What's New 11-20-2002

Paradise Found Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki is promoting two Paradise Plus packages for value-added vacations to Oahu next year. Both programs start at $189 per night for city-view accommodations and $219 for oceanview rooms. The room-and-car option provides use of an economy rental car, while the ro


Paradise Found Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki is promoting two Paradise Plus packages for value-added vacations to Oahu next year. Both programs start at $189 per night for city-view accommodations and $219 for oceanview rooms.

The room-and-car option provides use of an economy rental car, while the room-and-breakfast deal gives clients daily breakfast for two at the hotel’s Canoes at the Ilikai restaurant.

The 783-room Renaissance Ilikai wrapped up a $27 million renovation in March 2002. Facilities include two pools, a fitness center, tennis court, restaurants and 15 shops. Call 800-468-3571.

Point System Prince Resorts Hawaii is extending its Plumeria Rewards program through next year.

Launched this year, the incentive plan provides travel agents with one point for every booking of five or more paid nights at a hotel in the Prince chain.

Participating resorts include Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on The Big Island, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki on Oahu and Maui Prince Hotel in Makena Resort.

One Plumeria point earns agents such awards as a one-night stay, one round of golf or buffet breakfast for two at a Prince property in Hawaii. With four points, agents can take part in a seafood fest or a clambake on The Big Island.

Five points provides them with suite accommodations for one night. When agents fill out and submit amenity forms, Prince will provide arriving clients with gifts on the agents’ behalf.

Agents can enroll in the Plumeria Rewards program and receive amenity order forms and award redemption forms at princeresortshawaii.com/travelagents. Call 866-788-5138.

Hyatt Promos Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is making a play for golfers, families and couples with its 2003 package promotions.

Four-night golf packages provide clients with unlimited golf for two players on Kaanapali Resort’s North and South courses, including greens fees and cart use. Guests also get welcome golf gift baskets. Rates start at $1,094 per person, double.

For families, Hyatt Maui is offering 50% off a second room for kids ages 18 and younger. The family plan with terrace accommodations starts at $315 for the first room and $157.50 for the second. Hyatt Maui’s children’s menus feature items for $7 or less, and guests ages 3 and younger eat free at the hotel’s Swan Court restaurant and Drums of the Pacific luau.

Hyatt’s vow renewal packages range from $1,150 to $1,750. Each couple receives a choice of settings for the ceremony, from a private gazebo to Oriental gardens. For an additional charge, clients can request special touches such as a dove or butterfly release. Call 800-55-HYATT.

Club Kids For the upcoming holidays, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort is presenting a children’s program with all the trimmings.

Available from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4, 2003, Keiki Club for guests 5 to 12 runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program with lunch costs $50 per person; half days with lunch are $40; and half days without lunch are $30.

On Mondays, youngsters learn about Hawaiian legends through puppets and take part in cookie decorating. Tuesday’s theme instructs kids on how to create their own smoking, lava-filled volcanoes. Wednesdays and Thursdays bring Hawaiian crafts and games, with lei making and hula dancing on Fridays. Kids go on resort scavenger hunts on Saturdays and make shell crafts on Sundays.

The 1,310-room Waikiki Beach Marriott recently completed a $60 million renovation. Call 800-367-5370.

Kapalua Couples Kapalua Villas in Northwest Maui is courting couples by offering a lavish romance package.

Called Kapalua Kuuipo (sweetheart), the five-night package for $899 per person comes with roundtrip limousine transfers, a convertible rental car, a tour of the Maui Pineapple Plantation and value-added coupons.

Kapalua Villas features one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations in oceanfront, oceanview and fairway view enclaves. Each community has private recreational facilities such as swimming pools and barbecues. Guests get such benefits as advance tee times at Kapalua Resort’s three golf courses, free tennis and charging privileges throughout the resort.

Kapalua Kuuipo is available on stays from Jan. 5 to Dec. 20, 2003. Call 800-545-0018.

Prince Packages

Clients eager to get away to the North Shore of Kauai can choose from several packages available at Princeville Resort.

The hotel’s luxury romance package welcomes couples with a bottle of champagne and tropical flowers, and provides them with a breakfast buffet for two. Rates from April 1, 2003 to Mar. 31, 2004 start at $450 per night, with a two-night minimum.

The Prince package, with rates from $445 per night, includes buffet breakfast and a 50% discount on golf rates at the Prince or Makai courses, which are normally priced at $175 and $125. Call 800-826-4400.

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