Christmas, island style
Travelers staying at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach tomorrow through Friday can learn to make Hawaiian ornaments during a free workshop at 10 a.m.
Other Outrigger-hosted holiday happenings on Oahu include:
» Dec. 19: Honolulu Boy Choir holiday performance, 6 p.m. at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
» Dec. 21: Keiki can join Santa on a 30-minute sail along Waikiki Beach on the Outrigger Catamaran, followed by holiday storytelling, goodies and ornament-making for children. Events are free. For the Santa sail, children must be at least 5, and sign-ups are taken on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Sign up for the sail at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach's lobby Hookipa Desk.
Room reservations or general information about the hotels is available by calling toll-free 800-OUTRIGGER (800-688-7444) within the United States, Guam and Canada; or call direct to 303-369-7777 (long-distance charges apply).
Keiki 5 and older have the opportunity to sail with Santa on Dec. 21. Sign up at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.
Halekulani has received the Leading Hotels of the World Ltd.'s annual Quality Award, making the Waikiki resort the only Leading Hotel in the United States or Canada so honored. The announcement was made during the organization's Fourth Annual Commitment to Quality Awards held in conjunction with its 2005 International Convention last week.
Halekulani was selected after a surprise inspection by the organization.
"We are honored that the members of this respected and admired organization have chosen Halekulani as one of the world's best for quality," said Peter Shaindlin, COO of the Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani Corp. "This recognition validates the Halekulani team's never-ending commitment to providing guests with unparalleled service."
For reservations and information, contact the hotel at 800-367-2343 or 808-923-2311. Reservations can also be made online at www.halekulani.com.