Concierge.com Keeps it Real With Hawaii Video Tours
Pictures are worth a thousand words, so that must make videos worth millions of words, right? That seems to be the theory behind Concierge.com's Insider Guide to Hawaiian hotels, with a series of seven short videos narrated by Hawaiian-turned-New-Yorker Cathay Che. The idea is that the video should give you a better idea of the real quality of the resorts she checks in to compared to the glossy photos you usually see (sound familiar?)
A handful of hotels that you might consider for a Hawaiian vacation are featured in the video series, including the Ritz Carlton Kapalua and the Four Seasons Resort Lana'i. The web guide gives you a brief overview of each hotel or resort before sending you off to the video.
Warning: most of them feature a lot of host Cathay Che, a lot of roaring ocean shots, and not as much hotel footage but Che has the ability to make even the worst situation sound good: she turned an ant-infested bed scenario at the Hanalei Colony Resort into a positive "good service" story!
Just for the record, her favorite is the Hotel Hana Maui which she describes as being very "unplugged" which means it's probably not the place for us to take our WiFi addiction.