Hawaiian Air is the dominant airline for intra-Hawaii travel. Not only do they operate an all jet fleet, but they also have the most comprehensive inter-island service. And just yesterday, Hawaiian Air announces new Kona service to better connect our islands.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, also known as the Kahala Hilton or the Kahala Mandarin, has changed hands a few times in recent years. Two years ago, however, the fabled property was acquired by Resorttrust Hawaii LLC, the Hawaii subsidiary of Japan-based Resorttrust. The previous owner was Kahala Hotel Investors LLC, a subsidiary of Honolulu-based […]
Lately Waikiki has been an ever-changing landscape. Old hotels have been converted into “new” ones or timeshare units, while some new hotels have sprung up, too. However, some hotel owners don’t always play by the rules. And sometimes these poor decisions causes government actions. In the latest of these “scandals” guests ordered to leave Waikiki […]
Island Air, the only other scheduled passenger airline in the State of Hawaii is modernizing its fleet. Throughout its history, Island Air has operated a variety of different turboprop aircraft, the most recent of which was is the ATR72. But for most of its modern history, Island Air had operated Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft; specifically […]
Right after I published my Hawaii hotel news December 2016 edition, new information about an upcoming Oahu resort was revealed. So, here’s an Atlantis Resort and Residence Ko Olina Update. As previously reported, the Atlantis Resort and Residence Ko Olina will be built on Oahu’s west side, in the Ko Olina Resort. Atlantis is slated […]
A few weeks ago I reported that the Modern Honolulu would be ending its licensing agreement with Chef Masaharu Morimoto, better known as the Iron Chef Japanese. The property, however, had stated that the restaurant would remain open and retain all of its staff, even through its planned close date of December 8. What wasn’t […]