Luxury Hawaii : Luxury Hawaii 2017
10 LUXURY HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu WHERE TO STAY ON O‘AHU HALEKULANI Part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group, Halekulani has an oval-shaped heated pool overlooking Waikīkī Beach with a mosaic of a Cattleya orchid made with 1.2 million pieces of glass tiles on the bottom. Indulge in traditional Polynesian and Hawaiian treatments at SpaHalekulani, have a drink at the L’Apertif Cocktail Bar, enjoy a fine dining experience at La Mer or elegant al fresco dining and live music at Orchids. Visit halekulani.com HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT AND SPA Sip cocktails in a private cabana by the pool on the level three terrace of this hotel overlooking Waikīkī Beach. Its 1,230 rooms feature floor-to- ceiling windows and balconies, with an award- winning Na Ho‘ola Spa and restaurants including poolside SWIM, Japengo Steak and Seafood, and SHOR American Seafood Grill. Visit waikiki.regency.hyatt.com LOTUS HONOLULU AT DIAMOND HEAD Experience a different side of Waikīkī at this unpretentious yet upscale boutique hotel just off Kalakaua Ave. Relax with a cocktail in hand while enjoying live music at the bar before dinner at Wisp Restaurant and Lounge. Visit lotushonoluluhotel.com PRINCE WAIKIKI This recently renovated hotel has a new infinity-edge pool overlooking the harbour and guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Take a shuttle to Hawaii Prince Golf Club and dine poolside at Hinana Bar, at signature restaurant 100 Sails Restaurant and Bar or at the first US location of Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo. Visit princeresortshawaii.com/prince-waikiki FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA Opened last year, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is on the south-west coast, 30 minutes from Honolulu International Airport and 35 minutes from downtown Honolulu. Next to the Lanikuhonua Cultural Estate and nature preserve in the resort community of Ko Olina, it has 317 rooms and 55 suites, an on-site tennis centre, two family pools, an adults-only pool and an outdoor lap pool in the Naupaka Spa & Wellness complex. Visit fourseasons.com/oahu MOANA SURFRIDER, A WESTIN RESORT & SPA Opened in 1901, Moana Surfrider is often referred to as ‘the First Lady of Waikīkī’. The landmark oceanfront hotel has a Moana Lani Spa and several restaurants. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea under a banyan tree at Veranda at the Beachhouse, listen to live entertainment at The pool at Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikīkī Beach. the Beach Bar, relax at the wine-centric lounge Vintage 1901 and dine on steak or seafood at Beachhouse at the Moana. Visit moana-surfrider.com PACIFIC BEACH HOTEL Pacific Beach Hotel is undergoing a US$115 million revamp and will be renamed ‘Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach when it relaunches in late 2017. When complete it will include a bar and an upgraded 280,000-gallon oceanarium in the lobby with water filtered from the ocean, a deck with an infinity-edge pool, a pool bar, tiered day beds, cabanas and a separate kids’ pool and club. There will also be two new restaurants by acclaimed Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto. The 839-room hotel remains open throughout the redevelopment. Visit pacificbeachhotel.com/transformation The view from the Presidential Suite at The Kahala Hotel and Resort.