Last night, Ed Morita and I got to go on a familiarization tour put on by Starwood and Kyo-ya to get us … well, familiar with the retailers that are part of a group called the Collections of Waikiki. The stores are spread throughout the Sheraton Waikiki, the Royal Hawaiian, the Moana Surfrider, and the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.
To make it interesting, each hotel property had food & drink for our group as we took this interactive event. Here are some of the highlights of our three-hour tour:
We were also treated to a quick song with Bruce Shimabukuro. Watch his fingers fly!
The tour was a nice reminder of the neat places in Waikiki. As many of you know, I spend a lot of time at the other end, at Waikiki Beach Walk, so it was a nice change to walk around and explore the other side. Mahalo to Dane Nakama for coordinating the fam tour!