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Hotel History

The opening of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii.  The hotel was built at a price tag of $4 million.  The six-story, 400-room structure was fashioned in a Spanish-Moorish style, 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 SummerPalace was previously located in what is now the hotel’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 hotel 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 on January 20, 2009 as one of the world’s elite collection of hotels for luxury and romance.  The distinctive architecture and its rosy hue remain, as do the elegant details nod to the hotel’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.

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 Hawai‘i’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 33 suites­­ with 18 situated 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. 

Amenities

Malie Organics Bath Products
Air-conditioning
Color television with remote control
In-room movies
Mini refrigerator
Coffee maker
Regular/decaffeinated Kona coffee
In-room safe
Iron and ironing board
Hair dryer
Electronic room lock system
Basic high speed internet access. 

Dining

 Surf Lanai - An upscale, outdoor beachside café located alongside the pool and offers al fresco breakfast and lunch service.  The menu features classic dishes with tropical accents presented in a refreshing manner utilizing the freshest farm-to-table ingredients and artisan baked goods. 

Azure Restaurant - An oceanfront, dinner-only space is illuminated by candlelight, a mother-of-pearl mosaic wall, and accented by plush banquettes and pillows.  Serving only the freshest fruits de mer, from ahi to onaga, Azure’s menus highlight locally caught fish selected each morning at daybreak from the Hawaii fish auction and prepared in a high-heat aromatic roasting oven or innovative Hawaiian style served with bright tropical flavors. 

Mai Tai Bar - No visit to The Royal Hawaiian would be complete without having a tropical drink at the world-famous Mai Tai Bar – a sumptuous newly revamped 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.  

Spa

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 hotel.  Abhasa is the only spa on O’ahu offering treatment cabanas in a tropical garden setting.

Abhasa Spa features natural and organic treatments to relax and heal the body, mind and spirit, aromatherapy to shiatsu and 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, body treatments.

 

Download the full PDF Here: The Royal Hawaiian Fact Sheet

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