Windy 500

It's the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 and a new tradition is starting on the Windward side - the Windy 500.  Participants build a car from a pinewood derby kit and will have the opportunity to race for the win on Saturday, May 21, from 1pm-3pm at Windward Ford. Funds received will benefit the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America

Look for the Comspec sponsored cars and see how they will finish! Let's race!

See the official pinewood derby car rules here:

"The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Most packs have a pinewood derby every year. It can be run indoors or outdoors. Every boy can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race."

Charity Walk Hawaii

This weekend, Comspec will be volunteering at the most funnest walk - ever. Where else can you walk a 4-mile course and stop at each checkpoint and get a yummy bite to eat, refreshing drink, and goodies to fill your swag bag?

"The CHARITY WALK is a statewide event that occurs on Hawai`i Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu in May. In 2015, 11,200 walkers raised over $1.8 million to help our local charities. In 1974 the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association, formerly the Hawai`i Hotel Association, sponsored a charitable "Superwalk" to benefit one major charitable organization. In 1978, the Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association members voted to extend the reach of support offered by the Walk's fundraising capability. The Visitor Industry CHARITY WALK is the result of this decision. Since its inception in 1978, over $28 million has been raised and helped hundreds of local charities throughout the State." (excerpt taken from -

Look for Greg & Jocelyn in the shuttle van and give them a smile & a wave. They'll be people-moving throughout the day.

You can still sign up to be a part of the day's event. Walk-ins will be accepted and registered at McCoy's Pavilion, between 5:30am - 7:00am on Saturday 5/21/16. Forms are downloadable here:

Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club

Last month we attended a "Talk & Tour" event with the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association at the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. What a unique hotel! It had a retro yet modern feel; the decor was intertwined with local art and contemporary flair. It was quite impressive to see the vintage Tori Richard fabrics used in the headboards. Check out the gallery above to view photos.

The hotel rooms were enhanced with a great use of color and telephone choice. The Telematrix 3300 is a popular model for hotels looking for that sleek, contemporary look. The phone comes in black, ash, and silver - and can be accented with colored inserts - to complement any decor.

Recently, the Surfjack was featured in the NY Times as "Waikiki's Hip New Place to Stay". Next time you are in Waikiki, check them out.



MAHINA & SUN’S (excerpt from

Honolulu-born chef Ed Kenney’s fourth eatery, Mahina & Sun’s, features his delicious and groundbreaking take on island cuisine in a hip, casual atmosphere. Kenney’s commitment to offering “elevated home cooking with a Hawaiian sense of place” and utilizing local, organic ingredients shines through in his dishes. Over the past decade, through his sister restaurants, Town, Kaimuki Superette, and Mud Hen Water, Kenney has been a pivotal figure in the rapidly growing food culture in the city.



Spectacular! Hotel Phones

So cool they have their own hashtag -- #spectacularphone

Delight hotel guests by making their calls for room service even more fun with Comspec's new line of 2016 Spectacular! Hotel Phones.

Take phones from boring and bland to branded and glam with a selection of vacation-inspired faceplates -- tropical flora, palm fronds, ocean, beach and more -- sporting your hotel brand.  

Select modern or traditional reliable industry-tested phone models in black, ash or silver to create a custom look for any hotel or lodging property.  

Hotel branding and custom-programmed buttons can be included at no extra cost.  Blah-looking phones are so last century. Distinguish your brand with Spectacular! Hotel Phones from Comspec.