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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, February 14, 2010


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Rates at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui start at $299 per room per night.

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In celebration of its fifth anniversary, the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel will offer a $55.55 room rate during random 55 minute periods, beginning this month.The Renaissance will give notice of the special offer only through its Twitter account and will provide followers with a special reservation offer code.

Although the sale is only for 55 minutes, the Renaissance will be celebrating its anniversary for all of 2010 by announcing 55-minute sales five times throughout the year. But you have to follow the hotel on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RenaissanceLV or @RenaissanceLV.

5TH NIGHT FREE: The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua offers a fifth night free plus $500 resort credit through March 31. Rates start at $299 per room per night.


RAMADA OPENS: The 198-room Ramada Plaza Waikiki, a former Holiday Inn, has opened in Honolulu. The hotel has a buffet restaurant serving Chinese and American food, swimming pool, high-speed Internet and a fitness center. Rates at the renovated hotel start at $146 double occupancy; parking costs $15 per day. www.ramada.com, 955-1111.

NEW DIGS: On Maui, Tropical Villa Vacations has added three properties to its collection of 25 luxury homes and villas.

• Turquoise Cove at Makena Surf is a four-bedroom, five-bath villa with panoramic ocean views, plenty of living space and three länai. It can accommodate up to eight people. The resort offers tennis courts, free parking, two heated swimming pools, two hot tubs, and on-site security staff. Rates start at $850 per night for travel April 11-June 11.

• Sandy Surf, a four-bedroom, three-bath penthouse, is part of Wailea Beach Villas on Wailea Beach. For guests who need more than four bedrooms or want to stay near family or friends, Sandy Surf can be paired with other nearby villas at Wailea Beach Villas. Rates start at $1,395 per night for travel April 11-June 11.

• The Indo Lotus House on Kamaole Beach in central Kíhei is a four-bedroom, two-bath house with a private hot tub. The home is equipped with coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas, volleyball/badminton, croquet, and washer/dryer. Rates start at $950 per night, April 11 to June 11. www.TropicalVillaVacations.com, 808-875-2818, 888-875-2818, ext. 206.

WEDDING GIVEAWAY: Hilton Worldwide is partnering with Hilton Waikoloa Village to give away two weddings. "I Do Times Two" invites any bride-to-be with an engaged best girlfriend to enter by telling Hilton why their friendship is so special that they both deserve to be married on or around Valentine's Day 2011 at Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Both couples receive roundtrip fares to Hawaii, luxury honeymoon suite, guest accommodations, and an oceanview ceremony in either Palace Garden or Hale Aloha Wedding Pavilion, tropical bridal bouquet, Hawaiian guitar soloist, photographer, two-tier wedding cake, wedding toast, bride's hair and makeup service, private canal boat getaway with "Just Married" sign, and Dolphin Quest Encounter.

Rather than a double wedding, both weddings just need to be on the same trip. Wedding ceremonies must take place over Valentine's Weekend 2011. www.weddingtimestwo.com.

OUT KAUAI WAY: Kauai's newest boutique designer resort, Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, is offering Isle See You at Poipu rates, starting at $299, a 33 percent savings off standard garden view rooms. www.koakea.com.

SHERATON DEALS: Book a room at the beachfront Sheraton Kauai Resort at Poipu Beach and receive a 50 percent room discount and $50 daily credit toward food or activities. Stay five nights or more and get the fifth night free. Guests will also receive a two-for-one coupon for a surfing lesson. 800-937-8461 and ask for the 5050PKG.