Luxury hotelier Mandarin Oriental has many properties around the world, but its footprint in the U.S. is limited; especially now as the Mandarin Oriental leaves Vegas. But that could change soon, as the company is making a return to Hawaii soon.
For some time now, some travel industry experts have been hoping to develop China into a new source of visitors. And, as a result, airlines began opening new routes there. But now, Hawaiian Airlines is ending Beijing service as visitors haven’t materialized as was hoped.
Hawaii’s first high-end dim sum restaurant, Yauatcha Waikiki is closing its doors in August. Poor foot traffic in the area is likely responsible for the restaurants impending closure.
Car share services can be a great way to get around while on vacation or if you only occasionally need a car. And car share services in Honolulu just got a big boost by the launch of a new service by Toyota.
Waikiki has seen an explosion of new restaurants over the past few years. And the latest restaurant to make its debut is Tsurutontan Waikiki.
Heads up! At the beginning of the month, the new Honolulu plastic bag ban went into effect. So if you shop on Oahu, you’ll need to bring your own or pay.