I am a big fan of the Hawaiian Islands and a stay Waikiki is a great place to start your tour of these Pacific gems. The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki offers a serene sanctuary in the heart of Honolulu’s premier shopping and dining district. Surrounded by light and water in the midst of the world-famous Waikiki beach, Shoreline offers its guests close proximity to both picturesque beachfront and area hotspots, along with the playful sophistication and fresh ambience that Joie de Vivre is known for. There are a wide variety of department stores within a two block walk, an Apple Store and a four-story mall with an excellent food court. At night, you can stroll along the beach just moments away, or walk around the streets as the stores stay open late. Street corners are transformed into stages for a variety of musicians, dancers and magicians in the evening, some of who are excellent and the fact that you are so central means that the Waikiki experience is right on your door step.
Rooms are stylistic and functional, 135-room property features free Wi-Fi, mini fridges, microwaves and private balconies designed to optimise island breezes and allow guests to soak in the cityscape. The hotel’s top floors include four suites with sweeping views of sea and city, and skyline views are nearly standard for every room.
The genuine spirit of Hawaii is present in the bold ‘70s shapes and the natural forms of local flora and fauna throughout the property. Inspired by 1970s architecture and modernism, Shoreline offers an alluring look and feel, as envisioned by award-winning designer, Anthony Laurino. From a collection of first-rate custom furnishing by Eric Brand to evocative nature photography in every room by local artist Michele McCarthy, designs, textures, finishes and fabrics nurture a rapport between Hawaiian culture and modernity.
Hotel amenities include a 24 hour Front Desk, Complimentary 24-hour beverage service in lobby with tea & coffee, cucumber mint water, pineapple iced tea and lemonade, Valet Parking Only ($), Housekeeping Services, Business Center, Fax and copy service available ($), Non-smoking property. Another nice touch. They provide you with beach towels free-of-charge. Be sure to ask about it in the morning as they can run out.
In-room amenities include, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, In-room safe, In-room complimentary water upon arrival, Complimentary k-cups upon arrival only, Microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker, LCD HDTV, Central Air Conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Private lanai/balcony, Complimentary local & toll-free calls.
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