Hilton Garden Inn’s newest property in Hawaii is a milestone hotel for a number of reasons – while being the firm’s second resort in the US state, it’s the first in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, the 700th worldwide and its largest property to date.
The newly redeveloped Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, managed by Evolution Hospitality, brings 623 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand.
“From the modern guest rooms to the grand, light and airy lobby space, the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach has been completely re-envisioned,” said John Taffin, general manager. “We’re proud to present this upscale hotel brand in true friendly Waikiki style to our guests planning leisure vacations, as well as business meetings and conferences on the island of Oahu.”
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach recently underwent an extensive $115 million redevelopment and now features a lively living-room style lobby with communal seating and classic Hawaiian design. Guests will be able to experience high wooden ceilings, bordered by gallery-lit Hawaiian kapa prints on reclaimed wood and a colour palette that pays homage to the beauty of the islands through natural materials, finishes and textures.
The décor is carried into guest rooms where pops of cobalt and tangerine are reflected and patterns that echo elements such as the ocean and sky provide an island sense of place. All 623 guest rooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites, boast the brand’s signature bedding, a 48-inch HDTV with premium channels, and an in-room “hospitality centre” with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, and Keurig coffee/tea maker. Most rooms will include a walk-out lanai with seating, which will be ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or taking in the sunset. All suites and most rooms will have partial ocean or city views. Adjoining rooms are available-perfect for families or larger groups traveling together.
The new hotel offers spacious public areas, a newly designed rooftop pool area with poolside bar, and separate state-of-the-art cardio and strength training fitness centres. The hotel also features a meeting room with naturally lit meeting space for up to 30 people.