Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced several changes in Hawaii for January, including rebranded resorts, new products, new activities, new spa treatments, farm-to-table culinary events and live Hawaiian entertainment.
Sheraton Kaui Resort introduces "Te Pahu Mana, The Spirit of the Drum," a luau experience produced by Pitah Productions. Guests can enjoy a Hawaiian buffet and experience the drum dances of Tahiti. Guests may book a Traditional Package - $92 for adults and $42 for children, or the Golden Circle Package - $120 for adults and $55 for children. For more information visit
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa presents Wine Wednesdays at Beachhouse at the Moana every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Moana Surfrider's resident certified sommelier James Maher guides diners through several unique wines that are featured on Beachhouse's wine list. This event is open to everyone for a nominal fee of $10 to $25 per person, depending on the variety of wines and appetizers chosen. For more information, visit www.beachhousewaikiki.com.
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort and Azure present The Royal Papa'aina (Royal Table) dining experience at Azure, eight-course tasting menu focusing on local ingredients, by Executive Chef Jon Matsubara. Complete with wine pairings, the dinner is set within the private beachfront Chef's Cabanas at Azure. The Royal Papa'aina is available for $150 per person including wine and cocktail pairings for a maximum of four guests. For more information or to book The Royal Papa'aina, call 808-923-7311.
Sheraton Waikiki is completing its $187 million transformation, which includes new guest rooms and suites, redesigned public areas with new landscaping and two brand new pools (including an adult-only infinity edge pool), an International Conference Center meeting facilities, new food and beverage outlets, and new back-of-house equipment to enhance efficiency. For more information, visit www.sheraton-waikiki.com.
To kick off the New Year, the Sheraton Maui has renamed two of its bars to The Cliff Dive Bar and the Mai Tai Bar, respectively. (Be sure to try the signature Black Rock Mai Tai - a mix of light rum, orange curacao, orange juice, and pineapple juice topped with dark rum.) For more information, visit www.sheraton-maui.com.
Known as the "many hands" massage, the newly introduced 50-minute Laulima Massage at the Heavenly Spa by Westin helps promote circulation, and relieve tension and stress. For more information, visit www.westinmaui.com.
On Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. at The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas (north lobby), guests can go on a walking tour filled with factoids and fragrant flora and life-sustaining plants cultivated by Polynesian voyagers as well as others brought to Hawaiian islands. For more information, visit www.westinkaanapali.com.
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa and the Kona County Farm Bureau announce a new Keauhou Wednesday Market on the entry lawn at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa from 8:00 am - 12 noon each Wednesday. All products at both markets are home grown or home crafted on Hawaii Island. Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort chefs are on hand at the Wednesday market demonstrating options for island-grown produce. The same recipes being demonstrated may also then appear as specials on the menu at Sheraton Keauhou Bay's Kai restaurant. For more information, visit www.SheratonKeauhou.com. The Kona County Farm Bureau may be contacted at 808-324-6011.