Thousands of Canoe Paddlers Descend on Waikiki Beach for Annual 4th of July Surf Race

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We hope you had a wonderful Independence Day weekend! There was no shortage of 4th of July events in Hawaii. One of the most exciting things that happened this weekend? Thousands of local canoe paddlers and their families descended on Waikiki Beach this past July 4th for the annual Walter J. McFarlane Regatta and Surf Race. The race began and 8:30 a.m. as visitors and locals enjoyed the day of sun, surf, swimming and canoeing fronting the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort ...

Where to Celebrate 4th of July in Hawaii

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There are a lot of ways to celebrate Independence Day on the islands! Check out how some of Hawaii's best hotels are ringing in the 4th of July. Westin Maui The Westin Maui Resort & Spa is celebrating Fourth of July with an eco-friendly touch! Fifty thousand (50,000) fresh orchids in shades of white and purple will be showered onto resort guests at Noon on July 4, 2015 from a Blue Hawaiian helicopter as it hovers above the resort’s aquatic playground. An ...

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Pineapple Cutting Demonstration is Back!

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Rarely found on the mainland, Hawaii’s year-round climate provides the perfect environment for growing delicious tropical fruits. Throughout the month of July, we’ll introduce you to a variety of fruits starting with the famous pineapple. At the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, the once popular Pineapple Cutting Demonstration that garnered much attention in the past years is now being reintroduced to guests. Located in the lobby near between Pikake Terrace and Splash Bar, ...

Chef Colin Hazama Named one of Hawaii’s Top Young Professionals for 2015

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Sheraton Waikiki's Senior Executive Sous Chef Colin Hazama is one of Hawaii's top, young professionals for 2015. Hazama, along with 39 other young professionals, was honored with the prestigious distinction by Pacific Business News for its Forty Under 40 Class of 2015. Second only to industry veteran and hotel Executive Chef Daniel Delbrel, Hazama oversees a staff of 25 cooks; and when Chef Delbrel is not on property, Hazama assumes leadership over some 90 employees on the ...

Kahoku Drive In Now Open at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

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The Kahoku Drive In is now open at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas! Created as an enhancement to the resort’s weekly movie night under the stars, kids can create a personalized license plate ($5 per person) and rent a “car” from the resort to enjoy a drive in movie. The keiki can pick up their cars from the valet area in the porte cochere to “drive” to the resort’s Main Lawn. The movie is a complimentary activity for registered guests. A concession ...

Starwood Summer Pool Series: Dive in to Oahu’s Best Pools

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Summer is here and that means it’s all about spending less time indoors and more time splashing around at your favorite beach or pool. Hawaii has the best beaches, and we're spoiling guests with our pools too! We’re kicking off our Hawaiian summer with a little Starwood Hawaii pool roll call. We formerly shared the best pools in Kauai and now it's time for the best pools in Oahu! Sheraton Waikiki Number of pools: 2 Helumoa Playground & Edge of Waikiki Sheraton ...

Eric Au Awarded Guard and Reserve Patriot Award

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The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has always exhibited the spirit of Aloha to not just guests visiting from afar but also towards their associates. Just recently, Eric Au, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Director of Engineering, was presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. It was no other than Danny Chounramany, one of his team members, who nominated Eric for his commitment and assistance in supporting Danny, a member of the Reserve. When ...

Starwood Summer Pool Series: Dive in to Kauai’s Best Pools

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Summer is here and that means it’s all about spending less time indoors and more time splashing around at your favorite beach or pool. Hawaii has the best beaches, and we're spoiling guests with our pools too! We’re kicking off our Hawaiian summer with a little Starwood Hawaii pool roll call. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share all of our amazing 22 pools and 3 waterslides with you. We’ll start at the top of the island chain at Kaua’i’s St. Regis Princeville ...

Watch Live Feed of Hawaii’s High Surf

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According to Hawaii News Now, a High Surf Advisory is in effect for what's expected to be the largest south swell so far this year. The National Weather Service said the advisory will be in effect for south-facing shores of all islands. A powerful low pressure area in the South Pacific generated the swell, which could bring 8 to 12 foot waves for south shores with some higher sets. Surf began rising Sunday. But mid-day some surfers reported that spots like Kewalos and Point ...

Brad Logsdon Appointed Complex Director of Sales & Marketing at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki

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Brad Logsdon has been named complex director of sales and marketing for Sheraton Waikiki and Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki, as announced by Kelly Sanders, area managing director. In his new role, he will oversee the sales and marketing activities at the four Starwood properties in Waikiki:  Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. Logsdon will be responsible for ...