COURTESY OF HALEKULANI
Spa treatments for two at SpaHalekulani are among the indulgences offered in Waikiki Parc Hotel's request girlfriends' package.
Waikiki Parc offering luxurious girls' getaway
Perhaps inspired by the "Sex and the City" movie, Waikiki Parc Hotel is celebrating girlfriend getaways with the launch of its 2008 "My Place - Waikiki Escape Package," offering an array of stylish pampering, shopping, dining, spa and leisure activities.
Upon arrival, girlfriends are greeted with a "Cheers" welcome amenity featuring a bottle of the hotel's exclusive Parc Chic Wines. Girlfriends then have the option of seizing Hawaii's island life with private surf lessons for two; a GPS-guided tour of Oahu in a sexy Lotus; or surrendering to the luxury of SpaHalekulani, next door, for hour-long pampering for two.
When the sun goes down, VIP reservations for a dinner for two at Nobu Waikiki await. The hotel's "Parc Access" program also offers guests free admission to Bishop Museum, the Contemporary Museum and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
This three-night stay package is valid through Dec. 20 and starts at $999 for a mountain-view room based on single or double occupancy. Additional guests 18 and older will pay $80 per person per night; there is a four-person maximum. The package cannot be combined with other promotions and is subject to availability; tax and gratuities are not included.
Reserve at 921-7272 or visit www.waikikiparc.com.
Meet on the lanai
Waikiki Beach Walk is hosting "On the Lanai" through June 19, a two-week festival of entertainment, food, drinks, cultural workshops and shopping specials on the second level of its retail center. Here's the schedule:
Daily, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
» Cultural workshops: Free ukulele lessons, ipu-making sessions, and storytelling, plus lauhala weaving, dance and hula from Mana Hawaii-Spirit of Hawaii Nei.
» Art demos: Watch the creation of bone and wood carvings, paintings and lei.
» Film: View Hawaii documentaries all day at the top of the mauka escalators.
Nightly, 5 to 10 p.m.
» Drop-In ukulele jam sessions and hula: Featuring a rotating roster of Hawaii recording artists such as Cyril Pahinui, Weldon Kekauoha, Vaihi and Ernie Cruz Jr., joined by hula halau.
» Comedy: Featuring "The Braddahs and Friends" and Kaleo Pilanca.
» Food: Sample awa, noni shots and fruit smoothies prepared from Diamond Head Cove Health Bar, and Hawaiian pupu from Haili's Hawaiian Foods.
Validated parking, $6, will be offered at Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk porte cochere at 201 Beachwalk. Call Mana Hawaii at 923-2220.