The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a luxury beachfront resort located in Kahala, a secluded residential neighborhood just ten minutes from Waikiki. This 6.5-acre resort opened in 1964 by Conrad Hilton and immediately became a private sanctuary for Hollywood stars. It continues to be the choice of countless celebrities, royalty, and politicians; in fact, every U.S. President from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush have stayed at this resort since its opening. Featuring renowned restaurants, a world-class spa, a fitness center, and even a private lagoon with dolphins, The Kahala prides itself in its impeccable service and understated elegance.
Just the drive to the hotel from Waikiki is an unforgettable experience in itself. Wrapping around Diamond Head, your drive will take you down Kahala Avenue, past multimillion-dollar beachfront homes until you wind up at the very end of the avenue, at the entrance of the pale green and white resort.
Once you arrive, you will be welcomed with an Aloha lei greeting. Spend some time to take in the magnificent lobby of sky-high ceilings, Italian glass chandeliers, and tasteful Hawaiian d?r. Sip complimentary fruit juice as you check in before being led to your room, one of the 306 guest rooms or 32 suites. These refined, spacious rooms have stunning views and luxury amenities.
After settling in, take a tour of the extravagant complex. Dolphins, turtles, fish, and a sting ray live on-site. You can even swim with the dolphins through the Dolphin Quest or just watch them doing tricks during one of their shows throughout the day. The fitness center houses a sauna, steam room, and Jacuzzi, as well as offers exercise classes. While the pool is small, the pristine waters and complimentary furniture and eager attendants beckon you to take advantage of the beach instead. Novices can easily learn to surf or standup paddle through the complimentary lessons that take place on the calm Kahala Beach.
The Kahala offers free shuttles to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki, and Kahala Mall for those who want to venture out. They also provide bike rentals and a car rental on-site.
Once you get hungry, there are a variety of options at the resort. Hoku's is the hotel's signature restaurant and is consistently ranked as one of Hawaii's best restaurants. Serving contemporary Hawaiian cuisine, Hoku's offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean in a multi-level dining room. Plumeria Beach House is an open-air restaurant just steps from the beach and serves popular buffets. The Veranda is a romantic lounge by the lobby and is perfect for afternoon tea or late-night cocktails with live jazz entertainment. The Seaside Grill offers lunch to the beachside tables by the pool.
Once you head back to your room for the night, you will return to soft music, the bed turned down, floor mats on both sides of the bed, and a bottle of cold water on each nightstand. Little indulgences such as these are perhaps what epitomize the "understated elegance" for which The Kahala continues to be known.
Rooms and Suites:
- 306 guest rooms, starting at $425
- 32 suites
- 10 private spa treatment suites, which include a personal relaxation area, changing area, private shower and bath
- Face and body treatments done by qualified therapists
- Dolphin Quest
- Pool and hot tub
- Secluded beach
- Complimentary use of CHI Health & Energy Fitness Center
- Keiki Club (supervision for children)
- Complimentary Hawaiian culture classes
- Surfing and scuba
- Designer shops
- Free daily walking tour about the history of The Kahala
- Hoku's: signature restaurant for contemporary Hawaiian cuisine
- Plumeria Beach House: known for its breakfast buffets
- The Veranda: patio setting for afternoon tea and nightly entertainment
- Seaside Grill: casual outdoor restaurant
- Conference and banquet facilities for up to 450 guests
- Two ballrooms
- Business Center
- Convention Services team
- Valet or self-parking available for $25/day
- Beach Cabanas for a fee
- In room high speed internet access available for $15/day
- Aloha Lei greeting
- Daily newspaper
- Welcome "oishibori" cool towel at check-in
- Shopping shuttle to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki, and Kahala Mall
- Business Center computer work stations with free Internet access for 30 minutes
- Morning coffee service in the lobby
- Access to audio CD and video library
- Cultural classes including hula, ukulele, lei making and quilt weaving
- Introductory surfing lessons and stand up paddleboard clinics
- Morning coffee at Plumeria Beach House
Airport Shuttle Prices Starting from $12.00