Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Hawaiian, a Classic Beauty

Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Hawaiian, to a true classic beauty!

The iconic Waikiki luxury resort turns 90 this year, and she is still a stand-out in the crowd.

Pink Palace of the Pacific” was a buzzed-about star of Hawaii’s still nascent luxury travel market long before accepting its first guests in February 1927.
Pink Palace of the Pacific” was a buzzed-about star of Hawaii’s still nascent luxury travel market long before accepting its first guests in February 1927.

 

From its palatial reception to its sumptuous amenities, The Royal Hawaiian has claimed its rightful place as the icon of luxury and refinement in Hawaii for 90 years.
From its palatial reception to its sumptuous amenities, The Royal Hawaiian has claimed its rightful place as the icon of luxury and refinement in Hawaii for 90 years.

 

A most coveted spot on Waikiki Beach is at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel with panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
A most coveted spot on Waikiki Beach is at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel with panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

 

The opening of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. The hotel was built at a price tag of $4 million. The six-story, 400-room structure was fashioned in a Spanish-Moorish style, popular during the time period and influenced by screen star Rudolph Valentino.
The opening of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawaii. The hotel was built at a price tag of $4 million. The six-story, 400-room structure was fashioned in a Spanish-Moorish style, popular during the time period and influenced by screen star Rudolph Valentino.

Be Treated Like A Star

Royal Beach Club: privately set cabanas provide a unique opportunity to explore individual relaxation from the exclusive concierge service, to the luxurious appointments, light tasting menu and the breathtaking views of the waters of Waikiki Beach.
Royal Beach Club: privately set cabanas provide a unique opportunity to explore individual relaxation from the exclusive concierge service, to the luxurious appointments, light tasting menu and the breathtaking views of the waters of Waikiki
Beach.

Hotel Grounds

It’s big enough, 10 acres, to roam gardens, pools, bars and lounges.

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I love grand, old hotels that have a long, rich history.  I love roaming the corridors that were once roamed by fictional and historic people. The Royal Hawaiian has been visited by Amelia Earhart, Duke Kahanamoku, Frank Sinatra, the cast of the new Hawaii Five-O, and more recently Don Draper classed it up there.

In 2008, much of The Royal Hawaiian’s common areas and rooms were restored to their early 20th century look. Keep in mind, as with all classic hotels, the room sizes and bathrooms weren’t huge. It’s authentic though. The Royal Hawaiian is currently part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury Collection.

The guestrooms feature vintage koa seating, exotic furnishings, historic photographs, and other indigenous objects d’art.
The guestrooms feature vintage koa seating, exotic furnishings, historic photographs, and other indigenous objects d’art.

 

The distinctive architecture and its rosy hue remain, as do the elegant details nod to the hotel’s storied past.
The distinctive architecture and its rosy hue remain, as do the elegant details nod to the hotel’s storied past.

 

Celebrate A Birthday

In February 2017, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary with year-long promotions, resort packages, and a gala event to honor the legendary resort.

The Royal Hawaiian will re-create the dinner party held to celebrate its opening in 1927. The 90th Anniversary Gala will be held March 3. It is a fundraiser for theALS Assn.

Enjoy!

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