Kapalua Bay Hotel Offers Special Packages For 2000 Mercedes Championships

As part of the 2000 Mercedes Championships®, Kapalua Bay Hotel is offering special packages that include daily passes to the golf tournament as well as accommodations at one of the world's finest resorts.

The Mercedes Championships®, the season opener for the 2000 PGA Tour, will make a triumphant return to The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, January 3-9, 2000. An elite field of the 1999 tour champions will compete for a record $2.9 million purse. Among the golfers expected to take part are David Duval, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Payne Stewart and Vijay Singh.

Kapalua Bay Hotel will offer its packages from January 2 through 10 with no minimum stay required. Travelers can choose from a partial-ocean view room for $400 per night, or an ocean view room at $440 per night. Each package comes with two daily passes to the Mercedes Championships®.

Reservations for the Mercedes Championships® packages can be made by calling Kapalua Bay Hotel's reservations line at (800) 367-8000, or a travel partner, and ask for the rate plan "Mercedes."

The 194-room Kapalua Bay Hotel is a member of The Luxury Collection - Hawaii, a prestigious affiliation of unique resorts, which includes The Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach, The Orchid at Mauna Lani on the Big Island, Princeville Resort on Kauai, and the Lodge at Koele and the Manele Bay Hotel on the island of Lanai. The Luxury Collection - Hawaii's Web site is www.luxurycollectionhawaii.com.

Owned by YCP Kapalua Operators, Inc., Kapalua Bay Hotel is managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. In Hawaii, in addition to six Luxury Collection resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. interests comprise of five Sheraton properties, one W Hotel, one Westin Hotel and the marketing of the Prince Resorts.

Through its Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin and W brands, Starwood is one of the leading hotel and gaming operating companies in the world with more than 712 hotels in 72 countries and 125,000 employees.