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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2010


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Hotel Renew, touted as a luxury boutique hotel, offers a spa/shopping package.

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HILTON Waikk SPECIAL: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa offers a kamaaina rate of $135 per room per night through June plus $10 self-parking and 3 p.m. check-out, if available. www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com, 949-4321, rate code P3. Hawaii ID required at check-in.

RENEW SPA SPECIAL: Hotel Renew's spa and shopping package starts at $165 per night with a two-night minimum stay. The package includes a $50 Visa card per stay, $60 off Spa Olakino couple's massage, continental breakfast, Wi-Fi access and use of beach gear. See more specials at www.hotelrenew.com.

ASTON SUMMER SAVINGS: Aston Hotels & Resorts offers summer savings at three Aston condominium resorts on the Big Island. Rates from $187 per night for a one-bedroom suite that accommodates up to four people. www.AstonHotels.com.

SUMMER PERKS AT PARC: Summer guests at Waikiki Parc Hotel may enter to win daily "Parc perks," July through September. The random daily drawing is at the front desk; guests must be 21 or older to enter. Daily perks include:

Mondays: Complimentary night at the Waikiki Parc Hotel on a return visit.

Tuesdays: Happy Hour 'Aperitivo' for two at Nobu Waikiki (in the hotel lobby), available 5-7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

Wednesdays: Parc Blue Dive-In Movie Theater, 7 to 9 p.m. (weather permitting). Enjoy the outdoor theater while floating in the pool or from a poolside cabana.

Thursdays: Lucky #7 check-in receives a two-hour surf lesson with Hans Hedemann Surf School or half-day Lotus rental to explore Oahu. The Lotus includes English/Japanese GPS guides and a free cell phone with speed dial to the Waikiki Parc Hotel front desk, music selections and chilled beverages for the drive (the Lotus perk is based on availability).

Fridays: Cityscape wine mixer and canapes, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and a pedicure and summer henna tattoo at nearby SpaHalekulani.

Saturday/Sunday: Parc Access issues a Premier Passport for added retail perks at Ala Moana Center.

Rates at Waikiki Parc start at $285 per night plus taxes. www.waikikiparc.com, 921-7272.

3-D OFFERED ON MAUI: On Maui, Tropical Villa Vacations offers its first villa with 3-D television and 3-D glasses for adults and children. "Bella Luna," a three-bedroom, four-bath luxury residence at Wailea Beach Villas, features a 60-inch 3-D Samsung LED HD television with unlimited programming from Netflix that can be directly downloaded via the HD BluRay DVD player. The villa also features 60-inch Samsung LED HD televisions in the two master bedrooms, a fully appointed kitchen, telescope for whale watching, and a private oceanview terrace with Viking gas grill.

Wailea Beach Villas is a gated resort with gardens, heated swimming pools, outdoor whirlpool spas, fitness center, activity room, and 24-hour security.

Bella Luna accommodates up to six people. Rates are $1,840 per night July 12 to Sept. 7. Fall rates, Sept. 5 to Dec. 17 (excluding Thanksgiving) are $1,300 per night. www.TropicalVillaVacations.com, 808-875-2818 or 888-875-2818 ext 206.

HAVE A WEDDINGMOON: The Kahala Hotel & Resort's Weddingmoon package combines wedding and honeymoon in one.

The Weddingmoon package includes an oceanfront ceremony for the bride and groom at the gazebo, non-denominational minister, and exclusive use of the resort property for photography. The Weddingmoon Package requires a minimum three-night stay (upgrades are available); ceremony package price does not include guest rooms and is valid through Dec. 31 including the holidays. $2,800.

After the ceremony and reception, newlyweds can enjoy a lazy champagne breakfast in room with views of the Pacific Ocean or Dolphin Lagoon.