The Royal Hawaiian, a Honolulu landmark for nearly 90 years thanks in part to its pink colour, is taking luxury to a new level with a makeover of the Mailani Tower. The tower will have its own concierge team and also features a dedicated check-in.
Breakfast is served in a lounge for use only by Mailani Tower guests. Barista-made coffees and fruit juice mimosas accompany a menu that changes daily.
Mailani is a Hawaiian word that describes the essence of this Wahi Pana (this celebrated place). The Mailani Tower nestled in the grounds of The Royal Hawaiian, sitting upon the grounds of Helumoa, in the heart of Waikiki. Once a favored retreat for Hawaiian Royalty, it is here where they bathed in the healing waters of Waikiki and spent their days in the shade of the niu (coconut trees.)
“Rethought and reimagined, Mailani Tower embraces the iconic legacy of The Royal Hawaiian for a new generation of cosmopolitan Island visitors.” – Cheryl Williams, General Manager, of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
About a mile away, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the 380 rooms and suites in the 17-story Diamond Head Tower has also had a $21-million refurbishment designed to incorporate a Hawaiian “sense of place” in the rooms.
Both these hotels hope to fill a luxury niche in Waikiki currently only satisfied by the Halekulani on this Island. The soon to be opened Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina will provide an alternative for visitors to Oahu seeking luxury in a quieter location.
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