Since it opened in 1927 The Royal Hawaiian's pink façade has become an iconic landmark on Waikiki Beach. Resting on ten acres of the best beachfront in Waikiki, this historic resort has been a home-away-from-home to many celebrities and dignitaries.
During World War II, the US Navy held an exclusive lease to the resort so service men and women stationed with the Pacific Fleet would have access to it for well-deserved rest and relaxation. When it reopened to the public in 1947 the resort underwent numerous renovations, improvements and a wing addition while maintaining its original charm and splendor.
Boasting custom dark-wood furniture, private terraces and breathtaking views, the rooms and suites at The Royal Hawaiian are a splendid fusion of classic Hawaiian aesthetic and contemporary comforts. High quality linens, deluxe bath amenities and attractive décor are accompanied by HDTVs, iPads, iPod-docking alarm clocks and broadband internet access.
Guests looking for the absolute best should opt for a stay in one of the four available Prestige Suites and choose the Royal Experience Program. This package comes with a veritable smorgasbord of personalized services, including a personal concierge, VIP transportation, pink Royal Hawaiian welcome Champagne, an in-room fresh fruit basket, clothes pressing, daily breakfast for two, reserved chaise lounges on Royal Guest Beach and more. The Prestige Suites include the Royal Hawaiian, Ali'i, King Kamehameha and Queen Ka'ahumanu Suites, each with individual special features and layouts.
Cuisine at the resort comes in many flavors of island fare and is accompanied by a decadent luau experience. Outdoor dining at the upscale Surf Lanai Restaurant brings artisanal baking and gourmet meals to light in a refreshingly casual yet refined environment. Azure is a more elegant dining experience, though the dress code is still smart casual (it is Hawaii, after all), where regional seafood delights are served under contemporary Spanish-Moorish architecture.
The Aha'aina Luau, held each Monday evening, is Waikiki's only oceanfront sit-down show celebrating the local food and culture in true Royal Hawaiian grandeur. The 2.5-hour entertainment and cuisine extravaganza comes with popular traditional dishes like Kalua Pig, Sake Braised Short Ribs, Poi and Lomi Lomi Salmon and finishes off with the hotel's signature Pink Haupia Cake. The vignette show includes storytelling, hula dancing and singing, making it a must-see attraction for anyone whose trip takes them beyond the weekend.
With the pristine Waikiki Beach and picturesque Diamond Head playing backdrop to this historically important and brilliantly maintained hotel, The Royal Hawaiian offers a great destination vacation for anyone.
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
(877) 650-6451 Royal-Hawaiian.com