Halekulani, Honolulu, Hawaii - Review
A Heavenly Experience on the Shores of Waikiki
To stay at the Halekulani — which in Hawaiian means "House Befitting Heaven" — is to be a treasured guest in the home of a good friend who is a gourmet chef, mixes great cocktails and has a fabulous swimming pool and beach. This friend also owns a world-class spa and caters to your slightest whim. Oh, the friend also happens to have a Halekulani boutique where you can pick up a perfect bauble, a crystal Champagne flute or a piece of fine lingerie to wear while lounging about the one-of-a-kind Vera Wang suite.
Halekulani, a 453-room experience on the shores of Waikiki, has been a haven for travelers and residents (for big occasions like weddings) alike since its humble beginnings in 1917. The alterations and upgrades over the years have remained true to its essence of refined elegance and gracious service. In addressing the changing interests and needs of guests, the Halekulani has introduced the concept of "Halekulani Living," a luxury series of initiatives including Connoisseurs, Wellness and Masterworks — all designed to enrich guests' experiences. Connoisseurs offers wine events featuring noted vintners and tastings; cooking lessons with talented chefs from the hotel's three restaurants, House Without a Key, Orchids and the famed La Mer (now with a new bar concept, L'Apertif, inspired by the French cocktail culture of the late nineteenth century); and cocktail seminars.
Under the Wellness header you get SpaHalekulani, which highlights the importance of rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit through immersive and exclusive seminars with renowned experts in the fields of beauty, health and wellness. Masterworks builds on the long-standing relationship the Halekulani has with the arts community in Honolulu through the "For You, Everything" program which provides VIP access to museums and historical establishments.
Considering the gracious setting and hospitality of this hotel with its commitment to an enriched lifestyle, it is easy to understand why it commands such guest loyalty.