Top 10: Reasons Why I Booked a Staycation at Sheraton Waikiki

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This post was contributed by Gem from Hawaii Mom Blog. In a previous post I mentioned how my husband and I rarely exchange gifts anymore when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, etc. For a while now we've simply been planning "experiences," such as trips and activities, which I personally love a lot more. For our anniversary this year, I decided we needed to really do something special - a family staycation!  My husband and I normally have brunch - just the two of us, ...

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Prepares to Unveil Te Moana Nui Dinner Show

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When the curtain is raised on Friday, August 28, the Te Moana Nui Polynesian show at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani will feature enhanced costumes and choreography, even a customized number for the hotel – a tribute to Princess Kaiulani, as well as an upgraded dinner buffet at Pikake Terrace. The hotel has renewed its partnership with Hawaii’s premier entertainment company, Tihati Productions, to bring back a signature Polynesian show to the hotel. Te Moana Nui, which ...

Pūlehu, an Italian Grill Invites You to Toast Tuscany with “Under the Tuscan Sun” Author, Frances Mayes

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This September, un-wine-d at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. The AAA four diamond resort today announced that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, will host “A Toast to Tuscany” on Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. with Frances Mayes, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Frances Mayes' Home in Tuscany This culinary and wine experience will feature Mayes’ wine label, Tuscan Sun Wines. In celebration of ...

Don’t Miss ‘Maui on My Mind’ and ‘Moscow Mule Maui Style’ During The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

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The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa are excited to be participating in the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival! The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival will take place over two weeks on multiple islands, featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawaii’s own James ...

Don’t Miss the Aloha Friday Beach BBQ at The Westin Maui

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Enjoy a casual outdoor dining experience at Relish Oceanside restaurant bar this Friday, August 21, 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Located beachfront at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, the Aloha Friday Beach BBQ will be the first of a series of outdoor dining experiences that embraces the warm Aloha of our Hawaiian islands. Restaurant chef Jennifer Evetushick has planned a delightful feast that includes entrées such as: Kihei Kölsch Grilled Tako with Avocado-Cilantro Pesto ...

Swim with the Dolphins on Oahu!

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Is there anywhere on Oahu to interact with dolphins? Yes! Guests of the Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani are welcome to interact with the dolphins. At Sea Life Park you’ll find dolphins – touch them, play with them, swim with them. Here are some interesting dolphin facts: Dolphins are cetacean mammals belonging to the toothed whales suborder. There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera. They ...

Carolyn Tada Brings Sweet Tiers to The Royal Hawaiian

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Carolyn Tada (formerly Portuondo) knows that life isn’t a piece of cake. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. As a young girl growing up on the island of Oahu, she was always good in math and science. She attended Punahou School in the fifth grade and never looked back. Tada excelled at one of Hawaii’s most exceptional college preparatory schools, and continued to the University of Northern Colorado, where she got a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in ...

Make-A-Wish Helps Girl Battling Leukemia Find Her Dream Unicorn in Hawaii

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, in collaboration with numerous volunteers and organizations, granted Eva’s wish to encounter a magical unicorn at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, on Friday, August 7, bringing a boost of hope, strength and joy in the midst of this three-year-old’s battle with leukemia. This wish rallied support from more than 40 volunteers who helped bring a fairytale script to life. This script, written by the Make-A-Wish Hawaii team, was inspired ...

The Royal Hawaiian to Feature “The Travel to Hawaii Ads” Exhibit of Priceless Advertisements from the 1930s

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Matson Navigation, the company that helped inspire generations of travel to Hawaii by building The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is once again sharing rare treasures from its archives in a new exhibit at the Pink Palace of the Pacific. “The Travel to Hawaii Ads Exhibit – a beautiful collection of advertisements from 1935 to 1941” opens to the public on Thursday, August 6 in the Coronet Lounge of the Royal Hawaiian, and features a variety of photos from ...

Sheraton Kona to Host Malama Hāhalua, Manta Ray Week

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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay will invite guests and local residents to glide over for Malama Hāhalua, Manta Ray Week, from Aug. 16-22. The week of art, cultural and educational activities will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of Sheraton Kona’s Manta Learning Center, increase awareness about manta ray conservation and “rays” funds for the Manta Pacific Research Foundation (MPRF). “Our resident manta rays in Keauhou Bay are a unique, ...