The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

This luxury hotel is one of the first hotels to be established in Waikiki, one of the most popular beach towns in Hawaii. Because of the class and prestige of The Royal Hawaiian, it remains to be one of the flagship hotels whenever Hawaiian tourism is promoted.

The hotel first opened its doors to some 1,200 guests in a black tie event that was held on the 1st of February 1927. Since then, The Royal Hawaiian became the standard when it comes to luxury accommodations on the island of Oahu.

Up to the present, the hotel retained the 1920s Spanish and Moorish structures that were influenced by the Arabian movies of Hollywood actor Rudolph Valentino. Pink, which was popular during the era, became the color of the hotel. Because of its color, The Royal Hawaiian is also tagged as the Pink Palace of the Pacific.

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is found at 2259 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. Although the hotel retained most of its 1920s designs, some of its rooms including the Recreation Lobby and the Oceanside Lounge were redecorated by Frances Elkins in the mid-1940s. In 2008, its public areas and some of the 400 rooms in the six-story structure were also renovated.

Amenities of The Royal Hawaiian

While staying at the Royal Hawaiian, guests should not miss trying the dishes at the two restaurants that are located at the hotel. Casual breakfasts and lunches including continental and seafood cuisines are served at the Surf Lanai. The Azure is open to serve dinner for guests who are looking for fine dining on the island featuring seafood specialties. From these restaurants, guests will have a superb view of the Pacific and the Diamond Head. The hotel also boasts of the Mai Tai Bar that is located on the Waikiki Beach.

For those who are looking for a relaxing stay at the hotel, The Royal Hawaiian has the Abhasa Spa, which offers complete salon and spa services to help tourists rejuvenate their energies.

Conference and event facilities are also offered at The Royal Hawaiian. Its elegant function rooms are equipped with high-quality sound system, light equipment and presentation system. Depending on the size of your group, you may choose from the Monarch Room, Monarch Terrace, Regency Room, Coconut Grove and Ocean Lawn. All of these function areas are designed with special features to allow you to enjoy your conference or party at The Royal Hawaiian.

The Royal Hawaiian also has a concierge service that is available from 7:30 am until 8:00pm. Parking is available with a fee of $20 while valet parking is for $29.


A luxurious evening spent at The Royal Hawaiian will cost starting from $300 for a Garden View room.

Accessible Tourist Destinations and Business Centers

Those who would like to enjoy their summer on the Waikiki Beach will not have to travel far if they are staying at The Royal Hawaiian. The hotel is right in front of the Waikiki Beach and many of its rooms offer a great view of the ocean and of the sunset. The Honolulu Airport is just about 45 minutes away and may be reached through a shuttle or by taxi.

A Royal Treat

Because of the elegant amenities, structures and services at The Royal Hawaiian, it remains to be one of the top choices of elite guests who come to enjoy their vacation in Waikiki.