It has been 8 years since I visited Oahu and I couldn’t have started this trip any better by checking into Alohilani. Located in the heart of Waikiki, the all-new Alohilani is an oasis of tranquility. The welcoming staff, relaxing vibe and elevated experience will sure to make your stay a very pleasant one. Keep scrolling as I give you a sneak peek at aloha chic.
A little history about the property:
Alohilani is proudly named in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. She was a music composer, an author, an ardent supporter of her culture, and loved by her people so dearly. To welcome a fresh perspective on resorts in Waikiki, her spirit is infused into the property just like her beachside home Ke‘alohilani, which means royal brightness.
The amazing view of the diamond head greeted me as I stepped into my room, and I immediately walked to my balcony to take a moment and enjoy it. I had a great view of the city; seeing all the hustle and bustle of the streets right in front of me, and the waves crashing in the ocean just right across it. The décor is minimal and features vibrant artwork in every room. It was very spacious and I loved how natural light filled the room thanks to the sliding glass doors to my balcony. I have to say that my experience was very comfortable and pleasant overall.
With just steps away from the beach, Alohilani is in nearby many hot spots in Waikiki. It was only about 10-15 minutes away to shopping centers like Ala Moana, and about 20 minutes away from Chinatown Market. There’s numerous options for great restaurants around the area and one of my favorites, Musubi Café, is just around the corner!
Note that they offer complimentary breakfast buffet during your stay!
Alohilani features a stunning infinity pool where you can watch the most amazing view of the sunset. They also have two bars (O Bar is located by the lobby and Swell is by the pool), a restaurant (Lychee) and two more restaurants opening soon, a casual ramen spot and signature dining experience by Renowned Chef Morimoto.
I can’t thank Alohilani enough for such a wonderful stay, and I hope to be back very soon!
Photography by KSOLE