Statewide News Releases
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - AUG/SEPT 2016
- August 1, 2016
The new GoHawaii App, the state of Hawaii’s first travel destination mobile app created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), offers valuable travel tips for each of the six major Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and the island of Hawaii. App users will discover useful information to help them enjoy Hawaii’s wide variety of sites, activities, special events and cultural festivals statewide. A special app feature is a collection of “Locomoji” – Hawaii-inspired emojis that can be shared with family and friends.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - June/July 2016
- June 1, 2016
Four Seasons Hotels is looking forward to welcoming guests to its new, highly anticipated Oahu beachfront property at Ko Olina Resort beginning June 1. Chic, airy and spotlighting vast ocean views, the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina offers 371 luxurious rooms and suites, five restaurants and lounges, four pools, a white sand beach, a multi-level spa and wellness centre, tennis facilities and watersports, and preferred access to the Ko Olina Golf Club. The resort’s oceanfront location is an ideal spot for weddings and romantic getaways. And a sheltered lagoon is ready for family fun for all ages
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - APRIL/MAY 2016
- May 3, 2016
Following the completion of more than $110 million in renovations, the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki is scheduled to open in summer 2016, becoming Oahu’s first Hilton Garden Inn and the chain’s largest property worldwide. The new resort will offer 623 rooms, including 32 suites redeveloped to satisfy modern, multigenerational travelers. Renovations will also include a full-service restaurant and lounge, a grab-and-go market, an upgraded contemporary lobby with a two-story cathedral ceiling, an enhanced pool deck, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. HiltonGardenInn.com
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016
- February 1, 2016
Recently developed 808 Center is Honolulu’s newest three-story restaurant and entertainment complex. Located in the heart of the city, and a 10-minute walk from Ala Moana Shopping Center, 808 Center features 11 dining options, two full service salons and a karaoke entertainment center. Coming soon to 808 Center are Jean Marc French Cuisine by JJ, Flower and Spoon, Café Plumeria (formerly known as Ailana Shave Ice), Cake M, Hawaii Voice, Kapalau Custom Jewelry and Jean Marc Patisserie by JJ (also known as JJ Bakery). 808 Center features Hawai‘i’s first vertical parking garage and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Facebook.com/808Center
- THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, FROM THE ICONIC TO THE UNEXPECTED
- January 12, 2016
Six distinct islands provide surprising experiences at every turn.
- HAWAII RECOGNIZED WITH PRESTIGIOUS TRAVEL TRADE AWARDS
- December 17, 2015
Travel Weekly Honors Hawaii as “Best in Destinations, U.S. State” and Maui as “Best in Destinations, Hawaii” for 12th straight year.
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - HOLIDAYS IN HAWAII AND LOOKING AHEAD TO 2016
- November 18, 2015
Named after the paakai (salt) ponds that once dotted the low-lying wetlands of what is now Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood, SALT at Our Kakaako is designed to become the city’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping, and innovative events. Repurposing existing area structures, landowner Kamehameha Schools is planning a lively, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. Set for opening in late 2015, SALT at Our Kakaako is expected to be Hawaii’s first urban mixed-use, mixed-income community. OurKakaako.com
- HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU NAMES TOM MULLEN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
- October 19, 2015
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is pleased to announce Tom Mullen has joined the organization in the newly created position of senior vice president and chief operating officer. He began work on Sept. 1, replacing Wayne Arita, HVCB’s chief financial officer, who retired in September.
- HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU NAMES MARY NEISTER VICE PRESIDENT OF MEET HAWAII
- October 5, 2015
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) welcomes hospitality sales and marketing veteran Mary Neister to its team as vice president of Meet Hawaii. In this position, she will have the responsibility of leading HVCB’s sales efforts for meetings, conventions and incentives (MCI), and work in partnership with the Hawaii Convention Center team to grow the meetings market for the Hawaiian Islands.
- What's New In The Hawaiian Islands - September 2015
- September 1, 2015
An $18 million dollar renovation of the beachfront Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Oahu is currently underway. Upon completion of renovations in October 2015, guests will notice a dynamic redesign of the resort’s porte cochere, main lobby and front desk area. In addition, the grand Kona Moku Ballroom’s new design concept will include new wall covering, lighting, carpeting, doors, wood paneling, painting and new signage.