Latest Waikiki Stories

2011-01-09 00:43:49

Desert, Destination, and Beach spa experiences top list of popular spa searches Santa Monica, California (Vocus/PRWEB) January 07, 2011 The spa travel website Spas of America today announced their annual ranking of the Top 50 Spas, based on consumer behavior on their website. "This year the list includes wine-tasting spas in Ontario and California, destination spas in Utah and the Midwest, and ocean spa experiences in Hawaii and British Columbia. The Top 50 Spas of 2010...

2010-05-21 08:00:00

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and CoastWood Capital Group, LLC today announced a signed agreement with Queen Emma Land Company (QEL) to explore development of a new, open-air shopping center at the current International Market Place in Waikiki, Hawaii. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080428/CLM116LOGO ) According to the agreement, Taubman will evaluate the market feasibility of developing the current...

2010-02-19 14:03:00

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Vacations has launched its Hawaii SuperSale, the company's biggest sale of the year on spring vacation packages to the Hawaiian Islands. Travelers can save hundreds to a wide variety of brand-name hotels and condos throughout the islands. Value-added extras include free nights, complimentary upgrades, free breakfasts, "kids stay and eat free" offers and more! Soak up the sun at the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber from only $759.99 for 6 nights...

2009-02-02 05:30:00

Record Low Airfares Help Make Hawaii Vacations Cheaper Than Ever HONOLULU, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to online retailer Travel Hawaii LLC (http://Travel-Hawaii.com), Hawaii's hotels are slashing rates in a variety of ways in order to stimulate demand. Combined with record low airfares to Hawaii, the overall cost of a Hawaii vacation has tumbled dramatically. "3rd Night Free is the new norm," said John Lindelow, owner of Travel Hawaii. "We track all the offers from Hawaii's hotels,...

2008-10-03 06:00:12

By Larry Olmsted The first hotel on Waikiki Beach was built in 1901, and for more than a century, Waikiki, as well as surrounding Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu, have been what people think of when they visualize Hawaii. Though each island in the 50th state has a distinct personality (and there are good arguments for visiting and owning vacation homes on any of them), Oahu is by far the most popular. The island is home to 75% of the state's nearly 1.3 million inhabitants, and...

2008-09-19 15:00:27

By Chuck Barney It's another absurdly gorgeous day in Hawaii. The sunlit sky is a neon blue. A gentle breeze caresses the tops of the palm trees. And the turquoise ocean is calm and inviting. But just off the eastern shore of Oahu, in a cramped, two- person, rented kayak, a storm is brewing. "We're never going to get there if we don't row in sync," mutters my wife, Diane, her voice tinged with exasperation. "There" is tiny Moko Nui island, one of two picturesque atolls anchored beyond...

2008-01-30 03:00:24

By Venzon, Nel C Jr The world-famous Waikiki Beach, situated along Oahu's picturesque south shore, may be in jeopardy. Considered the heart of Hawaii's tourism industry, Waikiki and its surrounding environs host about 72,000 visitors per day, amounting to an estimated $3.6 billion total gross state product in 2002 (Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, 2003). Recent events affecting area waters, however, may have seriously compromised Waikiki's future economic...

2007-02-11 12:00:25

Yard House, the award-winning restaurant founded by former Kailua resident Steele Platt, makes its debut today at Waikiki Beach Walk. The restaurant, opening at the new lifestyle center at Lewers Street and Kaila Road, is known for its extensive American fusion menu, classic rock music and world's largest selection of beer. Yard House welcomes guests daily from 11am to 1am with late-night dining available until midnight and last call at 1am. Platt greeted old friends, neighbors and school...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'