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Ko Olina News

22 Mar 2017

The Strangeness and Delight of Taking Your Parents on Vacation

Source: afar.com
A Disney vacation, no less. “When do we get leis?” my mom asked as we disembarked our flight to Honolulu. “Usually, at the hotel,” I informed her. She was disappointed—she had expected a flowery greeting right at the gate, with beauties in grass skirts draping her, my dad, and me with fresh orchids. Instead, […]

07 Mar 2017

The Coast in West Oahu is Beginning to Boom, with Accommodations Rivaling Waikiki’s

Source: latimes.com
Oahu’s once-sleepy town of Kapolei, about 20 miles west of Honolulu, is enjoying a growth spurt in resorts that could turn it into a rival of the popular Waikiki Beach.
The Ko Olina coastline, home of Kapolei, already has a Four Seasons resort and Disney’s Aulani.
Now Atlantis, a name associated with water-themed resorts in […]

09 Feb 2017

Disney, Marvel head to Hawaii to film Marvel: The Inhumans IMAX movie and TV series

Source: bizjournals.com
Disney, Marvel Studios and IMAX are planning to develop a headquarters for Marvel’s next major project — a feature film and ABC television series “Marvels The Inhumans” — in a former Navy facility in Hawaii, the head of the state’s film commission confirmed to Pacific Business News this week.
The entire production is expected to […]

08 Feb 2017

Save the Date for the 2017 LOTTE Championship Presented by Hershey!

Source: lottechampionship.com
The 2017 LOTTE Championship Presented by Hershey swings into West Oahu April 9-15 for its sixth annual event featuring a star-studded field of marquee pros who grace the world stage of ladies’ professional golf. Hershey, the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America, sweetened its involvement in the tournament as the presenting sponsor […]

10 Jan 2017

Most Beautiful Hotel Wedding Chapels Around The World

Planning a destination wedding can be a headache, but one of the best ways to simplify things is to find a resort that is not only beautiful (and offers guest-pleasing amenities), but also features a jaw-dropping chapel on-site. Imagine saying “I do” in a centuries-old Italian church complete with original frescoes, or on a beautiful […]

16 Dec 2016

T&C Travel Guide: Oahu, Hawaii

Where to stay, dine, shop, and relax on Hawaii’s most-visited island.
Choosing between Hawaiian islands may be the ultimate one-percent problem. There’s the Big Island, the one for adventure; Maui has the volcanoes; Kauai is the oldest, rainiest, and most lush. But when it comes to sheer fun, killer cocktails, farm-fresh food, and the best surfing […]

08 Dec 2016

Noe Wonder

After cutting his teeth at some of the most highly acclaimed dining establishments around the word, chef de cuisine Ryo Takatsuka bucks trends and keeps it “simple” at the Four Seasons Oahu restaurant.
Noe chef Ryo Takatsuka has a movie star smile that jumps out at you. His boyish grin and eagerness might explain how as […]

01 Nov 2016

From Honolulu To The North Shore, The Four Best Spas In Oahu

The pleasures of Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island, are diverse and aplenty. While most visitors flock here for the natural beauty, beachy offerings (like surfing, fishing, and boating), original cuisine, and refreshingly low-key vibes, the spa scene is also world-class, and not to be missed. Here, I share the four best spas in Oahu, where […]

06 Oct 2016

Disney’s Aulani resort will serve up a very Hawaiian luau and show

Disney’s Aulani hotel-resort in Oahu plans to launch a luau for guests with a different spin. It promises to be a specifically Hawaiian (not Polynesian) experience when shows begin Nov. 2.
The show’s name, “Ka Waa,” means “canoe” in English, a vessel that links ancient visitors to Hawaii with the modern era.
The evening’s storytelling that […]

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