed the question: 'What would people be surprised to learn about Castle"' to Jordan, her answer was candid and insightful. Here's what she had to say.

Maura Jordan, VP, Castle Resorts & Hotels: Most people would be surprised to know that we have 18 properties in Hawaii and are on five islands (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai and The Big Island). In fact we are the only hotel management company that is on all five islands! [with the exception of Lanai.]

B: What are some of the gems people might like to know about Castle's hotel/condos"

MJ: We definitely have some hidden jewels that once people discover them they become repeaters. On Oahu, Waikiki Shore is the only beachfront condo on Waikiki Beach. Most locals don't know it exists. The value is fantastic when you look at the space, the location and the view you get for the price. On Kauai, Kaha Lani Resort is a secluded oceanfront condo. It has great prices and great views. It is nestled next to the Waialua Golf Course and Lydgate Park. Poipu Shores is another hidden jewel with all oceanfront views that are spectacular. From the road you would have no idea what lay in store for you.

Jordan announced Castle's 2007 romance packages this week, geared towards couples. Entitled "Kiss Me Everywhere", the offers are based on 3-night minimum stays at participating condos, and include rental car, a list of the top places to kiss, a disposable camera to capture said kisses, a photo album to arrange said photos, bath salts and candles ("to maximize and enjoy a condo vacation," added Jordan). Offer extends through the end of the year. Packages start at $159 per night and go up from there.

Visit www.CastleResorts.com or call 800-367-5004 for more information.

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