Sheraton Keauhou Opening Offer

New Big Island resort has special rates

By: Marty Wentzel

The big news on the Big Island is the upcoming opening of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, the first major hotel project in the island’s Southwest realm for more than a decade.

Clients eager to meet the 522-room newcomer firsthand can stay in one of its mountain-view rooms for $169 per night, double occupancy, when travel is booked by Oct. 31, 2004. The offer, called Get to Know Keauhou, is good on stays between Oct. 1 and April 30, 2005.

“This rate offer will not be seen again at Sheraton Keauhou,” said sales and marketing director Revell Newton. “We want to introduce the resort to as many people as possible, and this is one way to accomplish that.”

Sheraton Keauhou’s facilities and services include a spa, fitness center, tennis courts, business center, children’s program, two restaurants, two golf courses and a multi-level swimming pool with a 200-foot-long lava-tube slide.

After sunset, the resort is offering up-close encounters with the manta rays that feed along the adjacent shoreline. Sheraton Keauhou’s Manta Experience takes guests into the water for a nighttime snorkel or scuba excursion.