Sun reflects images of the bright coral-colored towers of the Hawaii Prince Hotel on the water of the Ala Wai boat harbor in Honolulu. Soon, the rooms inside will also shine from a five million dollar renovation.

The 521-room Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club says the update and refresh will “meet the needs of today’s island visitor” and “reflect an island sense of place in tune with the contemporary architecture of the building.” The hotel is also restoring its signature 25-foot tall waterfall fronting Ala Moana Boulevard. The waterfall is just to the right of the photo above, but is covered with construction scaffolding right now. The hotel has released a sketch that looks like a wall of water design with local floral plants. If you’re planning to stay in a Waikiki hotel, though, you’re probably more interested in what the rooms will look like.

According to the news release, rooms will have: flat-screen televisions, island inspired weaves, textures and motifs with a contemporary twist, specially designed bed décor, Hawaiian kapa patterned carpeting, new artwork featuring local artists and contemporary lighting. The hotel’s Prince Court and Hakone restaurants also get new carpeting and upholstery.

“We are reenergizing and refreshing the guest rooms in a stylish island décor that complements the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor,” said Donn Takahashi, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii. “The entire project has been timed to place the hotel at its very best to host a full house of government leaders and senior officials during the APEC meetings in November.”

Many Honolulu Hotels are hoping to attract APEC business next fall. The upgrades and renovations are also a benefit to anyone planning a Hawaii vacation soon.

Room photo provided by Prince Resorts, Hawaii


  1. Awesome!  The Hawaii Prince Waikiki Hotel is in such a prime location and being at the entrance of Waikiki…really needed this facelift.  I'm excited to see the transformation. 

  2. I stayed at this property a few months ago…I loved the oceanfront rooms of the harbor.  The rooms were fine but it will be awesome with the renovations.  The bathrooms were very spacious with a seperate tub and seperate shower stall.  Breakfast was good and can't beach the great location…steps away from the beach!

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