United States Luxury Resort Hotel: The Halekulani

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United States Luxury Resort Hotel: The Halekulani

The Halekulani, located on a gorgeous Waikiki beach, has gone through a few changes over its 100-year-old history, but luxury is still its middle name. Featured on the 2007 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, basic amenities include access to local attractions, but you'll probably never want to leave the property.

After 100 years in this prime beachfront spot, the hotel has grown to 455 rooms, but it still manages to feel like the most intimate, peaceful hotel on the island. There's an excellent spa offering lavender-orchid body wraps and hibiscus-infused scalp massage and a special Vera Wang–designed honeymoon suite. Those are some of the top-notch features, but even basic amenities are pretty lavish. For instance, all Halekulani guests have VIP access to some of Honolulu's top cultural attractions, like the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and Shangri La, the Doris Duke estate. And everyone has access to the attentive service, the beach and the superb swimming pool with mosaic tiles showcasing an enormous orchid. The rooms, all outfitted in soothing blue and cream tones, have large lanais for taking in the ocean view. Be sure to pick up the wonderful body products scented with maile, a fragrant Hawaiian vine, at the on-site spa boutique.

La Mer is Hawaii's only Five Diamond restaurant that features neoclassic French cuisine. Indigenous ingredients are used in dishes inspired by flavors from the south of France. Of course, the stunning view doesn't hurt either.

SpaHalekulani uses the healing cultures of the Pacific Islands and uses an exclusive line of bath and body products, inspired by the land and sea of Polynesia. Maile, SpaHalekulani's signature scent, was created with respect to the rich culture of Hawaii. Historically, it has been used by royalty and today, many wear use it for special occasions.

Deluxe Touch
Why not stay in the amazing Vera Wang suite? The one-bedroom suite, more than 2,000 square feet in size, was designed by Wang. It includes a selection of Vera Wang beauty products, private butler service, a signature cocktail menu designed by Dale DeGroff and Vera Wang and “Vera's favorites” movie library. Try the 24-hour private fine dining services, with meals served en-suite or on the oceanfront private lanai, all served on exclusive Vera Wang china and tableware.

2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu , Hawaii 96815-1988
Tel: (808) 923-2311



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