Starwood has added The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury
Collection Resort to its Luxury Collection of Hotels & Resorts, an
ensemble of more than 75 hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries.
Owned by Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP and
recently renovated by hospitality designers WCIT Architecture in
collaboration with interior design firm Philpotts and Associates,
the 592-room resort features 35 suites including 18 oceanfront and
six two-story exclusive suites, more than 66,000 square feet of
beachfront space and world class signature restaurants and
lounges, including the famous Mai Tai bar and beachfront luau.
"This is a very historic moment for The Royal
Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort," said Ernest Nishizaki,
executive vice president and chief operations officer for Kyo-ya
Hotels & Resorts, LP, owners of the resort. "The Royal Hawaiian
closed only once before - in 1945 after WWII ended. The legendary
“Pink Palace of the Pacific” is a treasured part of our island’s
both ancient and modern heritage. We look forward to a new
generation of guests falling in love with The Royal Hawaiian and
The redesigned accommodations at The Royal
Hawaiian combine rich imported fabrics with indigenous materials
and cultural artifacts to reflect the hotel’s rich heritage.
Guests are welcomed into the resort with a traditional Hawaiian
lei, chilled oshibori towel and fresh Hawaiian fruit
cocktails along with other indigenous complementary refreshments.
The resort lobby has been enlivened by newly
appointed Koa wood desks, classic Hawaiian artwork by Eugene
Savage and brilliant tropical botanicals.
Boasting breathtaking panoramic ocean or Diamond
Head views, guest rooms and suites are adorned with traditional
Hawaiian furnishings and design elements and woven wicker with
bamboo and rattan accents crafted by master artisans, creating a
soothing yet luxurious setting for guests.
Dining at The Royal Hawaiian indulges the senses
with a diverse menu of authentic and exceptional culinary options.
The newly opened Azure Restaurant, an oceanfront, dinner-only
space illuminated by candlelight and mother-of-pearl mosaics
offers fresh fruits de mer, from ahi to onaga, including locally
caught fish selected each morning at the famed Hawai‘i Fish
The Royal Hawaiian’s Mai Tai Bar has been
completely restored to evoke memories of the innumerous iconic
celebrities, jetsetters, and diplomats who have enjoyed the bar’s
magnificent views of the ocean and Diamond Head.
For guests seeking an exclusive and romantic
wedding destination, The Royal Hawaiian offers an exceptional
wedding venue. Guests can choose from a variety of ballrooms and
suites totaling 12,000 square feet or more than 66,000 square feet
of outdoor event space set against the majestic Waikiki Beach
Guests of the Royal Hawaiian enjoy private
access to the resort’s private club, The Royal Beach Club. Staffed
by the Royal Hawaiian’s signature Royal Ambassadors, the exclusive
oasis features six, private beachfront cabanas complete with WiFi,
refrigerators, individual sound systems and stylish decor.
Developed in the early 20th Century, The Royal
Hawaiian opened its doors as a luxury resort in 1927 and has
played host to presidents, heads of states, aristocrats and
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