Starwood Making Dreams Come True

It’s no surprise that Hawaii is one of the leading wedding destinations – beautiful beaches, wonderful sunsets and it’s a safe place for a romantic escape.

As a result, thousands of couples choose to get married in the Hawaiian Islands annually – and that’s a trend that’s expected to grow.

According to Mark Young, senior manager of meetings and events at The St. Regis Princeville Resort, couples see a destination wedding as an opportunity to maximize their wedding experience by combining the ceremony with a vacation, a honeymoon or a family reunion.

Recognizing this trend, Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii has created “Secrets for a Successful Destination Wedding,” – a free download available at .

It’s a helpful guide for those planning a wedding or vow renewal in the Islands.

The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa began hosting weddings when it first opened back in 1901. The ever-elegant “First Lady of Waikiki” has been perfecting them ever since; it hosted nearly 2,000 weddings in 2016.

Among its secrets, the Moana Surfrider’s highly acclaimed Moana Lani Spa, which is the only beachfront spa in Waikiki and one of the only facilities to offer private massage and treatment rooms exclusively for couples.

Known worldwide for romantic settings and unsurpassed service, Starwood’s 12 remarkable resorts – representing world-renowned brands Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection and St. Regis — embody the true essence of Hawaii.

Highly experienced and always helpful, Starwood’s destination experts can help travellers explore the magic, beauty and timeless allure of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii’s Big Island.

They understand that for some couples, secluded beaches and dreamy landscapes make their toes tingle; other couples want exhilarating outdoor adventures to get their hearts racing.

David Richard, area director of sales for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii and French Polynesia, points out that at Starwood’s 12 hotels and resorts throughout Hawaii, the company strives to provide meaningful and authentic wedding experiences for our guests, including couples and extended families.

“Whether they want to have their names in lights, as we offer at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, or a spectacular beachfront dinner at The Royal Hawaiian, we understand that personalizing the experience is essential,” Richard said.

Using the Starwood Hawaii Honeymoon Gift Registry, couples can pre-plan activities they want for their honeymoon or destination wedding at any Starwood resort in Hawaii.

Couples then create a personal website, use the social media share tools, send announcement cards, and share the registry with family and friends: .

Loved ones can easily select and purchase from an array of gift items, including rooms, dining, tours, activities, spa and more.

The result is truly personalized and convenient for all.

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Wedding Waikiki Beach, Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa: Starwood’s four Waikiki resorts offer stunning views of Diamond Head.

Photos provided courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii.