Halekulani's history dates back to 1907 when a residential hotel called Hau Tree consisting of a beachfront home and five bungalows opened on Waikiki Beach.
In 1917, Juliet and Clifford Kimball purchased the hotel, gradually expanded it and established it as a stylish resort for weathly vacationers, naming it Halekulani, which means "House Befitting Heaven."
The property has gone through numerous changes since 1917 including a major renovation following its purchase by Mitsui Fudosan Inc. in 1981. The current resort opened in 1984.
The Halekulani of today is one of the world's finest and most acclaimed luxury hotels.
2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815-1988
800-367-2343 (Reservations USA/Canada)
Halekulani Corporation - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Halekulani Corporation - Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani
Current hotel - March 1, 1984
The 453-room resort is situated on five prime oceanfront acres on Waikiki Beach. It is comprised of five, low density buildings ranging in height from two to 17 stories, surrounded by open courtyards and lush gardens.
Guest facilities include three restaurants, three cocktail lounges, pool, spa, fitness room, business center and hospitality suite. There is also an in-house laundry and dry cleaning facility, print shop, bakery, florist and five meeting and banquet rooms..
The resort's guest rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, separate sitting area with a love seat and occasional chair, coffee table, business desk, large lanai and twin- or king-sized beds. Bathrooms feature Kohler deep soaking tub, glassed-in shower and marble basin.
Rooms range in size from 519 to 720 square feet with a majority offering ocean views. A select number of rooms have been specifically designed with wider doorways, handrails in the bathrooms, altered bath and closed arrangements to facilitate access for wheelchair occupants.
All rooms also offer flat Panel LCD HD-TVs with cable networks, Sony MP3 docking stations, DVD/CD entertainment center, InnCom unit, which allows guests to control room temperature and lighting, select chambermaid and porterage services plus in-room dining, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, complimentary telephone service for local calls, daily morning newspaper, complimentary in-room safes and twice daily turn-down service.
In addition, the hotel has over 40 suites ranging in size from 720-4,066 square feet, including three premier suites.
Guest services include: in-house facility offering same-day cleaning and pressing service, seven days a week. Safe deposit boxes are available at the front desk at no charge.
The Resort offers complimentary wireless Internet throughout the resort as well as wireless and wired Internet in the guest rooms.
A full-service concierge is located in main lobby. Concierge offers hotel and general information and can make arrangements for sightseeing, dining, entertainment and recreational activities.
Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The award winning SpaHalekulani features a full menu of rejuvenating massages, body and facial therapies, hair and nail care services.
The spa features seven relaxation suites, including two tandem suites for couples-one of which can be transformed into a bridal room, regular and/or steam showers, therapy beds, private lockers and restroom facilities, and an outdoor relaxation area.
Professional en-suite massages can also be arranged through SpaHalekulani.
SpaHalekulani has been honored with the coveted Mobil Four-Star, the highest rating bestowed in the recent Mobil Travel Guide, "America’s Best Hotel & Resort Spas," premier issue.
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hotel fitness consultants offer regularly scheduled workouts. Co-ed fitness room complete with state-of-the-art exercise equipment including two Precor programmable treadmills, three Precor recumbent exercise bikes, a fitness cross trainer, Pacific Fitness “Catalina” three- stack multi-station gym and leg press available for hotel guests.
The hotel's large 46-by-82 foot heated pool overlooks Waikiki Beach with its spacious deck with lounge chairs, backrests, pool towels and attendants on duty.
The Boutiques At Halekulani consist of six luxury boutiques and shops offering fine porcelain and silver including Japanese Imari antiques, custom-designed gold jewelry, designer handbags & watches, sundry items, logo apparel, and exclusive spa products and gifts.
Restaurants:The Resort has three restaurants:
- Celebrated as Halekulani's finest and Hawaii's longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, La Mer offers the consummate dining experience. The internationally-acclaimed menu features Neoclassic French cuisine expertly crafted and served amid majestic ocean views.
- Orchids is Halekulani's casually elegant oceanfront restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner amidst a abundance of brightly-colored tropical orchids. Innovative creations are presented throughout the day in a relaxed, idyllic setting. Specialties include ahi-seared sashimi with Cajun spices, island-raised moi with hearts of palm, and oriental style steamed onaga. Orchids' Sunday brunch is legendary and is called "Oahu's Best Brunch," by Honolulu Magazine.
- House Without A Key is Halekulani's popular indoor/outdoor gathering spot for informal breakfast, lunch, cocktails, appetizers and entertainment. One of the favored traditions of the original Halekulani - cocktails and Hawaiian music under the century-old Kiawe tree - has been faithfully preserved here.
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