I know this question could go on a general board but I'm asking specifically about Honolulu/ Waikiki. I've read that so many guests, when booking hotels and seeking upgrades, mention it's a "celebration", that the hotels are a little skeptical and think everyone just says this. What about restaurants?
We will be visiting Hawaii one week before my birthday and one month before our anniversary. Given the cost and timing this will certainly sub for my birthday dinner and would fit our criterion for our annual trip "somewhere special and romantic around our anniversary". But when asked at Mariposa and Roy's I declined to say we were celebrating because it's not specifically those nights. And if asked when the happy day is, I'm not sure how I'd feel saying it's really sometime next month - seems a little misleading. Plus, Mr. pfwin is a little skeptical himself of these "off-date" announcement.
Any thoughts or experience on this from the Chowhounds?