Hawaii: Halekulani - Brownell Travel

Hawaii: Halekulani

Gail Rodenhauser is an independent travel advisor with Brownell. See below and check back often for her Classic Vacations Hawaii series, featuring several Hawaiian hotels and her experiences in the tropical paradise.

Waikiki Beach

There is a subtle elegance in the Halekulani. The feeling of the old and the new come together in this hotel. It is a five star hotel in the heart of this large city. The oldest part of the hotel, built in 1917, houses their premier restaurant, Le Mer – one of the top restaurants on the island. Their spa is considered one of the finest – with 7 private spa suites. Connected to the hotel in a separate building is the most hip nightclub in town, House Without a Key.

The rooms are decorated in shades of white. Fresh fruit and chocolate await each guest. The suites are truly beautiful and range from the Premier Suite of 2,365 square feet to the Royal Suite of 4,066 square feet. A true home away from home, if you are used to living like a king.

The Halekulani has beautiful mosaic pools that give the illusion you are at the ocean. If it’s real ocean you crave, the Halekulani has direct beach access to Waikiki Beach.