Listen to music under the stars
Beginning June 28, the beachfront Royal Lahaina Resort will be offering a six-concert series called "Kaanapali Nights," featuring Eric Gilliom and Barry Flanagan. The aim is to showcase some of Hawaii's brightest stars under the stars, a nostalgic tribute to decades past.
Guests can take advantage of a dinner and show package or opt to enjoy the show without the dinner. The show admission is $40 per adult and $20 for children 12 and younger. The package price will vary by menu selection.
Dinner will be served beginning at 6:15 p.m. concert nights at the open-air Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant overlooking the performance venue with the Pacific Ocean and sunset as the backdrop.
Saturday shows will begin at 7 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (808) 661-9119. For more hotel information, call (800) 22-ALOHA (222-5642) toll free, or visit www.royallahaina.net.
OHANA offers 'stimulating' stay
Hawaii residents in need of a "stimulating" vacation need look no further than OHANA Hotels & Resorts new Kamaaina Stimulus Rebate Special, with rates starting at just $89 per night at the OHANA Waikiki West and OHANA Waikiki Malia. Other rates are:
» OHANA East and OHANA Honolulu Airport: Rates begin at $119.
» OHANA Waikiki Beachcomber: Rates begin at $129.
Rates will be valid through Dec. 21, 2008; taxes are not included.
Guests also will receive a complimentary OHANA Waikiki Connection package, with free local and long-distance phone calls to the U.S. and Canada, as well as high-speed Internet access, and unlimited trolley rides throughout Waikiki and to Ala Moana Center. Daily in-room coffee and tea, a daily local newspaper and digital pagers for early check-in guests are also included.
A valid Hawaii state driver's license or resident I.D. is required upon check-in. The specials cannot be combined with other offers, and are subject to availability. Call (800) 462-6262 or visit www.ohanahotels.com.
Stroll over to see holiday fireworks
Kamaaina can take in the fireworks from the beach at Waikiki on Fourth of July weekend, free from parking and traffic hassles, with a special package at the Hilton Waikiki/Prince Kuhio.
Offered July 3-6, the "Kamaaina Independence Package" features one night's accommodations, valet parking, in-room Internet access, and a $25 credit at MAC 24-7 for an all-inclusive $199.
Walk over to the beach to find your spot in the sand, or simply watch from your room for unobstructed ocean views without the ocean-view prices.
Guests can extend their stay for an additional $129 per night for the room only. Rooms are subject to availability. Hawaii state identification will be required upon check-in. Ask for the "Independence" package.
The property is a block from Waikiki Beach, at 2500 Kuhio Ave. Rooms feature the Hilton Serenity Collection of amenities, including Crabtree & Evelyn La Source bath amenities and the Hilton Serenity Bed. Call 922-0811 or visit www.waikikiprincekuhio.hilton.com.