Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Completes Rainbow Tower Renovations

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    Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s $45 million makeover of the iconic Rainbow Tower is complete. The transformation of all 800 rooms began in April with each room receiving a total makeover, including all furnishings, carpet, wall covering, bathrooms, baths, fixtures, drapery and artwork. Architect and designer Ann Matsunami of Pacific Asia Design Group used the colours of Hawaii as the basis of developing themes for the new rooms: the warm and vibrant colours of the sun, the glow of a day at the beach represented by orange and golds. The look and feel is contemporary and welcoming, with tropical textures on clean shapes. The corridors on all guest-room floors, three through to 31, have been upgraded with new light fixtures, wall coverings, carpet and artwork. Lifts lobbies also received new lift door faces and frames, new flooring, lighting and wall treatment.

    The tower’s signature suites, the Duke Kahanamoku Suite and the Niumalu Suite on the 31st and 30th floors, respectively, were completed with a total price tag of $1 million in upgrades. The Duke and Niumalu Presidential Suites now feature contemporary and sophisticated interiors with subtle touches of Hawaiian influence. Jewel tones of sapphire blues and golds recall the shimmering ocean in calm, soothing backgrounds of textured neutrals. A large living area and adjacent dining area and pantry with separate sitting area allow for the perfect layout for hospitality and elegant receptions.

    The resort features more than 90 shops and 16 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.

    Daniel Fountain / 15.01.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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