Category: Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay, Lanai, Maui

Some aerial footage of Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay from the perspective of Blue Hawaiian, a helicopter tour operator.

Tripadvisor's top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I […]

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, Hawaii

The new Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk is being designed by the Manhattan, New York-based Guerin-Glass Architects in conjunction with Benjamin Woo Architects of Honolulu and will include a two-story lobby with sprawling ocean views and about 460 luxury hotel-condos ranging from 150 to 900 sq metres, as well dining and retail […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

Sheraton Maui Resort

A look at the beautiful Sheraton Maui Resort on Kaanapali Beach.

Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Kona, Hawaii

A look at the amenities and activities at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including […]

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Hawaii

AAA Five Diamond Award winners: Hawaii

If Hawaii’s on your list of places to visit, you might like to consider the state’s Five Star Diamond Award winners in the latest  AAA inspection. In all,  4 properties in  Georgia achieved this standard: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu Four Seasons Resort, Maui at Wailea Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

A new brand on the block: Solage Hotels & Resorts

A new brand on the block: Solage Hotels & Resorts

The luxury hotel operator Auberge Resorts has launched a new hotel brand called Solage Hotels & Resorts. The first hotel to open within the Solage umbrella will be the Solage Calistoga, an 89-room resort expected to open in  California’s Napa Valley  in May 2007. Room rates are expected to range from $275 for a deluxe […]

Aloha Pualani, Maui

Aloha Pualani, Maui

If you’re looking for something other than a resort in Maui, spare a thought for Aloha Pualani. This small boutique hotel opened with  five suites just three years ago and is just two minutes’ walk from the beach. With views of either the ocean or pool (or both), rates start from $265 a night with […]

Improved fitness facilities for Hilton

In a press release issued by Hilton, it’s been announced that all full-service Hilton, Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels will have new Precor fitness equipment and facilities installed by the end of 2007. With the exclusive agreement, brand standards have been established for a premium-quality fitness experience, with the first co-branded facilities opening at The […]

A year of island hopping: November

A year of island hopping: November

This is post eleven  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For November, the following are recommended: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: Wild Orchid Resort Big Island of Hawaii: Jacaranda Inn Fernando de Noronha, […]

A year of island hopping: May

A year of island hopping: May

This is post  five of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For May, the following are recommended: Azores, Portugal: Pousada da Horta Java, Indonesia: Amanjiwo Long Island, New York: The Chequit Inn Mauritius: The […]

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spa programs for kids with Hilton Hawaii

Spas are more normally regarded as kid-free zones but that’s not true of  Hilton Hawaii. On the contrary, the Kohala Sports Club & Spa at the Hilton Waikoloa Village positively encourages younger visitors with its Summer at the Spa for Keiki & Teens package where children can enjoy anything from a Coco-Mango Tango Scrub to […]

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

Top 10 hotel bars in the United States

You would think that all the possible ‘top 10’ lists out there have been exhausted by now.   But no, MSN have managed to come up with a new one… the top 10 hotel bars in the US. We’re told that the pool is the new “hot spot” at US hotels. Whether you’re looking for […]

Waikiki Beach Hotel enhancement

ResortQuest Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach Hotel has announced that it will undergo a US $13 million enhancement program. The renovation begins  today and is expected to be completed within five months; it  is said that it  will not impact hotel operations and guest comfort. As one of Hawaii’s trendiest hotels, it  will see all of […]