Reserving a suite in Honolulu gives guests more room to spread out than in a traditional hotel, creating a sense of a tropical home. Hotels are in fierce competition to attract tourists by creating plush spaces that evoke the aloha spirit. Suite hotels in Honolulu cater to everyone from business travelers who need easy access to the downtown district to couples on a romantic getaway to families looking for the comforts of home.
The Halekulani hotel is a luxury establishment located on Waikiki Beach. Guests can view Diamond Head crater during nightly hula performances at the poolside restaurant. Each of the nine plush suites is unique in decor, while maintaining the island-inspired elegance that the Halekulani is known for. The premiere suites include amenities including the “ART IN MOTION” program, which offers guests the keys to a selection of exotic cars. Premiere suite members also benefit from cooking lessons with chefs from the hotel’s two famous restaurants, La Mer and Orchids. La Mer uses fresh local ingredients to prepare French-inspired dishes. Orchids is the hotel’s casual dining restaurant known island-wide for its Sunday brunch.
Embassy Suites Waikiki
Embassy Suites Waikiki is the only hotel in Waikiki that contains all suites. The suites range from one-bedroom city-view suites to two-bedroom ocean-view suites, all decorated in a tasteful Hawaiian motif. Each room has a microwave, wet bar and compact refrigerator. Guests are welcome to a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, with Hawaiian flavors such as papaya, pineapple and other locally grown fruits, as well as Portuguese sausage and rice (local favorites). The Pakini bar sits alongside the rooftop pool and spa.
Aston at the Executive Centre
The Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel in downtown Honolulu caters to business guests. The suites are between 500 to 700 square feet, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean or mountain views. The larger, one-bedroom suites have full kitchenettes and washer/dryer units, so guests can have fresh laundry while on the road. The Aston at the Executive Centre features wireless Internet and three telephones in each room, and also puts business travelers right in the city’s business district, which is an easy walk from one end to the other. The Ward shopping area, Ala Moana Beach Park and countless restaurants are nearby.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Famous for its opulence and attention to detail, the Kahala Resort has 306 guestrooms and 32 suites, all of which have been freshly renovated. The Kahala is on Travel + Leisure’s lists of the World’s Best Hotels and World’s Best Service. The spacious suites have separate sitting and sleeping areas, with one- and two-bedroom options available. Guests of the suites enjoy Frette linens, complimentary airport transportation, breakfast at the hotel’s Plumeria Beach House restaurant, packing/unpacking service and late afternoon cocktail service. Travel + Leisure advises guests to swim with the dolphins in the hotel’s lagoon.
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