Hawaii’s Making Waves with Fresh Family Focus

Posted on September 1st, 2016

From soft adventure to education that’s downright fun, Hawaii’s multigenerational appeal makes it a dream destination for families seeking fresh approaches to balancing action with education.

Onsite Review: Viva Ziva!

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Symbolizing rebirth after Hurricane Odile’s wrath forced the shuttering of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in September 2014, a single surviving palm continues to sprout fresh fronds. One year and one day after Category 3 winds battered the Baja Peninsula’s southern tip, the Playa Hotels & Resorts-owned beachfront property emerged as a re-imagined playground more deeply infused with the area’s rich spirit.

Q&A With Kevin Froemming

Posted on November 24th, 2015

Recommend’s contributing writer Donna Ray had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Froemming, executive v.p. & chief marketing officer for Playa Resorts Management, at the Nov. 19 grand re-opening celebration of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Falling Into Paradise

Posted on September 1st, 2015

Hawaii turns toward autumn with a feast of family-friendly incentives.

What’s New in Hawaii

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

Resorts on the Hawaiian Islands are merging new attitudes with enduring traditions.

Turtle Bay Resort

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

When Del Webb’s Kuilima Resort Hotel & Country Club debuted on Oahu’s surf-centric North Shore in 1972, the famed developer hoped to hit the jackpot by tacking on Hawaii’s premier casino. This trend of sidestepping a sense of place continued for decades as the renamed Turtle Bay Resort fortified internally rather than embracing culture and beauty beyond its gate.

Onsite Review: Lanai, Hawaii

Posted on August 1st, 2014

Proof that big things come in small packages, 141-sq.-mile Lanai has evolved from producing 75 percent of the world’s pineapple to seducing lovers of off-the-beaten-path adventures.

Fiji: Fantasy Islands

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Even in the most enchanting tropical daydream, it’s difficult to conjure up fantasies that transcend the realities of Fiji.

Oahu, Aston-Style

Posted on April 2nd, 2014

Since wading into Waikiki’s tourism scene with a single 14-room hotel in 1948, Aston Hotels & Resorts has burgeoned into a Hawaii heavyweight with 24 condominium resorts, hotels, villas and cottages on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island.