by Michael C. LoweApril 1, 2012
• Disney's Aulani in Ko Olina, Oahu, opened last August with 359 guest rooms. For details, watch M&C's interview with George Aguel, senior vice president of Disney's parks and resorts, at mcmag.com/videos.
• Hawaiian Airlines is adding nonstop service between New York City (JFK) and Hawaii (HNL) in June.
• The Grand Hyatt Kauai recently completed a $45 million renovation of its 602 guest rooms.
The 521-room Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club has added
flat-screen TVs and more to guest rooms as part of a $5 million
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Meeting Hotels Among the many properties on
Maui with meeting space are the 806-room Hyatt Regency Maui Resort &
Spa; 780-room Grand Wailea; 759-room Westin Maui Resort & Spa;
719-room Marriott's Maui Ocean Club; 546-room Wailea Beach Marriott
Resort & Spa; 546-room Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa;
516-room Royal Lahaina Resort; 508-room Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa;
463-room Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; 450-room Fairmont Kea Lani Maui;
432-room Kaanapali Beach Hotel; 413-room Kaanapali Beach Club; 359-room
Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, and the 310-room Makena Beach & Golf
Airport Transit Kahului
Airport, about 35 miles east of Kapalua, 30 miles east of Kaanapali and
15 miles north of Wailea-Makena. Transfer cost by taxi, $100 to Kapalua,
$85 to Kaanapali and $60 to Wailea-Makena.
Taxes Room tax, 9.25%; sales tax, 4.16%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13.42%
Group Venue Attendees can experience ocean life up close at the Maui Ocean Center,
which showcases more than 60 exhibits and hands-on activities. The
aquarium is home to all manner of undersea creatures, from the smallest
coral polyp to a 7-foot-long sandbar shark. Groups of up to 850 can take
private tours before sitting down to a dinner at one of the facility's
outdoor plazas. (808) 270-7000
Dining Out Receiving Zagat's top food score in Maui, Gerard's
serves new French cuisine such as escargot with a tomato fondue,
Molokai shrimp consommé and Maui filet of beef from the island. The
Lahaina restaurant is available for private parties of up to 150. (808)
Contact Maui Visitors Bureau, (888) 918-8444