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JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina Creates the Perfect Romantic Dinner Table-for-Two

The luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina is turning the heat up and fanning the embers of love with the ultimate romantic dinner recipe -- take one part stunning ocean and sunset views, add island-inspired cuisine from Executive Chef Scott Higa, blend with its world-renowned Hawaiian hospitality and voila! “Ihilani Lanai Dining” is served.

“Our ‘Ihilani Lanai Dining’ experience takes advantage of the resort’s pristine beach location, amazing views and first-class culinary offerings,” said Dan Banchiu, general manager of AAA Four Diamond award-winning JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. “What makes this even more unique is the private setting, either on your own lanai (balcony) or in a secluded area on the Lagoon Lawn.”

Guests who reserve the “Ihilani Lanai Dining” experience can choose to have the meal delivered to their guestroom or set up at the oceanfront Lagoon Lawn. The Lagoon Lawn option includes a personal server to attend to their needs (it can be added to a guestroom service for an additional fee). Guests can select from one of two menus, both of which are available with select wine pairings for an additional $20 per person (plus tax and gratuity):

Three-Course Menu* / $75 per person for lanai dining or $160 per person for Lagoon Lawn:

* Chef’s Trio of Appetizers including Hawaiian ahi tartare, blue crab cake and duck foie gras

* Duo of Soup and Salad including lobster bisque and Caesar salad

* Entrées including grilled Wagyu beef, Hawaiian snapper & crusted grain mustard roasted lamb chop

* Trio of Chef’s selection of dessert

Five-Course Menu* / $175 per person for lanai dining or $225 per person for Lagoon Lawn:

* Appetizer selections of sautéed gulf shrimp, grilled eggplant or ahi three ways (fresh sashimi, spicy ahi tuna tartare and seared ahi slices with hot seasoned oil)

* Soup and salad selections

* Entrée selections with a choice of sautéed Hawaiian snapper, grilled petite filet of beef and rock lobster tail, organic chicken or rack of lamb

* Dessert selections with a choice of Hawaiian ginger crème brulee, Maui Gold pineapple tart tatin, marsalla zabaglione and fresh berries or banana chocolate mousse cake

*Menu selections and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Ihilani Lanai Dining” requires a minimum 24-hour advanced notice and can be reserved online in the “Romantic Occasions” section of’s virtual market place or by calling the Concierge at 808-679-3209.

Editors Note: JPGs of JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa are available.

About JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa

The luxurious JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina offers 387 spacious guest rooms including 36 suites, which have been completely transformed to feature a residential resort look-and-feel and upgraded amenities including a 42-inch flat screen LCD TV. The AAA Four Diamond award winning resort fronts the first of four lagoons in the 640-acre Ko Olina Resort & Marina, offering the island's most complete resort experience with a relaxed Hawaiian elegance and gracious, warm personalized service. The resort is ideal for meetings and weddings with a total of 77,694 square feet of outdoor and indoor meeting space, including the newly expanded 15,600-square-foot Hokulani Ballroom. Resort activities include 18 holes of championship play at Ko Olina Golf Club, tennis courts with ocean views and a variety of restaurants showcasing unique and distinctive island cuisine, including the AAA Four Diamond award winning Azul restaurant. The world-class Ihilani Spa, voted one of the “Top Spas in the World” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, has been completely redesigned with a new layout, couple’s treatment room, the brand new Ho‘onanea suite for private events, and a 24-hour fitness center. Ihilani Spa is internationally renowned for its full complement of invigorating body treatments and massages, using products harvested from the honua (earth) and the moana (ocean) here in the islands. The resort recently ranked as one of the “Top 15 Hawaii Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast Traveler, one of the “World’s Best Hawaii Resorts” by Travel + Leisure, and number one in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s "Best of the Best Hotel & Resort” poll voted by island readers.

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of exceptional properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels and resorts cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 54 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2014 the portfolio will encompass 76 properties in 28 countries.  www.jwmarriotthotels.com

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