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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hyatt Waikiki offers 5-night special

By Chris Oliver

Here are discounts, deals, tips and ideas for travel in the Islands, around the Pacific and Asia, on the West Coast and to Las Vegas:

Five-nighter: Pleasant Holidays' five-night package at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa includes daily buffet breakfast, free meals for children (with paying adults), daily newspaper, turndown service and free parking. Rates start at $756 per person, double occupancy. Reservations: (800) 448-3333.

Check-in Kiosks: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa's Zip-In Check-In Kiosks in the resort lobby enable guests to print their airline boarding passes before they leave for the airport. Airlines include Air Canada, Alaska, Aloha, American, ATA, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian, Northwest, Southwest, United and US Airways. At Honolulu International Airport, Hilton guests can check in at the Zip-In Check-In kiosks and get their room keys before they claim their baggage and leave the airport. There are four kiosks at the airport, in baggage claim areas "G" and "H," that serve United, Continental, Northwest and American airlines. Kiosk hours at the airport are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., check-in service only. Information: www.hiltonhawai ianvillage.com.

Brews, Barbecues: Seattle International Beerfest highlights beers from around the world June 30-July 2. More than 115 beers from 15 countries will be available ranging from start-up breweries in the U.S. to Belgian abbeys with brewing traditions dating back to 1216. Music, a cigar bar and barbecues complement the beer. Proceeds go to Pet Cross, dedicated to low-cost treatments for animals in the Pacific Northwest. Information: www.seattlebeerfest.com.

California Wine Tours: California history and wine are featured on a five-night tour of missions, museums and wineries. The tour departs San Francisco June 13, stopping at 18th-century Spanish missions along the way. The group tours the Filoli Center, an early-20th-century country estate and gardens in Woodside, and San Francisco's rebuilt copper-clad M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. Among the wineries the group visits: Cline Cellars, the new Nicholson Ranch and Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves. Cost is $825 per person, double occupancy ($260 single surcharge), hotels, some meals and entrance fees. Information: (818) 548-0864, ext. 5048; www .californiadiscovery.com.

Reach Chris Oliver at coliver@honoluluadvertiser.com.