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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 23, 2010


Advertiser Staff

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Bonus Hawaiian Airlines miles are available for kamašina guests staying at The Kapalua Villas on Maui.

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Hawaiian miles at Kapalua: Kamaāina guests at The Kapalua Villas earn 150 Hawaiian Airlines miles for each night at the resort, for one person, per paid room; kamaaina staying three nights or longer will receive 2,000 bonus miles in addition to the 150 per night, totaling 2,450 miles for one three-day weekend getaway.

The Kapalua Gold Villas, the company's new brand standard, offers kamaāina rates starting at $189 per night for a one-bedroom villa.

The Kapalua Villas are part of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts' deluxe condominium collection and offers daily maid service, full kitchens, laundry services, as well as air conditioning for total comfort. Rooms are available in one-, two- or three-bedroom villas, offering views of the ocean and fairways.

800-545-0018, www.kapaluavillas.com or reservations@kapaluavillas.com.

Prince Kuhio on select list: The Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio has been ranked among the world's best hotels on this year's Expedia Insiders' Select list, and is one of 13 hotels in Honolulu to be awarded. The list recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio's bed and breakfast special starts at $219 per room per night. 922-0811, www.waikikiprincekuhio.hilton.com.

Wailea aloha nights: Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa's Aloha Nights vacation package includes a fourth night free. The resort is home to Mandara Spa, Starbucks (opening June 7) and Mala Wailea Restaurant and Lounge, and from June 26 to 29, Citrus College musical ensembles from Glendale, Calif., will offer cool jazz at Mala Wailea Lounge and Kumu's Bar and Grill. The resort's oceanfront location offers guests stand-up paddleboarding and snorkeling, as well as several swimming pools.

Rates begin at $249 per room, per night plus a resort credit for up to $50. The Aloha Nights deal runs through Dec. 24. www.waileamarriott.com or 800-721-6996, 808-879-1922 with code PRO.

Hula Conference: The 4th International Waikiki Hula Conference Nov. 19-21 at the Hawaii Convention Center invites anyone connected with hula to enrich their experience and to meet fellow dancers and kumu hula from around the world.

Out-of-town attendees can make arrangements with the following IWHC hotel supporters:

Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, www.ambassadorwaikiki.com; Aston Hotels & Resorts, www.astonhotels.com; Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com; Kyoya Hotels Waikiki (Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Maui), www.starwood-hawaii.com; Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, www.outrigger.com; Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, www.marriottwaikiki.com.

The IWHC is a nonprofit project of Waikiki Improvement Association. The 2010 Conference Package is available for $385 ($250 for Hawaii residents). www.waikikihulaconference.com.