HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR MOANA

A TROPICAL LEGEND HITS THE CENTURY MARK: TALK ABOUT AGING GRACEFULLY!


In tourism terms, the Moana Hotel made Waikiki. With its construction in 1901, flocks of sunseekers shipped over to take in the tropics from its colonial verandas. Over the century, glass and steel high-rises squeezed in around it, but never diminished the hotel’s elegance. Now named the SHERATON MOANA SURFRIDER, the venerable Waikiki resident celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, with a slate of festivities throughout 2001. Best picks: the monthly parties, with screenings of classic movies made in Hawaii (Waikiki Wedding, Blue Hawaii, and more). Rates start at $265. Call (808) 922-3111 or see www.sheraton-hawaii.com