Category: Hawaii

Moneymoons

Moneymoons

Forbes is running a feature called ‘Moneymoons‘ which I assume are just honeymoons that cost a lot of money. Anyway, as usual they’re running ‘top ten’ slideshow, and this time is no exception. The “ten luxury honeymoon destinations” featured are: Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze, France […]

Hotel Hana-Maui photography package

Hotel Hana-Maui photography package

Hotel Hana-Maui is offering a rare opportunity to have a “learning vacation” in a beautiful, secluded location with award-winning photographer  Robert Glenn Ketchum. Robert was widely considered one of the two finest photography teachers in the country in Outside magazine’s national survey. The 4-day workshop (1st – 6th May 2006)  includes 5 nights’ luxury accommodation, […]

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Forbes Luxury Family Resorts 2006

Another great article from Forbes’ Sophia Banay is accompanied by their summation  of family resorts for 2006. Making the shortlist (actually, there’s 14 of them so it’s not so short!)  are: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Disney World, Orlando, Florida […]

Luxury jet charter services from Island Air

Luxury jet charter services from Island Air

Island Air is spreading its wings beyond the Hawaiian skies with a new luxury jet charter service allowing Hawaii travelers to book their own private intercontinental corporate jet to any destination worldwide. Service begins with a limousine pick-up followed by a Bombardier Challenger jet accommodating up to nine passengers served by a flight crew and […]

Western & Oriental Travel floatation

A former finance director of lastminute.com who is Chairman of the UK luxury travel company known as Western & Oriental Travel (formerly World Luxury Group) has unveiled plans to float on the stock market. David Howell is seeking to raise £5.5 million through the floatation. The company has also recently acquired Ranch America, providers of […]

Swag bags for Oscar nominees

Swag bags for Oscar nominees

Celebrities at events like the Oscars and Golden Globes are traditionally given a goody bag with all manner of lavish gifts from companies eager to have the big names use their products.   This year’s Oscars will be no exception.   Presenters such as George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep  and Nicole Kidman  will receive […]

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu

Kahala Mandarin Oriental – the only AAA Five Diamond resort in Oahu -officially  changed its name to The Kahala Hotel & Resort yesterday. Kahala Hotel Investors LLC have unveiled that the now independent 364-room property will now be managed by Landmark Hotels. The Kahala is one of only four AAA Five-Diamond properties in the State […]

The Kahala, Oahu

The Kahala, Oahu

The recent purchasers of the Kahala Mandarin Oriental have decided to take the hotel independent. In a major change at one of Oahu’s top hotels, the hotel’s owner, Trinity Investments affiliate Kahala Hotel Investors LLC, said the property will be renamed simply The Kahala. The hotel’s management contract will be turned over to Landmark Hotels […]

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Hawaii

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast is offering a fifth night free and a $100 to $200 per room per night resort credit (amount depends on room category) for stays between 1st March and 30th May 2006. Rates start at $430 a night before discount; taxes are an extra 16%. Ask […]

Hawaii's best secret beaches

Hawaii’s best secret beaches

Courtesy of the latest issue of Travel + Leisure, here’s a list of Hawaii’s best secret beaches: Pololu Beach, Big Island Polihale Beach, Kauai Polihua Beach, Lanai Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui Bellows Field Beach, Oahu

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

dailyLuxé Top Ten Resorts & Villas

According to dailyLuxé, the Top Ten Resorts & Villas are: Grand Bay Hotel – Isla Navidad Resort, Mexico Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Fiji Casa del Mar Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia Eagle’s Nest Private Retreat, New Zealand Angsana Resort & Spa, Australia Esperanza – An Auberge Resort, […]

Hilton's Waldorf-Astoria brand

Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria brand

Hilton Hotels, which has owned the Waldorf since 1949, is expected to announce today that  it will launch a chain of luxury hotels under the Waldorf-Astoria brand. The new brand will include business hotels and resorts worldwide and match or exceed the chain’s current luxury leaders, Hiltons and Conrads, for its level of amenities. Starting […]

Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay

Four Seasons is pleased to introduce their newest addition to their portfolio of Hawaiian properties. Long a coveted destination, Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay is perched above a white-sand beach that borders a protected marine preserve. Natural discoveries continue on land with hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Two world-ranked golf courses offer […]