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Hawaiʻi is home to a kind of paradise and people that put authenticity on the map. From rich traditions to precious landscapes, there’s simply no place like it on Earth. This year’s festival is set on multiple islands, Hawai'i Island, Maui and Oʻahu.  Home to a fusion of East and West cultures, Hawaiʻi offers ancient mystique with a modern twist. To learn more about this island themed “The Gathering Place,” visit the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau website at



Traveling Here


Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines has led all U.S... carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 10 years (2004-2013) as reported by the U.S... Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 85th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S.. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S.. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 daily jet flights between the Hawaiian Islands.


Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival Journese travel packages available.  Please call 888-999-4176 or email for more information.

Serving connoisseurs of travel since 1977, Journese℠ embodies the promise of an exquisite journey, with fine travel made seamless and effortless through experienced Destination Specialists. Each vacation is backed by world-class service and can be enhanced with first-class air, private transfers and upscale experiences, ranging from private excursions to invigorating water adventure and spa replenishment. Our travel experts personally visit and handpick the world’s finest properties, establishing supplier relationships to ensure VIP treatment at premier resorts, Private Retreats℠, private resort residences, luxury trains and cruises. We offer journeys to Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, Cook Islands, Europe, Fiji, Mexico, New Zealand, Tahiti, the Hawaiian Islands and the United States. Journese is a member of the United States Tour Operator Association (USTOA) and participates in the $1 million travelers’ assistance program.

Staying Here

Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort is a complete destination resort that encompasses two championship golf courses and over 3,000 guest rooms in two upscale hotels, and seven luxury condominiums and vacation home properties.  The Resort also includes award-winning Queens' MarketPlace and Kings' Shops, offering a wide variety of shopping opportunities, services and dining experiences, plus free entertainment and cultural programs.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Food, Wine and a Beautiful Sunrise!!  Stay at the wonderful Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa after the festival and enjoy the weekend in one of our Pool View rooms at a discounted rate of $150.00 + tax per night, other applicable taxes and fees.  Please call 800-228-9290 to make your reservation today.  Rates are based on availability and need to be made by August 22, 2014.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawai‘i, the Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay and ancient Hawaiian fishponds. The resort offers 555 contemporary guest rooms and suites with private lanai and spectacular views, the world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights.  The Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge has available outdoor lanai seating for a spectacular ocean view dining, the popular Sunset Luau dinner and show, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, the nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings’ Shops and the Queens’ MarketPlace.

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Make the Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival a weekend getaway and stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village!  Kama'aina special rates start at $139.00 + tax per room per night for stays of three nights or more or $159.00 + tax per night, other applicable taxes and fees.  To book a Hilton Waikoloa Village festival weekend getaway, visit here or please call 808-886-1234 and request code K3N or KAM.

A resort like no other, the award winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is an oceanfront 62-acre playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,241 beautifully appointed guest rooms. Cruise on mahogany canal boats along tranquil waterways. Explore our resort by tram or take a leisurely stroll along our Museum Walkway. Hilton Waikoloa Village lets you experience breathtaking tropical gardens, abundant wildlife, award-winning dining, world-class shopping, art and culture, and an array of activities ranging from golf and tennis to an interactive Dolphin Quest program and the island inspired Kohala Spa. Other amenities include 3 fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; Club Keiki program; and a seaside putting course. Hilton Waikoloa Village is a gateway to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in rich history through such interactive cultural activity as hula and ukulele lessons. With so much to do, you may never want to leave.

Kāʻanapali Beach Resort

Kāʻanapali Beach Resort is a completely self-contained resort on a three-mile stretch of beach along the sunny western shores of Maui. From the shores of Kāʻanapali, the Neighbor Islands of Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi are in clear view. The slopes of Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui Mountains, serve as the dramatic backdrop for this luxury, 1,200 acre resort destination which was once a warrior training ground and the playground for Hawaiʻi's royalty.

Approximately 5,500 hotel rooms, condominium suites and villas accommodate over half-a-million visitors each year. With two championship golf courses, a half a dozen spas, Mauiʻs most expansive collection of tennis courts, two shopping centers, and more than 40 dining options, Kāʻanapali Beach Resort is the ideal vacation destination on Maui, the Magic Isle. 


Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Make it a Foodie Getaway on Maui with a special package at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. You’re package includes daily breakfast for two, special amenities featuring foods sourced locally or produced on Maui, a Hawaiian cookbook, and a digital subscription to Maui No Ka Oi magazine to keep you connected to the Maui food scene all year round! Package rates start at $329.00 + tax per night, other applicable taxes and fees. Full package details will be available May 14th, 2014 on

Ideally situated on forty acres on Kāʻanapali Beach, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in a setting of tropical luxury. Enjoy elegant rooms with private lanais; a half-acre pool and water playground, Maui’s only oceanfront spa and salon, and a selection of international dining options. Activities include golf, tennis, SCUBA, wildlife tours, Hawaiian cultural lessons and the acclaimed “Tour the Stars” astronomy program.

Choose from four restaurants and five lounges that offer unique dining experiences and nightly entertainment. Japengo, known for world-class steaks, seafood and sushi inspired by the Pacific Rim offers indoor and outdoor seating, a chic sushi lounge, and an elegant bar. ‘Umalu, the resort’s poolside restaurant serves specialty cocktails, lighter fare and local dishes. Swan Court presents an extensive breakfast buffet and Son’z at Swan Court, home of Maui’s largest wine cellar, serves up fine Italian and American cuisine. Drums of the Pacific Luau presents a journey through Polynesia complete with a traditional imu ceremony, Hawaiian buffet, and the memorable Samoan fire-knife dance. Rounding out the perfect Maui vacation are nearby shopping destinations, art galleries and island excursions.

The Modern Honolulu

Lucky Buddha gives you Fourth Night Free at The Modern Honolulu.  Stay three nights over the Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival and consider yourself Lucky!  Buddha will be giving you the fourth night free and an autographed Morimoto cook book.  Click here for the Lucky Buddha Special!

The Modern Honolulu® introduces cosmopolitan chic for leisure pursuits in Hawaiʻi.  With sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and city skyline, we deftly combine sexy and sophisticated in everything we do.  Every element is original; authentic or custom-designed to enhance our guests' experience.  Featuring a fusion of sophisticated cuisine, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto plates international fare at Morimoto Waikiki and Executive Chef Scott Toner delivers organic, local and house-made culinary pleasures for poolside and in-room dining.   The Modern Honolulu's gourmet delights are complemented by vibrant nightlife, intimate pool settings, exhilarating spa treatments and all that Oahu has to offer - luxury shopping, beaches, nature - all blending to create a feeling of progressive luxury, as refined as it is relaxed.  We invite you to make the most of every moment with us.  


Enhance your culinary experience on Oʻahu with daily breakfast included in your Halekulani Stay.  Enjoy the perfect blend of Halekulani luxury and value with a specially priced Sunrise package by visiting us HERE and using the Promotion Code “HFWF14”.
  Rates valid August 31 – September 6, 2014.

Halekulani, which means house befitting heaven in Hawaiian, certainly lives up to its name. The legendary hotel on the beach at Waikīki has been offering visitors an oasis of tranquility for more than a century.  The signature pool, with an orchid design comprised of more than a million individual glass tiles imported from South Africa, has become globally recognized as icon since its unveiling at the hotel’s reopening in 1983.

Three award-winning restaurants feature stunning views framed by the iconic Diamond Head and the deep blue Pacific, but it’s the unforgettable cuisine using Hawai‘i’s freshest local ingredients, that will take your breath away. Halekulani proudly notes that its neoclassic French restaurant, La Mer, has been awarded the highly respected AAA Five Diamond Award since 1990, the only restaurant in the state to receive the honor for this many years.

Ko Olina Resort

Ko Olina is a 642-acre master-planned resort community on the western shore of the island of O‘ahu. Resort partners include the iconic JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Marriott’s most successful vacation club product in the world, Ko Olina Beach Villas Resort luxury condominium residences, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Disney’s first family destination resort outside of its theme park developments, Ko Olina Golf Club and the state-of-the-art Ko Olina Marina.  The resort, known as O‘ahu's premier vacation destination, also features seven pristine oceanfront lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways, access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities and the island’s best weather.


Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Take the elevator home with a special rate for Sunday, September 7th at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Enjoy an Island Garden View Room for $272.00 + tax per night (there is no resort fee and overnight parking is $35.00 + tax.) To make reservations, please call 407-939-4686 and refer to Code G0667074.

Uniquely designed for families and inspired by the wonders and traditions of Hawai‘i, Aulani is a family paradise with a touch of magic. Aulani offers kids, adults and families Hawaiian vacation experiences that combine the beauty and spirit of the Hawaiian Islands and culture with a special magic that only Disney can create. Delightful rooms and spacious Disney Vacation Club villas, a perfect location on a beautiful beachfront lagoon, and renowned Disney service and enchanting entertainment let dreamers of every age savor their time together on Hawai‘i as never before.


JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

Stay over with a special rate at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa for $249.00 + tax per night, other applicable taxes and fees. Guest room availability is limited at this rate, please book early.  Please go to, enter your arrival date in the box at the top of the page. This will direct you to the Find & Reserve page.  On the right side, expand the box “Special Rates & Awards” and enter “ER5”(E-R-five) in the “Corporate/Promotional Code” field.  Click “Find” to complete your room reservation.

The luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani offers 387 spacious guest rooms, including 36 suites, which have been completely transformed to feature a residential resort look-and-feel and upgraded amenities, and is ideal location for group meetings. Resort activities include 18 holes of championship play at Ko Olina Golf Club, tennis courts with ocean views and a variety of restaurants showcasing unique and distinctive island cuisine, including the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Azul restaurant. The world-class Ihilani Spa, voted one of the “Top Spas in the World” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, has been completely redesigned with a new layout, couple’s treatment room, the brand new Ho‘onanea suite for private events, and a 24-hour fitness center. The resort recently ranked as one of the “Top 15 Hawaii Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast Traveler, one of the “World’s Best Hawai‘i Resorts” by Travel + Leisure, and number one in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s "Best of the Best Hotel & Resort” poll voted by island readers.

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of exceptional properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world.  The beachfront resort hotel caters to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense.  JW Marriott Ihilani artfully provides highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of Hawai‘i’s unique setting and locale so that guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them.


Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Take the elevator home with a special room rate for Festival attendees for the night at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.  Receive a special room rate of $199.00 + tax per night, other applicable taxes and fees.  Please call 808-237-6300 to make your reservation.

Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary Waikīkī Beach and the dynamic city center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is a vibrant destination combining relaxation and adventure with true Hawaiian hospitality. Each of the 1,230 guestrooms, including 19 suites, offers Hawaiian elegance and private lanai with panoramic beach, mountain, and city views. With an unrivaled location just steps from world-famous waves, the resort affords effortless exploration of the island’s attractions, from Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Aquarium, to world-class shopping, sophisticated dining and expert surfing lessons. Offering endless amenities including luxurious treatments at the 10,000 square foot Na Ho’ola Spa, StayFit Fitness Center, freshwater swimming pool overlooking Waikīkī Beach, fresh regional seafood dishes with upscale American cuisine at Shor American Seafood Restaurant, Pacific Rim at Japengo and more than 60 boutiques on site. Hyatt Regency Waikiki promises Hawaiian-style excitement paired with the warmth of authentic Aloha spirit.

Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International® is a global leader in hospitality and vacation ownership. We aim to consistently exceed expectations with high quality resorts and incomparable hospitality.

Diamond Resorts International® provides VACATIONS OF A LIFETIME™ to members and guests the world over. A wide selection of amazing destinations offer AFFORDABLE LUXURY and PRICELESS MEMORIES, time and time again. Each vacation is as important to us as it is to you, so it’s our goal to give every guest a flawless, relaxing, memorable experience. Because WE LOVE TO SAY YES™, you’ll always receive a superior level of personal service and commitment, year after year. 

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations of a Lifetime™ through 92 managed resorts, 210 affiliated properties and four cruise itineraries.

Outrigger Resorts

Stay right on the Waikiki beachfront with a limited-time rate of $249.00 per night at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach or $269.00 per night at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach for city view accommodations.  Guests also receive complimentary entrance to the "HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun!” event at the Honolulu Zoo on September 6 by simply showing their room key at time of entry. Call 1-855-707-2586 or click here to book this special Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival rate. Promo code: HFWF2014

Outrigger Resorts is where local culture meets world class hospitality. As Hawaii’s largest, locally-owned hotel company with more than 67 years of experience and 45 properties worldwide, Outrigger has built a global reputation in its committed to sharing the spirit of aloha throughout the islands .  Whether you’re looking for a premier beachfront resort, a spacious vacation condominium or simply a comfortable accommodation just a short stroll from the beach, let Outrigger Resorts be your gracious local host.


Getting Around Here



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