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Hospitality Suite at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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We are delighted to unveil the Kahala’s Hospitality Suite located on the first floor of the Tower Wing (1,100 sq. ft.).

 

The hospitality and business lounge features plush seating, refreshments, one flatscreen TV, and two computer work stations with printing and fax capability. The suite includes a private shower area and two intimate rooms to rest from your travels.
 
There is an additionally, 150 sq. ft lanai with two exotic punees to lounge and soak in the warm Hawaii sunshine.  The hospitality suite is available for use with early arrival or late departure times.   

The First Day of Spring March 20, 2014 #HappyDay

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March 20, 2014 is the first day of Spring and the International Day of Happiness #HappyDay.  In Hawaii, giving a lei brings happiness and spreads Aloha. Every guest at The Kahala Hotel & Resort is given a welcome lei on arrival.  The lehua lei in the image comes from`Ohi`a lehua, a native tree that grows on all the Hawaiian islands. The tree's flowers - ranging in color from white to yellow to pink or red - mature leaves (lau lehua), young leaves and buds (liko lehua) and seeds (hua lehua) are all used in lei making. The vivid red color - symbolizing sacredness - of the pua lehua, or lehua blossoms, and liko lehua makes these forms preferred in lei. Since ancient times, the association of red and sacredness with lehua crops up in chants and songs, including mele inoa or name chants for chiefs and the legends of Pele. Prized by the volcano goddess, lei made from lehua are still placed at the crater as offerings to Pele. (referenced by HawaiianHistory.org)

The welcome lei given on arrival at The Kahala Hotel & Resort has changed over the years, but the sentiment of spreading Aloha & happiness remains the same.

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The Pine Ruby

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The Pine Ruby

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Wake up and smell the Chocolates

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The Kahala's  famous Orchid Wall is one of the original enduring features of the hotel.  With more than 100 varieties, this famous wall has been the backdrop of wedding and family photos for five decades. And if you think you are smelling "chocolate" when you glide down those elegant stairs, you're not daydreaming. There really are orchids on the wall that emit a distinctly chocolate smelling fragrance.

The Keiki Club can make a vacation truly relaxing

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Whether in town for business or pleasure our Keiki Club can help make your business or vacation travel a true pleasure with the resort’s supervised children’s program, The Keiki Club, takes advantage of the area’s natural wonders and Hawaii’s unique customs to provide an educational and entertaining program for children aged five to 12 years.

The Keiki Club program is operated year-round by trained child-care professionals.  The full-day program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Activities such as hula dancing, palm frond weaving, lei making and ukulele playing are some of the ways Keiki Club kids learn the wonderful ways of the Hawaiian culture.  Kids also enjoy listening 

to Hawaiian folk tales and legends and playing traditional island games such as Konane and Maori Poi Ball which was developed to train courageous young warriors in ancient times.

The natural wonders of Hawaii provide even more fodder for exploration and discovery.  The mysteries of the ocean are discussed on reef walks while collecting sea shells.  Kids enjoy fishing for mullet, squirrel fish, rock crab and eels with traditional bamboo-poles and making their own kites to catch the island’s ocean breezes.

 

Our child care professionals take great care to educate children about the importance of protecting our environment from pollution and promoting healthy marine life and children are encouraged to start their own recycling program at home. Our services are designed to give you more flexibility with your time and reassurance that your children are in good hands.