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Starwood adds Iconic Hotel in Hawaii to Luxury Collection

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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  Waikiki.”

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 Auction.

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 backdrop.

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 celebrities.

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