Oahu hotels were 89% full last week – Big Island 86, Kauai 85, Maui, 83% full – room rates mostly keeping pace with inflation – average room rate on Maui was $380 a night, more than $100 more than the other three operating counties – Big Island still performing best on extra room sales.
The Hawaii Venture Capital Association hands out its annual awards – entrepreneur of the year, Tina Fitch of Hobnob – tech entrepreneur, Alex Cabello of AlgorithmHub – innovator of the year, Henk Rogers of Blue Planet Energy – lots more winners, and a broader reminder to us all that a lot of interesting startups are finding their feet in Hawaii.
Atlantis Cruises next month will launch Cocktails, Canvas and Cruise – a sunset cruise from Aloha Tower that provides a painting class – you take home your own painted memory of what you saw – the $119 per person cost includes canvas, paint and brushes.
So, by all means Van Gogh - if you've got the Monet
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