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The Kahala Hotel and Resort

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Kahala Hotel and Resort

5000 Kahala Avenue,
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Setting: Beach,

Classic Luxury

Activities & Dining:
Golfing, Tennis, Spa, Gym, Fishing, Sailing, For Kids, Fine Dining, Swimming, Horseback Riding

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The Kahala Hotel & Resort

If you’re looking for a polished luxury resort in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Kahala Hotel & Resort certainly fits the bill. Surrounded by a posh residential area amid sprawling beachfront mansions, luxury condominiums, and Honolulu's most exclusive golf courses, this luxury resort is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and celebrities.

A 15-minute drive from Waikiki, the Kahala Hotel & Resort recently completed a major renovation, evidenced in part by its lovely rooms. The oceanfront hotel features 338 rooms and suites. The overhauled rooms show upbeat and innovative design. Whimsy and quality blend effortlessly in the gingham-upholstered plantation chairs, two-poster beds and oversized bedside mirrors framed in what look to be giant oyster shell fragments. Even the standard rooms here are as big as many suites in lesser hotels.

The units in the 10-story main wing facing the dolphin pond and ocean beyond are superbly private and offer the best views. Rooms in the two-story Dolphin Wing, which hover over the dolphin pond or eye the golf course or the sea, cost the most yet have the most residential feel. About half of the rooms have large, elliptical well-furnished balconies that are worth the upgrade.

Room service is offered around the clock, and twice-daily maid service and turndown are executed in superlative fashion. The hotel now prohibits smoking in all guest rooms and public areas.

The famously lush grounds contain lots of surprises. Along with the stunning greenery, swaying palms, splashy waterfalls and coral-trimmed walkways, Kahala Hotel & Resort provides habitat for a variety of marine life, including tropical fish, rays, turtles and most notably the hotel's famous family of dolphins.

Restaurants include the Plumeria Beach Cafe, where breakfast buffets, lunch and dinner are served alfresco, and Hawaiian entertainers perform as the sun drops into the Pacific. Its reasonably priced Twilight Menu is a set meal with lots of options, including a sensational catch-of-the-day.

Hoku's is the signature restaurant for lunch and dinner, which commanders several levels to optimize ocean views from all tables. With a focus on Pacific Rim fare, Hoku's is considered by many to be one of the premier dining rooms in the islands.

The hotel is on a tranquil, secluded beach opposite an elite country club. Golfers should keep in mind that the hotel is not affiliated with the golf course, but Kahala has arrangements with other nearby courses.

The lagoon-style pool sparkles in the oceanfront patio, and a children's pool and whirlpool are also available. This is a child-friendly resort, with extensive children's programs. Restaurants supply appropriate menus. Child-size robes and in-room amenities are part of the hotel's commitment to making families feel at home.

The Kahala Hotel and Resort is a member of exclusive Virtuoso travel network. Book online or contact our Virtuoso Travel Advisor [email protected] for more details.

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  • Babysitting/Child Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Business Center
  • Free Newspaper
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Express Checkout
  • Mini Bar
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Fitness Center or Spa
  • Television with Cable
  • Laundry/Valet Services
  • Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Pool
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • VIP Rooms/Services
  • Tennis
  • Pets Allowed
  • Fishing
  • Beach

Virtuoso Rate Includes:

• Upgrade to next room category upon check-in, subject to availability
• Daily Upcountry breakfast at Plumeria Beach House, for two guests per bedroom
• $100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Destination Weddings

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a tropical splendor, where the orchids emit a chocolate scent.  From a lavish and romantic wedding, to a large or intimate gathering, the secluded waterfront location of the resort will make dreamlike destination weddings in Hawaii possible.

Gorgeously appointed rooms add uniqueness to any occasion for receptions of up to 450 people. Kahlala Hotel & Resort’s legendary service is guaranteed to impress as it is discreet, informed and always on hand.
The Maile Ballroom overlooks the tropical dolphin lagoon and Pacific Ocean. Decorated with chandeliers of Venetian glass, the ballroom is the perfect location for a charming wedding celebration.

The Waialae Ballroom is a favorite location for 40 to 120 guests. Special lighting and sound capabilities are available to use. Here you and your guests will be able to soak in views of the lush tropical gardens, the dolphin lagoon, and the Waterfall Gardens, which the room has access to.

If you are opting for an outdoor wedding, the Koko Head Gazebo and the Diamond Head Gazebo are wonderful options with views of the Oceanside, swaying palm tress, and freshly cut grass.

Please contact our Virtuoso Wedding Planner [email protected] for more details.