Take a Luxe Beach Vacation in West Oahu, Hawaii

Ko Olina, the resort on the western coast of Oahu, offers a reprieve from the traffic and crowds of Waikiki, with predictably better weather, a slower pace, and natural beauty in spades - plus plenty of high-end, seaside, worth-the-splurge accommodations.

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Mid-century modern hotels swing into a new era

With a signature architectural style, classic mid-century modern hotels emerged throughout the U.S. from the 1940s through the 1960s. This design movement was characterized by minimalist structures and clean lines, accented by simple décor in vibrant colors.

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Ihilani's New Day

What developer Jeff Stone's plan to close the hotel for remodeling and luxury rebranding means for the visitor industry. With the Four Seasons very likely to take the place of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa, West Oahu will benefit and Ko Olina will further position itself as not just another Waikiki.

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APEC Leaders, Ministers to meet to Strengthen regional Trade

APEC Leaders and Ministers will meet in Honolulu from November 8-13 to advance regional economic integration and free trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific. Leaders from APEC's 21 member economies will gather on November 12-13 under the theme "Toward a Seamless Regional Economy" while Trade and Foreign Ministers will convene on November 11 to advance APEC's three priorities for 2011.

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Obama fundraiser set for after APEC

KAPOLEI, Oahu - President Barack Obama launches a busy weekend in Honolulu with a series of bilateral talks aimed at strengthening U.S. ties to the Asia-pacific region and stimulating domestic job growth through economic partnerships in the region.

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