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Mar 4, 20, 3:00 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 22,854
Posted By muran

Everyone I know here in Hawaii involved in the...

Everyone I know here in Hawaii involved in the hospitality industry is worried. I was planning on extending a couple of work trips to Seattle and Chicago. Now I am going to just going to do some...
Forum: Hawaii
Jan 22, 20, 2:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By muran

There's this guy but it is catch and release. ...

There's this guy but it is catch and release.
https://www.alohafishinghawaii.com/

I usually bring my own grill so I don't really pay attention. But if I remember correctly the grills at Ala Moana...
Jan 10, 20, 8:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By muran

As someone who lives on Oahu I generally agree...

As someone who lives on Oahu I generally agree with DavidO and GoodMorning.

If you want to do beach activities then Ko Olina is a good choice. The resort is always busy because Aulani is right...
Jan 10, 20, 5:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By muran

A couple of my cousins worked as subs on the...

A couple of my cousins worked as subs on the project and they said that it is now the nicest hotel on the island. I'll still take Mauna Kea because its so much quieter.
Forum: Hawaii
Dec 17, 19, 4:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By muran

If your total budget per night is for everything...

If your total budget per night is for everything including food and car rental it would be tough to find someplace right on the beach. If $250 is just for lodging then it is probably doable. It...
Nov 7, 19, 1:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By muran

I can't really comment on other places as I live...

I can't really comment on other places as I live in Hawaii and have no real interest in other tropical destinations. But $1400 is not really going to go far in Hawaii and there are really no...
Jul 9, 19, 8:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,546
Posted By muran

I agree that Oahu is the place to go for food....

I agree that Oahu is the place to go for food. Canoe House and Mauna Lani are closed for renovations. I am not sure if Chef Nagun stuck around. It looks like the sushi place at Hapuna has been...
Jul 8, 19, 3:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,546
Posted By muran

There are a lot of dining options off the resort....

There are a lot of dining options off the resort. The closest places are going to be at Kawaihae or Hapuna about 10-15 minutes away. If you go further out there are lots of options at Waikoloa or...
May 25, 19, 8:27 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 9,202
Posted By muran

We are at the tail end of a 7/8 day stay at the...

We are at the tail end of a 7/8 day stay at the Sofitel/St Regis. At the Sofitel we had a paid stay in the Executive Suite. We are currently at the halfway point through a points stay in the...
Forum: DiningBuzz
May 17, 19, 8:47 pm
Replies: 1,975
Views: 241,203
Posted By muran

I do this too but put more weight on Eater, Bon...

I do this too but put more weight on Eater, Bon Appetit and Culture Trip because their rankings seem to change quicker based on what is hot. I also put a emphasis on foods that I aren't well...
May 16, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,344
Posted By muran

Sorry about that it is the St Regis in Washington...

Sorry about that it is the St Regis in Washington DC.
I usually don't use the concierge when traveling in the US because I enjoy the planning and research. The time difference between Hawaii and...
May 16, 19, 5:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,344
Posted By muran

I have run into a situation that I have not...

I have run into a situation that I have not encountered before regarding a hotel concierge and was wondering how others would handle it. I have had multiple contacts with the hotel concierge...
May 10, 19, 3:05 pm
Replies: 585
Views: 360,594
Posted By muran

I am going to Washington DC next week. I...

I am going to Washington DC next week. I contacted Amex Plat Concierge in January. They were able to secure reservations to Minibar (for requested date/time), Pineapples and Pearls (requested date...
Apr 24, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By muran

The sandwiches are horrible. Just bring your own...

The sandwiches are horrible. Just bring your own snacks. For the rum punch, it think it is either discontinued or only on certain flights.
Forum: Hawaii
Apr 24, 19, 5:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By muran

I haven't tried any of them ...

I haven't tried any of them
https://www.baggagestoragehawaii.com/
Daniel K Inouye Airport BAGGAGE STORAGE (http://www.alohaairportdeliveryandstorage.com/)
Forum: Hawaii
Apr 19, 19, 3:31 pm
Replies: 285
Views: 57,025
Posted By muran

Waikiki or Koolina. Waikiki has a few sheltered...

Waikiki or Koolina. Waikiki has a few sheltered sections and is close to Ala Moana which is sheltered by the reef. Koolina/Aulani have man made coves that are sheltered. Depending on the surf/weather...
Forum: Hawaii
Apr 17, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By muran

Also depending on the deal and destination...

Also depending on the deal and destination Mokulele can be in that price range.
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 21, 19, 7:36 pm
Replies: 1,975
Views: 241,203
Posted By muran

I am going to Washington DC in May for vacation....

I am going to Washington DC in May for vacation. I was looking at Fiola or Masseria. I was wondering if anyone has any preference for either, my wife wants Italian at least once.
Feb 13, 19, 4:31 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 50,997
Posted By muran

I think Hapuna's renovations are completed so it...

I think Hapuna's renovations are completed so it is probably nicer than the Sheraton/Westin on Maui. Hapuna is also kind of isolated and loosely connected to Mauna Kea Beach. If you are going to stay...
Forum: Hawaii
Feb 12, 19, 8:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By muran

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club and Ulu at the...

Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club and Ulu at the Four Seasons are good also.
Forum: Hawaii
Jan 22, 19, 3:37 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 29,484
Posted By muran

It is a industrial area with a lot of homeless...

It is a industrial area with a lot of homeless around. If you are just looking for a place to sleep then it may be ok, just don't expect anything nice. Don't walk around at night and don't leave...
Forum: Hawaii
Jan 16, 19, 4:18 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 7,328
Posted By muran

I second the advice of doing a test stay. A lot...

I second the advice of doing a test stay. A lot of people can't make it for a variety of reasons. High cost of living, island fever, poor public schools, don't like the people, can't get stuff in...
Forum: Hawaii
Jan 14, 19, 8:00 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 7,115
Posted By muran

Supposedly at Haleakala they have someone there...

Supposedly at Haleakala they have someone there in the morning to enforce the sunrise rules. I believe that the rest of the park is open but there won't be a staff presence. Maybe just show up really...
Forum: Hawaii
Jan 14, 19, 4:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 7,115
Posted By muran

For only 8 days most people would usually do just...

For only 8 days most people would usually do just one island. Your Maui schedule is packed and you may be underestimating the time it takes get places. Traveling inter island can eat up a lot of time...
Dec 4, 18, 8:20 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 93,583
Posted By muran

They were all for about $20 in separate credits....

They were all for about $20 in separate credits. I had to run 4 separate charges for two people. Two seat upgrades and two Miles Maximizer.
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