HOTEL BUZZ: Parkroyal, Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel + More!

Drowning in hotel updates? It’s not really surprising when there are roughly 700,000 hotels scattered around the globe! But have no fear, Karryon is here!

Drowning in hotel updates? It’s not really surprising when there are roughly 700,000 hotels scattered around the globe! But have no fear, Karryon is here!

We’ve been chatting to our hospo friends, scouring the web and listening to the word on the grapevine to bring you a carefully curated list of the best hotel intel you need to know this week.

Skill yourself up now and take advantage of some great updates.


1. Date night at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Hotel Buzz

A romantic night awaits at the award-winning ABODE Bistro & Bar this Valentine’s Day, with a four-course degustation curated by a team of very talented chefs.

Starting with a shared cocktail on arrival, your four-course degustation is designed for romance, before finishing with the chef’s signature digestive paired with barista coffee. As you leave, don’t forget your box of take-home treats for later!

From just $150 for two people, bookings are essential. Offer valid from now until 14 February 2020.

Click here for more information.


2. Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel’s transformation


Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel”, announces the launch of the “Kealaula” project to further enhance the establishment of Hawaiian culture throughout the revered property.

Launching in spring 2020, the beginning of the property renaissance is projected at $65 million and will unveil transformative enhancements including a significant redesign to the 180-room Kauaʻi Wing, a refresh of the sweeping courtyard including the introduction of additional native Hawaiian plants, the launch of a new oceanfront restaurant, Huihui, and an additional floor of parking.

Mr. Alika Guerrero, Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel’s director of Poʻokela, is overseeing all cultural aspects of the renovation process, which is being guided with Hawaiian culture at its core.

“The focus of our upcoming $65 million project is to enhance our opportunities to provide the exceptional and culturally enriching guest experiences for which Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel has become known,”

Mike White, general manager

“The direction from our owners is that the project must reflect and respect the Hawaiian culture and support our Po’okela programs that have been ongoing for over 30 years. In fact, our ‘ohana of nearly 300 will remain fully employed at KBH, ensuring continuity for our guests throughout this process.” said general manager Mike White.

Click here for more information.


3. SO/ Auckland appeals to Fashionistas


SO/ Auckland, has created the ultimate fashion experience for guests who want to indulge their love of shopping, spa, and gourmet culture on their next visit to New Zealand.

Situated in the heart of the city, the boutique SO/ Auckland hotel is only a short drive from some of Auckland’s best shopping spots and just steps away from Britomart – home to some of New Zealand’s most revered brands including Kiwi fashion innovator WORLD (who partnered with the hotel as its signature designer).

As part of the hotel’s new SO Fashion package guests can take a ride in SO/ Auckland’s Bentley or luxury corporate car to visit a choice of top shopping locations such as Ponsonby and Newmarket. Once back at the So/Auckland guests can then pop upstairs for a cool cocktail at rooftop bar HI-SO overlooking the Waitemata Harbour before heading to Harbour Society for an indulgent three-course dinner.

SO Fashion also includes a one hour facial or massage treatment at SO/ SPA – a perfect way for fashion enthusiasts to rest and recharge after a day of retail therapy.

Click here for more information. 


4. Eat More Greens at W Bali!


‘New year, new you’ with a fresh and healthy new menu launch at Starfish Bloo, W Bali.

From 12pm to 3pm daily guests can order delicious, freshly-prepared, healthy menu items – including a range of plant-based meals, sushi and nigiri platter or for the super clean eating you choose from The Greens & More menu.

Starfish Bloo has gotten on board with the huge rise of plant-based foods in the global F&B and dining scene, with a momentous movement away from animal products across the board.

This new menu launch is in line with the hotel’s commitment to sustainability, supporting and building the relationship with local farmers and fishermen whilst using the finest local products available on the island.

Click here for more information.