Luxury Hawaii : Luxury Hawaii 2018
10 LUXURY HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: O‘ahu WHERE TO STAY ON O‘AHU ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Image: Michael Kleinberg. ‘ALOHILANI RESORT WAIKīKī BEACH The historic Pacific Beach Hotel, which opened in 1969, has been rebranded‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach following a US$115 million redevelopment. The Kalakaua Ave property has 839 guest rooms and suites, a three-storey oceanarium in the lobby, a gym and a pool deck with an infinity-edge pool overlooking the beach. It also has two restaurants by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto – Morimoto Asia Waikiki and Momosan Waikiki. FOUR SEASONS RESORT OAHU AT KO OLINA Opened in 2016, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is on the south-west coast, 30 minutes from Daniel K. Inouye 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 Centre. 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. 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 and SHOR for buffet breakfast in the open-air. 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. 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 Beach Bar, relax at the wine-centric lounge Vintage 1901 and dine on steak or seafood at Beachhouse at the Moana. OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT Home to the legendary beachfront restaurant Duke’s, where Grammy-nominated singer/ songwriter Henry Kapono performs on Sunday afternoons, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort has inviting rooms with balconies overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head, Infinity Massage & Spa, a pool and whirlpool and offers cultural activities, surf lessons and other beach activities. It is also home to Hula Grill Waikiki, the Sunrise Shack and a deli. PRINCE WAIKIKI This renovated hotel has a new infinity-edge pool overlooking the harbour and guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. Catch 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.
Luxury Hawaii 2017