Nearly 100 years old, the Halekulani is located in Waikiki and remains true to its name; House befitting Heaven a slice of legacy, culture, quality and service set within Hawaii’s most popular travel destination. As of July 2012, Halekulani has undergone a multi-million dollar enovation and we’re here to take a peek at some of the upgrades around the property.
Beginning in 2009, Halekulani began phase 1 of the renewal starting with the public areas of the hotel. Refreshing walls, reframing and revitalizing the artwork, new carpeting, and refinishing marble floors has given these communal areas a newness that adds to Halekulani’s décor themes. Phase 2 began in September 2012 and involved all 450 hotel rooms getting a significant bathroom makeover, including modernizing showers, vanities, sinks, lighting and fixtures.
The guest rooms were built around the signature “seven shades of white” interior color palette, giving each room a feel of luxury. Light and bright, Halekulani rooms fit the surrounding environment of a tropical retreat.
Shifting toward being more of a “legacy hotel”, Halekulani is also undergoing a service renewal, making sure all senior staff members are “centered”, mentions COO Peter Shaindlin. “The renewal of Halekulani provides a unique opportunity for us to reexamine the iconic values that have built its legacy,” Shaindlin said in a statement. “Drawn from the values that have established the Halekulani brand, the completion of the renewal reflects our commitment to remain true to the hotel’s original spirit while evolving and enhancing the unique experience for which we have also come to be known — providing our guests with a journey of transcendence and fulfillment that cannot be replicated.”
Additional renovations also include installing new wall coverings and light fixtures and remodeling restrooms in the ballroom foyer. The Kiawe and Kalia banquet rooms also were remodeled. Wood floors in the Orchids restaurant and the La Mer foyer were restored, plus the fitness room, business center and lobby.
With a grand reputation, long history, and stunning interior décor, Halekulani is an ideal place to spend your vacation in Hawaii. Enjoy modern yet timeless accommodations at this beautiful Waikiki property.
Posted by: Bruce Fisher