Monday, December 3, 2012

Aloha Air Cargo brings holiday specials and cheer for kamaaina

Aloha Air Cargo is lending Santa some help and delivering discounts and holiday packages exclusively for Hawaii residents, now through Christmas Eve.  This Kamaaina Holiday Special provides 30 percent-off interisland General Freight Shipping at all major airport locations Aloha serves.  Last minute gifts for family and friends can be under their trees if sent by December 23, 2012.

Aloha Air Cargo is a convenient and cost-effective option to send out holiday packages of all sizes – from a box of Christmas cookies to a cute new puppy! During the holiday hustle and bustle of shopping and sending parcels to family, friends, and colleagues, Aloha provides a quick and easy shipping alternative.

Last minute shoppers and early-birds will appreciate the ample parking and short lines for shipping and picking-up packages that is available at all major airport locations including
Honolulu, Kahului, Kona, Hilo, and Lihue.  Aloha Air Cargo offers overnight delivery, with pick-up as early as 6 am the next morning at the destination facility.

Island residents can take advantage of the 30 percent-off deal by visiting Aloha Air Cargo’s enhanced website and registering for a printable coupon via promotion code:  51600; just click on the “Kamaaina Holiday Special” banner via the homepage for details.

Kamaaina Holiday Special Details:  Shippers must access the Aloha Air Cargo website and register their contact details to receive the discount coupon.  A printout of the discount coupon must be presented when tendering shipment, along with proof of Hawaii residency.  All shipments must be prepaid by cash, check or major credit card.  Shipments are subject to a $25 minimum charge and applicable fuel and terminal service charges, plus a 6.25 percent Federal Transportation Tax.  Discount is applicable off of General Freight (and other commodities) Shipping only, with surcharges and taxes applied thereafter. Live animal shipments require advanced booking and have $40 minimum charge.

Chargeable weight is calculated on the greater of actual (gross) or dimensional weight.  The Kamaaina Holiday Special is for personal shipping only and not combinable with any other offer, discount, promotion, or contracted rates.  Special rates are subject to space availability. Other restrictions may apply.  Aloha Air Cargo will have limited hours of operation on Christmas day, December 25, 2012; see website for service schedule on holidays.

For more information on Aloha Air Cargo, please call toll free 888-94-ALOHA (25642) or visit

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kahala presents Pears & Pinot

Upcoming event at the Kahala Hotel is sure to be well received ...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ala Moana Hotel ... Honolulu's Landmark Hotel 

Had a most enjoyable 2 night stay at the Ala Moana Hotel recently. 

The lobby is very spacious and one area has an outrigger canoe on display ...

I paid the kamaaina rate and was very lucky to be upgraded to an oceanfront suite!  
My room looked exactly like the photos above .. but with views of the ocean and Ala Moana Beach Park

There are many amenities at the hotel and here are a few... 

The big news coming up is the new restaurant on the 36th floor ... currently under complete renovation and opening in the first quarter of 2013.  It will be an affordable steak and seafood restaurant called Signature Prime Steak & Seafood.  Here's what it looked like last week.

Love this hotel for the convenience, great rates (money I saved on the room was spent at the mall), excellent restaurants and nice staff.

Final look at the view I enjoyed ...

BTW ... As you can probably tell ... some of the photos are provided courtesy of Ala Moana Hotel/Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and others I look with my Sony.

Mahalo to Nancy Daniels and Marty Milan!

For more info on Ala Moana Hotel, visit

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Aqua Lotus Honolulu offering Summer Concert Package

Aqua Lotus Honolulu,, recently announced a “Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Package” in conjunction with the Ke Kani O Ke Kai summer concert series at Waikiki Aquarium which started June 14 and goes through August 9, 2012.

“Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Package” starts at $245 per night and includes a beautiful room at the boutique Aqua Lotus Honolulu, Aqua insulated lunch bag and two tickets to the Ke Kani O Ke Kai concert of choice.  A limited number of packages are available per concert and a two-night minimum hotel stay is required.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai concerts take place every other Thursday at the Waikiki Aquarium and feature some of Hawaii’s most popular artists, along with a favorite local food vendor. The 2012 Ke Kani O Ke Kai schedule follows:

·         Thursday, June 14 ~ Kuana Torres Kahele / Mark Yamanaka & Darren Benitez (food by Kahai Street Kitchen) … done

·         Thursday, June 28 ~ Raiatea Helm / Weldon Kekauoha (food by Yama's Fish Market) … done

·         Thursday, July 12 ~ Jake Shimabukuro (food by HASR Wine Company & Chef Rodney Uyehara)

·         Thursday, July 26 ~ HAPA / Led Kaapana (food by Big City Diner)

·         Thursday, August 9 ~ Makana / Dennis Kamakahi (food by Hula Grill Waikiki)

Food and beverage is available for purchase during each concert. 

Aquarium doors open at 5:30 p.m.  The concert begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.  Aquarium galleries remain open throughout the evening for the enjoyment of concert goers.

Concerts have open seating.  Low sand chairs and beach mats are preferred and, at the discretion of Aquarium staff, guests seated according to the height of their chairs.

For more information about Waikiki Aquarium Ke Kani O Ke Kai, visit

To book the “Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Package”, book online or call Aqua at 808-924-6543 or toll free at 1-866-406-2782.