Very few locals in Honolulu and east Oahu know that there are actually 3 chain hotels located in the heart of Kapolei on west Oahu. Common response is why? So I went to find out.
After all these years of thinking of Colorado, but never ending up going, we finally did. And we might have the pandemic to thank for that. With Canadian border closings, it was high time to ski domestically again.
Although this hotel is part of the Marriott chain, we couldn’t tell. The Jacquard is part of the Autograph Collection, which is high-end and independently branded. Rarely do we stay this high-end, but we had Marriott points to splurge with.
Going skiing in Breckenridge has long been a wish, and with the pandemic preventing us from our usual Canada trip, it was the perfect time to stay within the borders. And why not drop some of our Hilton points on the DoubleTree.
This Hilton resort is actually also a country club (golfers will recognize the significant Inverness name) that I just happened to come across when looking for a hotel in Denver. Odd thing is, we were looking to go skiing, not golfing.
Every now and then we roam down to Waikiki to enjoy a restaurant or two that we’ve never visited before. It’s a nice short getaway, even if it’s only for the night, and there are always new restaurants to try out.
The beauty of living in Hawaii is not only the friendly people, pleasant climate, and having access to world class resorts, but also the ability to utilize “Kama’aina rates” – that is, discounted pricing only available to residents of Hawaii.