Statewide News Releases
- WHAT'S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - WELCOME TO 2017
- February 2, 2017
As part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences, the Coco Palms Resort on the east side of Kauai will begin construction in 2017. The Coco Palms Resort was originally built in 1953 with just over 20 guestrooms on grounds that were once home to Kauai’s last reigning queen, Queen Deborah Kapule Kekaihaakulou. Devastated by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, the revitalization of the 363-room historic hotel is scheduled to begin this year and slated to open in 2018.
- MADE IN HAWAII. MADE WITH ALOHA
- December 7, 2016
The breathtaking landscapes and luscious produce of the islands serve as a unique canvas of opportunity and ideas for many of Hawaii’s local artisans. Whether it be the history of the kalo (taro) plant that inspires the design of an aloha shirt, or the allure of a wave’s arch that captivates the eye of a local ocean photographer, from photographs to fabric designs, the images and experiences of Hawaii are displayed through the works of many of Hawaii’s local artisans. Made in Hawaii and made with aloha, Hawaii truly offers products from the heart, capturing a priceless value that expresses the essence of the aloha spirit and the beauty of its maker. Whether returning home from the islands and searching for the perfect gift for friends or families, or simply looking to gift something special to a loved one, listed below are some artisans that articulate the beauty of Hawaii.
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - HOLIDAYS 2016
- December 1, 2016
“Hui Holidays” artisan showcase returns with a winter wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list from Nov. 21 through Dec. 24 on the island of Maui. During the holiday season, the Hui Gallery gift shop at Kaluanui will be open daily from 9-4 p.m. and has expanded to include even more one-of-a-kind handmade gifts by local artists and crafters like paintings, ceramic pieces, hand-blown glass work, locally made beauty products, holiday ornaments and more.
- WHAT’S NEW IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - OCT/NOV 2016
- October 3, 2016
Expedia® Media Solutions and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced the launch of a new global marketing campaign, ‘Discover Your Aloha,’ that will promote travel to the Hawaiian Islands through a custom solution featuring facial recognition technology. The first time that Expedia Media Solutions has integrated facial recognition software into a partner marketing campaign, the technology measures viewers’ reactions as they engage with the video content showcasing the beauty and unique cultural elements of the Hawaiian Islands.
- GO GREEN, GO HAWAII - OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECOTOURISM THRIVE
- September 22, 2016
The concerns of the natural world were heard and addressed in one of the world’s most exceptional places to see the power and beauty of nature.
- 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.