Halekulani

Oahu / Honolulu, Hawaii

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    Oahu’s legendary resort for visitors & locals

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    Oahu’s legendary resort for visitors & locals

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    Oahu’s legendary resort for visitors & locals

Why we choose Halekulani

Arguably the most prestigious resort on an island synonymous with paradise

  • L’aperitif bar was inspired by the French cocktail culture of the late 1800s
  • Classic Hawaiian entertainment in the evenings
  • Pool attendants deliver cold towels, magazines and music selections

Somehow, in the middle of pulsating Oahu, Halekulani has carved out a tranquil niche. Its name means “house befitting heaven” in Hawaiian, and it’s clearly not false advertising. The nearly century-old property, which began as a collection of bungalows in 1917, has maintained its historic charm through frequent updates.

The refurbished Main Building, for example, still serves as the hotel’s primary dining and gathering spot, while the living room’s skylight continues to let Mother Nature’s light shine down on the original eucalyptus floors.

What you need to know about the hotel

The only luxury hotel in downtown Waikiki is a blend of traditional East and progressive West.

  • SpaHalekulani, the first spa to incorporate healing Pacific Island traditions, offers seven relaxation suites, steam showers, therapy beds and outdoor relaxation area
  • Shops at Halekulani is onsite boutique heaven, with six shops stocking porcelain, silver, antiques, custom jewelry, designer accessories and more
  • The bottom of the heated freshwater pool overlooking Waikiki Beach features a Cattleya orchid mosaic comprised of 1.2 million South African glass tiles

Halekulani is a fairly large property, with 410 rooms and 43 suites, but they managed to provide a large lanai for every room, giving you a taste of the locals’ indoor-outdoor lifestyle. All of the accommodations have an understated elegance, but none compare to the three Premiere Suites—ranging in style from European to traditional Hawaiian—which offer upgrades like massive size (around 4,000 square feet), multiple bedrooms, wraparound lanais and personal butlers.

Halekulani also offers a fabulous outdoor pool with a museum-caliber mosaic, an excellent spa, a fitness room, onsite boutiques and six restaurants and lounges where you can sample award-winning neo-classic French cuisine and American favorites.

Where is it and what's nearby

A peaceful oasis in energetic Oahu, close to the best upscale shopping on the island.

  • Tour Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the United States, a Renaissance-style building constructed in 1882 for King Kalakaua
  • Hike to the 760-foot summit of Diamond Head, a volcanic crater, for great whale watching and views of Oahu’s west side
  • Foster Botanical Gardens houses the country’s largest collection of tropical plants, including palms, heliconia, orchids and a primitive cycad garden

The Hawaiian island of Oahu has some of the best-known beaches in the world for a little R&R, as well as a dizzying array of things to keep you on the go. Cosmopolitan Honolulu averages more than 80,000 visitors every day, so you’ll really appreciate Halekulani’s soothing environment if and when the craziness gets to you.

Don’t let the sheer number of fellow tourists discourage you from seeing the sights, though. History buffs can make a pilgrimage to Pearl Harbor and visit historic mission houses. Animal lovers can catch sight of humpback whale migrations and spend an afternoon in the Waikiki Aquarium. Culture vultures will enjoy the variety of museums, traditional luaus and Hawaii Opera Theatre. There’s also world-class shopping, some of the most scenic golf courses on the planet and truly diverse dining experiences.

How to enjoy

From the wave-top acrobatics of surf dudes and divas, to the brooding majesty of Diamond Head, Oahu’s sights are as varied as they are breathtaking

  • Sink your toes into the soft sand of Waimea Bay and watch the pro-surfers glide effortlessly out of the barrels of cresting waves
  • Visit the museums and memorials that pay homage to the 2,390 people who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
  • Brace yourself against the howling winds of the Nuuanu Pali Lookout; the view is totally worth a bit of buffeting

Oahu is home to a state capital unlike any other in the US. At every turn in Honolulu, the island’s amazing scenery reminds you of paradise. A cluster of city high rises may try dominate Honolulu’s foreground, but these shrink to insignificance in the shadow of the soaring green peaks of the Koolau Mountain Range. Vibrant nightspots light up the night; by day, turquoise waters gently lap the city’s beaches.

It seems everyone who hails from Hawaii can surf: from singer-songwriter Jack Johnson (former pro-surfer), to President Barack Obama (keen body surfer). Sign up for lessons at a booth on Waikiki Beach. For a more soothing pastime, charter a yacht for picnics in secluded bays and opportunities for whale watching or swimming with dolphins.

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    When to visit

    The world’s major surfing competitions take place off the island’s North Shore between November and December. Check out surfing’s equivalent of the Super Bowl, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

  • You need to know

    As part of the hotel’s “For You Everything” program, guests receive complimentary access to select cultural venues.

  • You need to know

    The beach is small; a better beach can be found adjacent to the property.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Halekulani, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade at the time of booking, subject to availability on Partial & Ocean view Upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability on all other categories (excluding suites)
  • Daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests, at either House Without a Key (buffet breakfast) or Orchids (full American breakfast) On Sundays, breakfast will only be offered at House Without a Key
  • USD $100 hotel credit for bookings confirmed in Garden Courtyard View, Partial Ocean View, Ocean View, Ocean Front, Diamond head Ocean Front and Junior Ocean Suite
  • USD $200 hotel credit for bookings confirmed in Pool View Suite, Luxury Suite, Luxury Terrace Suite, Diamond Head Suite, Executive Luxury Suite, Orchid Suite, Halekulani Suite and Royal Suite

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