Lucky you live Hawaii


POSTED: Sunday, May 10, 2009

From reduced parking to deeply discounted room rates to bonus offers, Hawaii's visitor industry is rolling out the special offers to try to drive summer business. Here's a sampling of some of the best specials for kamaaina. Hawaii state driver's license or resident ID required at check-in.

» Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Outrigger Waikiki: Starting rates range from $125 to $145 and might include 50 percent off parking, free calls in the U.S. and Canada, free Internet, free access to fitness center and free daily newspaper. Visit www.outrigger.com or call (866) 956-4262.

» Ohana Waikiki West, Ohana Waikiki East, Ohana Waikiki Malia, Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber: Starting rates range from $75 to $109 per night depending on the property and might include parking discounts, free trolley rides on the Waikiki Trolley's Pink Line, free calls to U.S. and Canada, free Internet and complimentary beach bag. Visit www.ohanahotels.com or call (800) 462-6262.

» Embassy Suites Waikiki Beachwalk: Rates start at $179 for a one-bedroom and include free daily breakfast and manager's cocktail reception. Visit www.embassysuiteswaikiki.com or call (800) 362-2779.

» Marriott: Rates range from $119 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa to $199 at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina. Rates at neighbor island properties range from $149 to $249 depending on the property. Visit www.marriotthawaii.com or call (888) 236-2427.

» Hilton Hawaiian Village: $129 nightly kamaaina rates include $10 parking and 50 percent off lagoon water toys. Visit www.HiltonHawaiianVillage.com or call (800) HILTONS.

» Aqua Hotels & Resorts: Kamaaina rates from $49 to $83 for locals booking from June 12 to 15. Visit www.aquaresorts.com.