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Home to the State Capitol, Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. This is the home of some of Hawaii’s most historic places from Iolani Palace, the Kawaiahao Church, the Mission Houses and the treasured artifacts of the Bishop Museum to iconic landmarks like the Aloha Tower, the King Kamehameha I Statue, the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the historic Hawaii Theatre.

Honolulu is also Hawaii’s hot spot for arts, culture and entertainment. From the nightlife, live music and fine dining of Waikiki to the art galleries and underground bars of the Chinatown arts district.

For those who want to sample a variety of local flavors, there’s September’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, a four-day gourmet getaway including romantic luncheons and beach-side barbeques, the Wahiawa Pineapple Festival (August) and Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown’s Taste of the Arts in mid-September, showcasing local restaurants.

When planning your vacation, choosing the perfect beach hotel in Honolulu has never been easier. Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian Resort, known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. Located on breathtaking beachfront, Royal Hawaiian is an exclusive enclave for luxury and romance.