Ala Moana Shopping Center Expands

 

Honolulu’s Ala Moana Center, the largest outdoor shopping center in the world, has nearly completed its multimillion-dollar expansion. The 300,000-square-foot expansion is adding approximately 30 stores on a two-level retail concourse and will connect the existing mall with Hawaii’s first full-service Nordstrom department store.

New shops at Ala Moana include national and international brand names and new concepts, such as J. Crew (Hawaii’s first), Chico’s, Vera Bradley and Ash & Diamonds, a Japanese fashion accessory retailer. Nordstrom and some of the other new stores are slated to open March 7. Visit www.alamoanacenter.com.


Hotel Lanai Welcomes Guests After Renovation

The plantation-style Hotel Lanai on the island of Lanai has reopened with renovated guest rooms and a new restaurant, Lanai City Grille.

The restaurant is under the direction of award-winning chef Beverly Gannon, chef and owner of Hali’imaile General Store and Joe’s in Wailea, two

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