The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort
Set in ten acres of sprawling coconut groves fronting Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian – with its Spanish-Moorish pink-hued design – has become something of a luxury icon.
Dine al fresco by the pool at Surf Lanai, where no lunch would be complete without trying the signature pink haupia cake. Or splash out at oceanfront Azure, a world class seafood restaurant where specialities include the Kona shellfish bowl – lobster, prawns, clams, scallops, abalone mushrooms, konyaku noodles, kaffir lime and chilli broth. Guests here can also dine at sister hotels Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. Make the most of the beach and ocean with a little local knowledge from the friendly Royal Hawaiian beach boys, who can teach you surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and outrigger canoeing. Or if you’d rather just relax, hire one of the resort’s private cabanas for the ultimate beachside indulgence.
Rooms are divided between the original main building, the more contemporary Mailani Tower and the newer 17-storey Royal Beach Tower. In the iconic Historic Building, elegant rooms are furnished with dark wood and have a fuchsia patterned feature wall. Opt for a Historic Ocean Room for stunning views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean. In the Mailani Tower, all rooms have a lanai and a warm earthy colour scheme. For extra space, Mailani Tower Loft Suites are airy split-level suites, with a large living room and lanai with daybed on the ground floor, and an upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Stay in the Mailani Tower and you’ll also enjoy exclusive access to the Mailani Lounge, serving complimentary breakfast and evening refreshments.