Saturday, February 19, 2011

Groundbreaking for Honolulu Rail Project taking place in less than 3 days - Honolulu Transportation |

Groundbreaking for Honolulu Rail Project taking place in less than 3 days - Honolulu Transportation |

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Special room rates for 2011 Maui Marathon available

41st Maui Marathon events take place Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18, 2011

Maui Marathon ( has partnered with Travel Network Maui to make booking hotel accommodations for marathon participants easy.

Recognized as one of the most scenic courses in world, Maui Marathon starts in Kahului and passes sugarcane fields and the spectacular Pacific coastline for over 17 breathtaking miles before ending in Kaanapali.  Runners planning to participate in the various events over the weekend, along with family and friends can take advantage of special rates offered by The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and other hotels in Kaanapali Beach Resort.

“We’ve made it so much easier for marathoners to travel to Maui for the events taking place this September,” said Rudy Huber, Executive Director for the Maui Marathon.  “Travel Network is a Maui-based company and their knowledgeable travel consultants will book the rooms and airfare for those looking for assistance.”

Marathon Race Headquarters is located at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, on spectacular Kaanapali Beach.  As the official host hotel, many of the Marathon activities take place at, or near, the hotel and special rates available to runners, their families and friends during the marathon are: Run of House - $249.00 and Run of Ocean - $289.00.  When booking a longer stay, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa offers a 6th night FREE special.

Other hotels offering special rates during the Maui Marathon include:

Westin Kaanapali Ocean Villas:  Studio Island view - $279.00, Studio Ocean view - $319.00, 1 bedroom Island view - $339.00, 1 bedroom ocean view - $379.00 and a 6th night FREE special.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel:  Run of house - $168.00 and Run of ocean - $210.00.

Royal Lahaina Resort:  Run of house - $182.00 and Oceanview - $215.00.

Rates quoted are based on double occupancy, per night. A daily resort fee of $25.00 plus taxes are not included.

To take advantage of these special Maui Marathon rates, contact Travel Network.  They are located on Maui at 331 Hookahi Street, Suite 104, Wailuku, HI 96793. 

  • Toll free: 800-344-9086, Phone: 808-244-1414, Fax: 808-242-7815
  • Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, Hawaii Standard Time

Registration for the 2011 events is available online for the following races:

  • September 17:  Maui Tacos 5K Run/Walk, Run Forrest Run Front Street Mile
and Go Red for Women Ambassador 5K Walk
  • September 18:  Maui Marathon, Half-Marathon and Warrior Challenge

Registration fee also includes a t-shirt for all race finishers.

For more information, visit

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Romance your sweetie on Valentine’s with chocolates, chocolates and chocolates at Kaua‘i Beach Resort

Kaua‘i Beach Resort is the perfect romantic place to celebrate when thinking chocolates for your special sweetie this Valentine's.

For a delicious couple of nights, consider the “Valentine's Chocolate Package” for $495, plus taxes, per couple.  The special includes:

  • Romantic 2-night stay in Ocean View accommodations
  • Daily breakfast buffet for 2
  • Bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival night
  • Decadent chocolate truffle dessert on the second evening
  • Surprise take-away chocolate gift from the resort on departure day

The “Valentine's Chocolate Package" is available for stays February 6 through 17, 2011.  And, since Valentine’s Day falls on Monday, there’s yet another special treat in store for couples – E Kanikapila Kākou takes place in the Jasmine Ballroom with entertainment by Lady Ipo Kahaunaele and Kainani Kahaunaele.  Admission is free.

Adding a second layer of chocolate to the celebration, Naupaka Terrace presents Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials on February 14 including:

·         Heart-Shaped Ravioli stuffed with Lobster and Wild Mushroom served with a Tobiko Caviar Sauce, $23

·         Sliced Smoked Duck served with Wild Rice Pancake in an Apricot Gewürztraminer Sauce, $25 

-     Petite Filets with Garlic Red Potato and Pancetta Mushroom Demi. $27

All specials include the bountiful Salad Bar and fabulous (la pièce de résistance) Valentine’s Chocolate Dessert Buffet featuring:

  • Chocolate Fondue, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Dark Chocolate Brownies, White Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Cups with Chocolate Mousse, Milk Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Tiramisu in Chocolate Cups, Chocolate Cupcakes, Chocolate Frozen Yogurt with Toppings

The final layer of chocolate is offered by Hawaiian Rainforest Day Spa, located at the resort.  Couple’s spa packages are available including Cocoa Facials with antioxidants and Chocolate Fudge massages. 

The “Valentine’s Chocolate Package” cannot be combined with any other room offer.  Room rate quotes is for double occupancy, plus taxes and based upon availability. For reservations, see your preferred travel agent, call Kaua‘i Beach Resort direct at 808-246-5517 or toll free at 1-888-805-3843.