Honolulu Coffee Co. Barista is No. 2 in the world!

Jun06

Collections of Waikiki would like to congratulate Pete Licata in taking second place in the World Barista Championship in Bogata, Colombia. Pete is the coffee quality manager at Honolulu Coffee Co., and has previously been recognized for his wine-coffee creations.

The event, held on June 5, is the preeminent international coffee competition and strives to promote excellence in coffee and barista standards. Each year, contestants representing over 50 nations compete as they craft espressos, cappucinos, and signature drinks.

Congratulations again to Pete and his “fruit to cup,” which can be seen here: www.worldbaristachampionship.com

First (official) blog post!

May10

So, have you ever found the need to eat at a great hole-in-the-wall restaurant, shop at a locally owned, one of a kind boutique, or partake in cultural lessons at no cost with other fun-loving individuals? Enter the Collections of Waikiki blog (Drumroll, please)!

Here, I’ll be doing my best to keep everyone updated with the latest of EVERYTHING that we have going on here at Collections of Waikiki. This includes, but is not limited to: new stores and product lines, events, cool people sighted shopping here (Yes, I have a camera. I am armed and dangerous.), cocktail creations, weather, surf reports, and anything else I think is interesting enough to be shared.

To kick today’s post off, I took a walk around our property and decided to write about that. The weather was fantastic–another beautiful day in Hawai’i Nei, so I went out and took some pictures of our storefronts just to prove that yes, I really do have a camera.

Collections of Waikiki at Sheraton Waikiki

Collections of Waikiki at Sheraton Waikiki

Collections of Waikiki at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Collections of Waikiki at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Collections of Waikiki at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Collections of Waikiki at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

Collections of Waikiki at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Collections of Waikiki at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Although I couldn’t take pictures of them all, Collections of Waikiki features over 60 shops, spas, restaurants and activity outlets. There is also a proliferation of sunny weather (a Hawaii standard), happy people, open air spaces, landscaped walkways and ocean views. Come to think of it, there really aren’t many other shopping centers in Hawaii that can boast the same thing, and none of which are as centrally-located in Waikiki.

I also wanted to welcome two new stores to our Collections of Waikiki family:

Volcom grand opening

Volcom (surf apparel)

cookie corner grand opening

The Cookie Corner (cookies...mmm...)

These just opened within the last month, and I will be posting about them again in the very near future!

Until next post,

D

31-cent scoop night at Baskin-Robbins

Apr01

Collections of Waikiki would like to announce Baskin-Robbins’ 31-cent scoop night at their Sheraton Waikiki location. The 31-cent scoop night is an annual national promotion put forth by Baskin-Robbins.

Get your tummies ready for some ice cream on Wednesday April 27, from 5:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. The 31-cent scoop price is limited to 3 kid’s scoops per person per transaction. Customers may stand in line to “repeat” the offer.

Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins
Collections of Waikiki at Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
TEL: (808) 926-7939

Hula-la Designs Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011

Mar14

Collections of Waikiki congratulates Hula-la Swimwear on their inclusion in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, also known as the Bible of the swimwear industry, is rumored to receive over 100,000 swimsuit designs and samples for inclusion in their annual swimsuit publication, yet only a handful are chosen.

Hula-la Swimwear items are designed locally, drawing inspiration from the ocean and Hawaii’s natural surroundings. The owner and designer, Erika Ireland, is a former model, so creating cute, sexy and fashionable designs that stay on while active in the water is her forte.

Congratulations!

Hula-la

Hula-la Swimwear
Collections of Waikiki at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
TEL: (808) 931-7907

CNN feature
Channel 8 interview

Volcom Opens at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Mar03

Collections of Waikiki welcomes Volcom to the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. This location marks their fourth store in Hawaii, and their 10th store nationwide.

The new 750 square foot location is situated on prime Kalakaua streetfront property on the first floor of the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, and carries limited edition Hawaii t-shirts, boardshorts and other products not available in other clothing stores. An official grand opening launch party is planned for Saturday, March 5 and will feature limited edition hat pressings, CD and prize giveaways with purchase, and light cocktails.

While the Volcom brand carries clothing and accessories for surf, skateboard, snowboard and motorcross, this store will specialize in beach and ocean wear, complementing its proximity to Waikiki Beach.

Volcom, founded in 1991, is a modern lifestyle brand that embodies the creative spirit of youth culture. Volcom’s avant-garde approach to clothing and branding has set it apart in the action sports industry and beyond.

Volcom

Volcom
Collections of Waikiki at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
2354 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
TEL: (808) 931-4982