Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has been named to Travel + Leisure's annual list of the top 500 hotels in the world. The T+L 500 results from a survey of the magazine's readers was published in Travel + Leisure's January issue.
The T+L 500 results are based upon the 2009 World's Best Awards survey, in which Travel + Leisure subscribers evaluated hotels on five characteristics: rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants and food, and value. Rates start at $299 per room per night. Stay two nights and the third night is free, www.princeresortshawaii.com, www.travelandleisure.com.
HYATT'S HELPING HAND: For guests at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa who book the Lokahi Package — room and daily breakfast for two — Hyatt will donate $44 per room, per stay to the Waikíkí Community Center.
Also, Hyatt's "Care Concierge" promotion has assembled five opportunities for guests to commit an hour, an afternoon, or more to volunteer with the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, Hawaii Nature Center, Sierra Club, Reef Watch Waikíkí, or Waikíkí Beach Cleanup.
In 2009, Hyatt's Lokahi Package generated more than $17,400 for the Waikíkí Community Center; with the volunteering additions, the Lokahi Package could exceed expectations in 2010. Rates start at $175 per night. www.waikiki.hyatt.com.
$50 RESORT CREDIT: JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina offers a $50 resort credit promotion. For reservations booked by March 21 for stays through March 28, Marriott will give you a $50 resort credit, per day, to spend at Marriott-managed outlets for food and beverage and resort activities, such as spa treatments or a round of golf. A minimum two-night stay is required. Rates start at $199 per room per night, www.marriott.com.
FAMILY FUN: At Four Seasons Resort Hualälai, families of up to five who stay a minimum of four nights in a one- or two-bedroom suite enjoy daily breakfast, three family dinners, a date-night dinner for parents (with baby sitter) and a private guided family wall climb, hike or five-person canoe ride. Daily rates start at $1,650 per suite, plus tax. 808-325-8000, www.fourseasons.com/hualalai.
STAY & PLAY IN KONA: Kona Village's Stay & Play package is available throughout 2010. Book any published rate at Kona Village for five nights or more and choose up to eight activities to enjoy, including golf at the Hualalai Golf Course (with green fees and cart), select dives or 50-minute spa treatments. Stay & Play rates start at $780 per night for two, inclusive of meals, luau, children's program, tennis, fitness center and numerous ocean activities. www.konavillage.com.
FOR THE ROMANTICS: Honeymoon at Hilton Waikoloa Village with the Hilton's Romance Package, which includes a massage for two and Kohala Spa fitness access; one-time $100 dining credit; daily breakfast for two and an Ocean Sports Champagne Sunset Sail for two. The package starts at $419 per room per night for two people with a minimum four-night stay and three-day advance booking.The package is valid through Dec. 20, code PQ.808-886-1234, www.HiltonWaikoloaVillage.com.
SPIRIT OF ALOHA TOUR: The 2010 12-city Spirit of Aloha Tour at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa rate begins at $179 per room night. Book by Feb. 12, for bookings through June 25, www.waikoloamarriott.com, code YXZ.