Third night free at the Fairmont
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, is offering a third night free on all new bookings in an Ocean View or better luxury guestroom now through Dec. 20, 2008. The offer may also be combined with its $200 Resort Credit promotion, good toward such options as spa and salon services and treatments, full service dining and cuisine, cultural adventures, golf, and ocean activities.
Rates start at $599 per night, and a minimum three-night stay is required to receive credit.The offer may not be combined with the "Twice as Nice" package, group rates or other discounted promotions.
The $200 credit applies to any charge that may be signed to a guest's room. However, it has no cash value if not consumed and is non-refundable.
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, is an AAA Four Diamond luxury destination resort on 32 oceanfront acres offering 540 guestrooms on the Big Island's northwestern coast. Facilities and services include the Hawaiian-inspired Spa Without Walls with 10 waterfall huts and five oceanside cabanas.
For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/orchid or call at (800)-845-9905.
Learn about art via podcast
Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i has launched self-guided podcast tours of the eclectic art collections at Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele.
The approximately 30-minute podcasts allow guests to tour the collections at their own pace, and hear from the personalities behind the pieces through artist interviews and descriptions of select pieces at each resort.
Each podcast is downloadable on a personal mp3 player, such as an iPod. The Resort Concierge will also offer pre-programmed iPods for guests' use.
For more information or to make reservations, call toll-free (800) 321-4666 (Chain Code FS) or visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai.
Hilton and Tihati join in on lu'au
In conjunction with Tihati Productions, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is bringing the lu'au back to Waikiki Beach.
The "Waikiki Lu'au on the Lagoon" premiered earlier this month and is offered twice weekly, on Sundays and Wednesdays. It includes a lei greeting, lu'au meal and a Polynesian extravaganza.
Beginning at 5:15 p.m., live music and lei greet guests on The Great Lawn. Guests may participate in a variety of interactive games and activities such as a pineapple toss and coconut husking before fishermen arrive aboard a canoe. The fishermen then teach guests to do the "hukilau" dance celebrating fishermen and their catch, before guests witness an imu, or underground oven ceremony.
The meal features kalua pig, poi, lomi lomi salmon and cold selections such as island-style macaroni salad and seasonal fruit. Hot items include grilled hulihuli chicken and mahimahi with macadamia nuts. There is dessert as well, and each guest will receive a soft drink; adults will also receive a mai tai.
The cost is $95 general and $45 for ages of 4 to 12. To purchase tickets, call 949-4321 ext. 77709. Validated parking is available at the Hilton for $8 for self-parking, or $13 for valet.