Island Hopping


POSTED: Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hotel's salsa party spices up holidays

Aston Aloha Beach Hotel puts a little sizzle in the season with a Holiday Salsa Party set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the hotel's Kuhio Lounge. The hotel also is offering a special room rate for partiers who want to stay overnight.

The party costs $35 per person, including tip, tax and cover charge. A full buffet includes mahi mahi with tropical fruit salsa, BBQ chicken, slow roasted beef with au jus, assorted salads and holiday desserts.

Kamaaina rates start from $80 per night, plus taxes and fees. If you stay two consecutive nights or more ask for the K-Class Pass. Kamaaina automatically receive free room upgrade, free parking (self and valet) and free late 2 p.m. checkout. For more information, visit http://www.AstonHotels. com, call toll free 866-774-2924 or hotel direct (808) 823-6000.


Resort makes holiday giving easy

The holidays are here, and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has special offers that will bring out the Aloha Spirit in everyone.

» One Hope Wine: Finding the right wine to give to friends is easy—and charitable—with One Hope Wine. The wine is packaged with ribbons that denote the types of organizations that benefit from the sale: pink (breast cancer), green (environmental), multi-colored (autism), and yellow (troops). A donation of 50 percent of the proceeds from each bottle is made to local and national charities. The wines are available at the Colony Restaurant and Ciao Mein through Dec. 31. Details are available at (808) 237-6104.

» Random Acts of Aloha—Lokahi Package: The Lokahi Package gives guests an opportunity to donate to a local charity. The offer includes a room with ocean views, many amenities, and the hotel donates $44 per room, per stay to the Waikiki Community Center. The community center provides essential services to Waikiki children, teens and seniors. More information is available online at www.waikiki.hyatt.com.