The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located on the island of Oahu just ten minutes from Waikiki in the most prestigious residential area known as Kahala. The resort is situated among exotic gardens complete with a waterfall and lagoon which is home to fun-loving Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and an array of tropical fish. The property sits on a secluded crescent shaped beach overlooking both Diamond Head and Koko Head craters.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort features 338-rooms, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Ko’olau Mountain Range, and the quiet tranquility of the resort’s Dolphin Lagoon. The legendary resort was originally built by Conrad Hilton who fashioned it as a secluded, exclusive retreat away from the boom of Waikiki. After it opened in 1964, it was soon embraced by the Hollywood community and became a magnet for celebrities and wealthy world travelers seeking a luxurious and private hideaway.
Today, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is still a gathering place for the glitterati. In addition, families, couples and even business travelers have also discovered the virtues of this world-class resort.
Our 338 beautiful rooms and sumptuous suites are a study in luxury. Every one is generously proportioned and furnished in a luxury residential style we call Kahala Chic. Glass sliding doors open onto views of the Pacific Ocean, Ko’olau Mountain Range, Diamond Head and Koko Head craters, or the tranquil Dolphin Lagoon.
Hoku’s – Hoku’s, the resort’s signature restaurant, offers Oahu’s most innovative dining known for it’s contemporary Island Cuisine. Its breathtaking oceanfront setting is enjoyed by every diner thanks to a multi-level layout. Hoku’s (meaning “star” in Hawaiian) serves dinner and Sunday brunch prepared in an open kitchen, complete with a fresh sushi bar.
Plumeria Beach House – This casual beachside restaurant offers ala carte menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sunset entertainment, outdoor grilling, twilight dinners and lavish buffets are also featured.
The Veranda – An elegant open-air lounge with panoramic ocean views. Afternoon tea, cocktails, dancing and relaxing by day, sunset or moonlight.
Seaside Grill – Guests enjoy grilled seafood specialties in this alfresco beachfront restaurant.
As one magazine has described, The Kahala's rooms are "immediately embracing. All the things that make a person feel happy and balanced - light, beauty, cleanliness, order - greet you when you walk into the rooms." The beds are a study in super comfort, covered in silky smooth luxury linens. Everywhere you turn is a touch of luxe - luxury towels, Tommy Bahama toiletries, chenille robes, oversized showerheads, your own Kahala ducky, state-of-the-art technology with large LCD flat screen televisions, new style coffeemakers and a functional desk with wireless high speed internet connectivity. Prints by early 20th Century French artist Paul Jacoulet and shell designs adorn the rooms' walls.
An 800-foot stretch of ivory, sandy beach borders the resort’s main swimming pool and the new children’s pool. Beach butlers attend to guests every need while private cabanas offer guests complimentary refreshments in a refrigerated cooler. Complete water sports rentals are available including kayaks, rafts, sailboats, skin diving and snorkeling equipment.
In the peaceful waters of the resort’s Dolphin Lagoon, home to playful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, guests may enjoy an unforgettable experience. The Adult Dolphin Quest Encounter is available for guests ages 11 and older and carefully supervised by expert animal behaviorists. The interactive experience includes shallow water interaction and awesome underwater views of these special mammals. For children, a 2-hour Children’s “The Quest” program is available for small groups of kids ages five to 10. The educational experience also includes tropical fish, stingrays and turtles.
Space for the dolphin encounters is limited and reservations are recommended.
The Kahala Spa
Experience paradise in the luxurious Kahala Spa and indulge in treatments that merge philosophies and techniques from around the world, embracing Hawaiian culture and traditional therapies. A welcome foot ritual precedes every body treatment except the Salt & Oil Scrub. Revitalize your mind and spirit with the signature 180-minute full body treatments that will leave you in a state of meditative repose.
Available for children ages five to 12, the Keiki Club is a supervised program offering half- and full-day programs year-round. Keiki kids are immersed in the natural wonders and cultural interests of the islands through activities such as stringing a lei, playing a ukulele, encountering turtles and dancing the hula, to name a few.
CHI Health Energy Fitness Center
The Kahala Hotel & Resort features the state-of-the-art CHI Health Energy Fitness Center complete with a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi. Exercise classes and personal trainers are also available.
The exclusive shopping arcade features a host of premier boutiques and shops, including an art gallery, sundry shop and full-service beauty salon. A complimentary shuttle is offered to guests to nearby Kahala Mall, Royal Hawaiian shopping center and the Waikiki’s popular Ala Moana Center, one of the largest open-air shopping malls in the United States.