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July 8, 1990 | JERRY HULSE, TIMES TRAVEL EDITOR
"Ah'm confused," drawled the matron from South Carolina. "This looks more like an amusement park to me." Well, it is. Sort of. Picture man-made waterfalls spilling into man-made lagoons alongside man-made canals backed up by man-made cliffs and you begin to understand why the lady was bewildered. I mean, when was the last time you saw a train pull into a hotel lobby to pick up a guest? Or eyeballed a boat cruising through a jungle on underwater rails? A man-made jungle at that.
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August 12, 1990
The captive dolphins at the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa may not believe they are in paradise, but rather in paradise lost. They were removed from family members and their native habitat. They are subject to disease and stress (two of the dolphins at the Waikoloa have already died), and their life span is considerably shortened due to their captive environment. There is nothing educational nor of any scientific merit gained by penning these intelligent animals in a hotel situation.
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TRAVEL
August 12, 1990
What a happy surprise to find your article on the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, particularly since I had just been there in April. No, not as a hotel guest (not at those prices), but I was visiting relatives who insisted that I should see this fantastic resort. It was all very entertaining and I agree with the lady from South Carolina. I, too, felt I was in the midst of a wondrous amusement park. VIRGINIA MYERS La Habra
TRAVEL
July 8, 1990 | JERRY HULSE, TIMES TRAVEL EDITOR
"Ah'm confused," drawled the matron from South Carolina. "This looks more like an amusement park to me." Well, it is. Sort of. Picture man-made waterfalls spilling into man-made lagoons alongside man-made canals backed up by man-made cliffs and you begin to understand why the lady was bewildered. I mean, when was the last time you saw a train pull into a hotel lobby to pick up a guest? Or eyeballed a boat cruising through a jungle on underwater rails? A man-made jungle at that.
NEWS
August 31, 1989
I just returned from the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, where I participated in the Dolphin Quest program. Dolphin Quest is not run or supervised by the Hyatt but is a private facility housed there. The trainers and founders of the program, not the hotel, are responsible for the heavily supervised interactions with the dolphins housed there. Smith's article implied that Dolphin Quest was a hotel-operated program; perhaps the other hotels mentioned will, in fact, run their own programs, but a distinction needs to be made as far as Dolphin Quest is concerned.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Partnership Buys Hawaiian Resort: An investment partnership that includes Hilton Hotels Corp. has agreed to purchase the 1,241-room Hyatt Regency Waikoloa resort on the island of Hawaii. Hilton and partners Colony Capital and Pan Global did not reveal the purchase price of the 61-acre resort, which was completed in 1988 at a cost of nearly $400 million. Beverly Hills-based Hilton will manage the property. In a separate development, Hilton and Century City-based Caesars World Inc.
NEWS
August 31, 1989
I just returned from the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, where I participated in the Dolphin Quest program. Dolphin Quest is not run or supervised by the Hyatt but is a private facility housed there. The trainers and founders of the program, not the hotel, are responsible for the heavily supervised interactions with the dolphins housed there. Smith's article implied that Dolphin Quest was a hotel-operated program; perhaps the other hotels mentioned will, in fact, run their own programs, but a distinction needs to be made as far as Dolphin Quest is concerned.
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