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Scott Kawasaki 

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki 

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THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN INDULGES GUESTS WITH NEW LUXURY COLLECTION PACKAGES

WAIKIKI BEACH, OAHU, HI (August 26 2008) — A new era of elegance approaches as the iconic “Pink Palace of the Pacific” prepares to open its luxurious doors once again.  The legendary landmark on Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian, is synonymous with glamour, sophistication, and timelessness. And, there is no better time or way to experience this venerable resort than with the array of Luxury Collection packages

A member of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ elite Luxury Collection, The Royal Hawaiian introduces a selection of packages that have been creatively tailored to inspire discerning travelers as they experience the grace and grandeur of one of the world’s finest resort properties.  This opulent, oceanfront resort will reopen its doors in Winter 2009; inviting guests to be a part of history as the illustrious past meets the incandescent present though the Luxury Collection packages.

  • First-time visitors to The Royal Hawaiian can experience its enchanting beauty and rich history with the Taste of Luxury Package .  This three-night getaway includes Royal Ocean Front accommodations with daily breakfast for two at the sunlit Surf Lanai for $1,650 inclusive of state and accommodations taxes, based on double occupancy.
  • Those familiar with the grandeur of The Royal Hawaiian and its unrivaled charm will love the extended-stay Holiday Package .  This five-night escape offers patrons luxurious accommodations in a Royal Ocean Front room, with the fifth-night free, and daily breakfast for two at the sunlit Surf Lanai.  The Holiday Package price is $2,200 based on double occupancy.
  • It is only fitting that the resort that sparked the world’s love affair with Waikiki presents The Royal Hawaiian Romance Package .  Guests will spend three unforgettable nights in a Royal Ocean Front room with daily breakfast for two at the sunlit Surf Lanai, a keepsake photograph memento, as well as a Champagne and seasonal fruit welcome amenity upon arrival.  The Royal Hawaiian Romance Package price is $1,740 based on double occupancy. 
  • Perfect for honeymooners, anniversaries or just to say “I love you,” The Royal Hawaiian Spa Suite Romance Package offers an enchanting getaway to celebrate love in the lap of luxury.  Guests will indulge their senses with a three-night stay in a Royal Spa Suite, a keepsake photograph memento, a Champagne and seasonal fruit welcome amenity upon arrival, a signature Royal Hawaiian relaxation CD, a drawn lavender aromatherapy bath, 4 p.m. late check-out, custom VIP turn-down service, two luxurious spa treatments of choice at the world-famous Abhasa spa, a choice of daily breakfast for two at the Surf Lanai or daily in-room breakfast for two (for an additional cost), and a “pick your passion” luxury room service menu item of choice.  The Spa Suite Romance Package price is $3,375 based on double occupancy. 


For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.royal-hawaiian.com or call 866-716-8110.

The Royal Hawaiian's aforementioned packages and rates are available from February 1 to December 25, 2009.  Advance reservations are required for all special rates and packages.  All rates are subject to state and accommodations taxes.  Packages are subject to room availability at the time of reservation.  Blackout dates may apply and prices may change without prior notice.  Other restrictions may apply. 

A new age of luxury begins.  When the hotel reopens in Winter 2009, the iconic Royal Hawaiian will once again set the standard for extraordinary experiences and unrivaled luxury and romance.

Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP owns the two Sheraton Hotels in Waikiki,  The Royal Hawaiian and the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort as well as the Sheraton Maui in Kaanapali, Maui.   Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP is one of Hawaii’s largest employers, with nearly 3,000 hotel associates in its workforce.    The hotels are a part of the 12-hotel group of Starwood-managed properties in Hawaii.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 900 properties in more than 100 countries and 155,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched AloftSM, and Element SM.  Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

 (Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and involve risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained or that results and events will not materially differ. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.)