Lounge chairs setup on beach in front of hotel

The Royal Hawaiian Resort Fact Sheet

The opening of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. The original resort was built with a price tag of $4 million and was a six-story, 400-room structure, fashioned in a Spanish-Moorish style which was popular during the time period and influenced by screen star Rudolph Valentino. The site of The Royal Hawaiian boasts a majestic lineage.


Name of property:
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki


Location of property:
Set on 14 acres of prime Waikiki beachfront


2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Hotel Owner:
Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP., Kokusai Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Cerberus Delos Holdings, LLC


Opening Date:
February 1, 1927


Hotel Architect:
Warren and Wetmore


Landscape Architect:
R.T. Stevens

+1 (808) 923-7311 (Resort)
+1 (808) 931-7144 (Sales & Marketing)
+1 (808) 922-8200 (Abhasa Spa)
+1 (808) 921-4620 (Reservations)
+1 (808) 921-4600 (Dining Reservations)
+1 (808) 931-7430 (Catering Sales & Convention Services)


(808) 931-7098 (Resort)
(808) 931-7147 (Sales & Marketing)
(808) 922-8210 (Abhasa Spa)
(808) 931-7098 (Reservations)
(808) 931-7425 (Catering Sales & Convention Services)


Managed By:
Marriott International

Property History

The opening of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. The original resort was built with a price tag of $4 million and was a six-story, 400-room structure, fashioned in a Spanish-Moorish style which was popular during the time period and influenced by screen star Rudolph Valentino. The site of The Royal Hawaiian boasts a majestic lineage.

The area was used as a playground for King Kamehameha I after he conquered the island of Oahu. Queen Kaahumanu’s Summer Palace was previously located in what is now the resort’s Coconut Grove garden. During WWII, The Royal Hawaiian was leased exclusively to the U.S. Navy as a rest and recreation center for the Pacific Fleet. The resort reopened to the public in February 1947.

The inspiring and distinctive character of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, is known throughout the world as a destination of unparalleled romance and luxury. The ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific’ emerged from a complete renovation of the historic building on January 20, 2009 as one of the world’s elite collection of resorts for luxury and romance. The distinctive architecture and its rosy hue remain, as do the elegant details that nod to the resort’s storied past. However, 21st-century upgrades seamlessly meld with the thoughtfully chosen, classic design elements, creating a decidedly chic atmosphere that is still captivatingly Hawaiian.

In late 2010, the Royal Tower underwent a complete upgrade, bringing in state-of-the-art amenities and pristine elegance. Then on April 1, 2015, the “Pink Palace of the Pacific” recaptured the imaginations of a new generation of pleasure seekers as it unveils the newly transformed Mailani Tower, embodying the allure of Hawaii’s spirit and the essence of indulgent escape.

This “reimagined” luxury resort highlights the indigenous culture and history of the islands with its new guest programs, offering authentic and enriching experiences, refined service, and an elevated ambiance of unrivaled facilities and location.

Guest Rooms

This historic oceanfront resort features 528 rooms, including 34 suites­­ of which 18 are oceanfront.

The guestrooms feature vintage koa seating, exotic furnishings, historic photographs, and other indigenous objects d’art. Bathroom floors and shower stalls of sable-colored stone are coupled with dark stained millwork that is both exotic and contemporary.

Guest amenities include air-conditioning, writing desk, in-room safe, flat screen television with remote control, in-room movies, high speed internet access, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, regular/decaffeinated coffee and tea, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and bath amenities. ADA accessible rooms are available.

Guest Services

Room services
–Daily newspaper upon request, voice mail message center, daily maid service, nightly turn-down upon request and laundry facilities and dry cleaning services.


Pool & Beach Services
– Lounge chair escort program, cabana program, daily passed oshibori (cold refreshing towel) and poolside food & beverage service. Chaise lounge chairs and umbrella sets are available for rent on the beach.


Other services
– tours and activities desk, concierge service, dining reservations desk, multilingual staff, and currency exchange. A Doctors on Call medical clinic is available in Sheraton Waikiki .

Check-in/check-out services
– Lei upon arrival, Royal Hawaiian bakery amenity, in room video check-out, airport limousine service available upon request, complimentary luggage storage and hospitality suite for early arrivals and late departures.

Resort Policies

Rates are based on Single or Double occupancy. Rates do not include applicable Hawaii state taxes. In addition, rates and categories are subject to change without notice.

Effective for all arrivals, deposits and cancellation policies for FIT reservations at The Royal Hawaiian:


Deposit Policy
Credit card guarantee due 10 days from date of booking otherwise subject to cancellation fee.


Cancellation Policy
72 hour cancel policy. If a reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of arrival, there will be a one night cancellation charge. If a reservation is booked within 72 hours, a credit card guarantee will be required at the time of booking. Reservations are subject to cancellation without a credit card guarantee.

Holiday Policy
For reservation stays between December 26 and January 3, a four nights deposit is due 10 days from booking. A 60 day cancellation policy will apply; two nights deposit will be forfeited if cancelled within 60 days of arrival.


To make a reservation by phone please call Toll-free in the United States: +1 (866) 716-8140 or click here to book online.


Chefs at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort’s various restaurants are held to the highest standard.


Surf Lanai
Surf Lanai is an upscale outdoor beachside restaurant positioned alongside the pool providing al fresco breakfast service. Elegant seating features signature pink florals and beautiful table top accents reminiscent of the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


Azure Restaurant
Azure Restaurant is a world-class restaurant perched along Waikiki Beach at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki. The bejeweled oceanfront space sits under the canopy of the resort’s dramatic Spanish-Moorish architecture and offers guests from around the world an impeccable dining experience.

Mai Tai Bar
A visit to The Royal Hawaiian is not complete without a tropical drink at the world-famous Mai Tai Bar, a sumptuous space with a panoramic view of Diamond Head and the shimmering ocean. Nightly entertainment, provided by Hawaii’s most talented musicians, makes this venue a favorite among visitors and locals alike.


Abhasa Waikiki Spa
Daily (9:00am – 9:00pm)

Abhasa utilizes Hawaii’s natural healing environment, promoting the ultimate in beauty and rejuvenation. The luxury resort spa occupies a 7,000 square-foot space in the right wing of the resort. Abhasa is the only spa on Oahu offering treatment cabanas in a tropical garden setting.

The Abhasa Spa features natural and organic treatments to relax and heal the body, mind and spirit. From aromatherapy to shiatsu, facials to body wraps, Abhasa pampers and soothes every individual’s need with traditional Hawaiian, Japanese, Swedish, and other forms of treatments from around the world. Abhasa Spa experts are specially trained to deliver exceptional spa experiences. Abhasa also offers salon services such as hair care, color and highlighting, make-up applications, waxing, manicures and pedicures.

Abhasa’s special treatments are Body Cocoons, Anti-Aging Treatment, Facial Treatments, Body Massages, Body Scrubs and Body Treatments.

Meeting & Function Space

Meetings at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort are anything but ordinary. Amidst the inspiring royal elegance of the ‘Pink Palace’, our professional meetings staff works arduously to create spectacular and flawless events. Accommodating both small meetings and large social or business functions, The Royal Hawaiian has 12,000 square feet of indoor function space, all of which are gracefully designed with modern meeting facilities and services. An additional 66,000 square feet of outdoor function space spans across the Ocean Lawn – a pristine stretch of private beach area – and the Coconut Grove – the secluded enclave of Hawaii’s former kings and queens.


Monarch Room – 7,800 sq. ft.
350 guest banquet / 800 reception style / 400 theater style / 200 classroom style/ 110 conference style.

Monarch Terrace – 10,000 sq. ft.
70 guest banquet style / 200 reception style / 100 theater style / 50 classroom style.

Boardroom (Suite 500) – 572 sq. ft.
10 guest conference style.

Regency Ballroom – 4,032 sq. ft.
220 guest banquet style / 400 reception style / 400 theater style / 200 classroom style / 110 conference style / 200 Dinner Dance style / 18 Exhibit.

Regency I – 1,428 sq. ft.
70 guest banquet style / 100 reception style / 100 theater style / 50 classroom style / 36 conference style / 6 Exhibit.

Regency II – 1,176 sq. ft.
60 guest banquet style / 100 reception style / 80 theater style / 40 classroom style / 36 conference style / 6 Exhibit.

Regency III – 1,428 sq. ft.
70 guest banquet style / 100 reception style / 100 theater style / 50 classroom style / 36 conference style / 6 Exhibit.

Ocean Lawn – 9,900 sq. ft.
600 guest banquet style / 2,000 reception style.

Coconut Grove – 56,000 sq. ft.
2,000 banquet style / 2,000 reception style.

Gardens at Helumoa – 6,000 sq. ft.
300 Dinner Dance style / 500 reception style.

Fitness Center & Pools

Fitness Center
Located adjacent to the Catering office on the ground floor. Open 24 hours with key-card access.


Malulani Pool and Jacuzzi
Open sunrise to sunset daily. Infinitely appealing to those guests seeking relaxation and revitalization, The Malulani Pool is the perfect antidote. Offering a quiet oasis fronting world-famous Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, this exclusive poolside enclave is lined by luxurious lounge chairs with plush cushions under the shade of pink deck umbrellas. Private poolside cabanas are available for your pleasure atop a stunning stone pool deck. Bask in the sun as beach and pool attendants attend to your every wish.

Helumoa Playground
Daily (8:00am – 8:00pm), Whirlpool – Daily (8:00am – 10:00pm)

A new, first-of-its-kind “superpool” featuring two fresh water swimming pools, a 15-foot high by 70-foot long water slide, a staging area for outdoor functions, two large whirlpools with sweeping views of Waikiki Beach and an interactive fountain area for kids. The Playground also offers chaise water sunning benches and a pool hut where guests may borrow towels and purchase pool goods, including sun products, inflatable floatation devices, and toys. The pool lies between The Royal Hawaiian and The Sheraton Waikiki and is a shared resort pool.

Have additional questions?

Please email our Royal Hawaiian Concierge at RoyalHawaiian-Concierge@pleasant.net or by calling +1 (808) 923-7311 and ask to be directed to Concierge, between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00pm daily.