Starwood Kauai resorts offering half-off rates, free nights


While its Princeville Resort awaits a grand return to business in July after $40 million in renovations and a luxury St. Regis rebranding, Starwood Hotels Hawaii is offering appealing room deals on its two other Kauai properties.

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas timeshare is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a 50 percent off rack rates package. Rates start at $312 per night for studios, $425 a night for one-bedroom units. Book five nights and get the fifth night for free.

The resort is a great place to anchor a few days of Kilauea- and Hanalei-area adventures. My one-bedroom suite on a recent two-night stay was agreeably appointed—much like a home away from home … with benefits. A large, fully-equipped kitchen. A relaxed dining and living room area. A roomy bath with whirlpool tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. And Westin’s almost obscenely comfortable Heavenly Bed.

Garden-style swimming pools, hot water pools, and barbeque areas are leisurely scattered among the villas’ collection of unpretentious two- and three-story story buildings. Located on a bluff overlooking Kauai’s rugged north shore coast, the Villas’ large expanse of real estate was ripe for exploration.

Starwood_Kauai_resortsWestin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas one-year anniversary packages include a $50 daily resort credit good for activities, golf on Princeville’s two courses or dining at the Villas’ Nanea Restaurant & Bar. Book here by May 31, 2009, for reservations between April 15 and December 25, 2009.

If you’ve got a week to spend exploring the Garden Island’s infinite natural charms, Starwood’s Discover Kauai package is an even better deal—three nights each at Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas and the Sheraton Kauai Resort at Poipu on the island’s south shore, with third night at each resort free.

Starwood_Kauai_resortsTwo six-night packages are available:

• $330 per night at Sheraton Kauai (deluxe garden view) and Westin Princeville Villas (island view deluxe studio). Third night at each property is free.

•$405 per night at Sheraton Kauai (deluxe oceanfront) and Westin Princeville Villas (island view deluxe one-bedroom suite). Third night at each property free.

You’ve got a bit more time to book the Discover Kauai package—reservations can be made through Dec. 21, 2009. Book here.

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