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Our Diamond Celebration

Where Diamond Luxury Meets Timeless Aloha.

Nestled on the tranquil side of Diamond Head, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers our guests a secluded oasis to relax and rejuvenate. As we celebrate 60 years, we invite you to experience our exclusive beach, lush gardens, and sumptuous accommodations,

Join us for our Diamond Celebration and discover the magic of Hawai'i at its finest.

Specialty Offers

Join us at The Kahala Hotel & Resort for our 60th Anniversary, where exclusive offers on luxury accommodations, fine dining, and unique activities await, crafting an unforgettable celebration.
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60th Anniversary Package

Join us at The Kahala Hotel & Resort as we celebrate our diamond anniversary, marking 60 years as a premier luxury destination.

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60th Wedding Package

Celebrate your dream wedding here at Kahala Hotel & Resort The Diamond Wedding Package includes items not only for your special ceremony but also for all events before and after you say ‘I do.’

Diamond Jubilee Group Plan

Celebrate The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s 60-year milestone as Hawaii’s premier luxury destination with our exclusive 60th Anniversary Group Plan. Join us in commemorating this momentous occasion throughout 2024.

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1964 Diamond Spa Experience

Celebrate yourselves with a Glow Facial and Body Treatment. The 4 hour experience includes a variety of specialty treatments we have worked to perfect since we opened in 1964.

60th Anniversary Diamond Gala

January 24th, 2024

This elegant evening featured an extraordinary, curated menu by Executive Chef Jonathan Mizukami and were accompanied by the sounds of “Glimpse of Paradise” band. The Gala supported two remarkable organizations that truly represent The Kahala’s enduring legacy and strong sense of kuleana. We recieved celebratory proclamations from John Green, Governor of Hawai‘i, and Rick Blangiardi, Mayor of Honolulu, and we are grateful for their support in our diamond year.

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60 Years of Service

With immense joy, I welcome you to celebrate a remarkable milestone: the 60th anniversary of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. As General Manager, I am honored to introduce this history book, a testament to our rich past, vibrant present, and promising future.

My heartfelt thanks to past and present guests for your unwavering support. Your presence has filled these walls with stories of joy, love, and connection. To our dedicated employees, your commitment to excellence has been the foundation of our success.

Joe Ibarra
Vice President/General Manager
The Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Unforgettable Moments at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Delve into our timeline to explore key moments that define our storied past, each
milestone reflecting our commitment to unparalleled excellence.
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1964

Hotel opens. Reverend Abraham Akaka officiates the blessing ceremony that also includes pastors of many faiths. Inaugural luncheon is held with a menu that reflects a taste of the islands.
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1968

The Hawaii Five-O debut brings many celebrities to the hotel, including Helen Hayes, Broderick Crawford, Geraldine Page, Luther Adler and Hume Cronyn, as well as Loretta Swit, Mike Farrell, Martin Sheen, Pat Morita and Ed Flanders.
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1971

Management sends trainer Randy Lewis to Gulfport, Mississippi, to bring three dolphins (Uku, Nihoa, and Kui) to the hotel’s lagoons.
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1984

Twentieth anniversary party is held and hotel welcomes Presidential visit by Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
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1985

Royal visit by the UK’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana requires an entourage of 100 rooms.
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1996

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group assumes 40% ownership and management of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. The hotel is closed and undergoes a $75 million renovation which include the creation of a new signature restaurant, Hoku’s.

Hall of Fame

For 60 years, our resort has served as a favored retreat for Presidents, royalty, and
celebrities, embodying a rich history of distinguished hospitality.

Pictured Above:
Adam Sandler, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameron Diaz, Emperor Hirohito & Empress Nagako, George Clooney, Samuel Jackson, Sir Elton John & Lulu.

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Families are Forever

With plenty of onsite activities, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the perfect island getaway for you and your keiki (children).

Day 1: Fun In The Sun

  • Soak up the warm Hawaiian sunshine at our outdoor pool and hot tub. Rent a cabana for the day so you can lounge peacefully while the kids make a splash. With pool toys available for purchase, they’ll never run out of things to do! When you get hungry, there’s no need to go far. Enjoy a light meal at our poolside restaurant, Seaside Grill.
  • In the afternoon, get to know the playful Bottlenose Dolphins who live in our natural water lagoon. This experience is fun for the whole family, and you’ll get to feed, play and swim with these amazing creatures. Learn more about our partner, Dolphin Quest.
  • End the day with an oceanside dinner at Plumeria Beach House. Enjoy fresh island-inspired cuisine as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Day 2: Explore Waikiki

  • In the morning, let the kids indulge their creativity at our weekly Hawaiian Culture Classes, which include lei making, lauhala weaving and more.* View the calendar.
  • While they learn, why not treat yourself to a relaxing Couples Massage at the Kahala Spa? We are proud to partner with Aloha Sitters to offer child-sitting services so you can give yourself a much-deserved break. View spa services.
  • After a quick lunch at Plumeria Beach House, hop on our complimentary shuttle to the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki. From there, it’s a short walk to the Waikiki Aquarium or Honolulu Zoo where your family can spend the afternoon marveling at the creatures of the deep or meeting friendly beasts from around the world.
  • Head back to your room to freshen up and enjoy cocktails and dinner service at The Veranda. Enjoy live music from local musicians every Thursday - Saturday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Learn more.
    *Activities are subject to change. Please see our events calendar for more information.

Day 3: Snorkel & Beach Adventure

  • Wake up bright and early to go snorkeling at the legendary Hanauma Bay. Please note that reservations must be made in advance to enter the park.
  • Return home to spend a golden afternoon on the secluded beach in front of our hotel, where the gentle waves are safe for all ages. For your convenience, we offer beach gear including snorkels and fins, bodyboards, kayaks and paddle boards.
  • Create lasting memories with a sunset photo session on the beach. As a guest, you can book a 45-minute photo shoot on our grounds with Pacific Dream Photography. Learn more.
  • Afterward, tuck into a delicious meal at Arancino’s, voted Best Italian Restaurant in Hawaii.

Sunset Sweethearts

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a top destination for honeymoons and anniversaries. Celebrate your love with a romantic retreat to paradise.

Day 1: Discover Kahala

  • Wake up to the relaxing Hawaiian tradewinds blowing through your suite and stunning views of the mountains or sea.
  • Don’t let this luxury go to waste. Order our Grand Breakfast service delivered to your door for one-of-a-kind breakfast in bed. View menu.
  • In the afternoon, rent a pair of our cruiser bikes to explore the beautiful neighborhood of Kahala and soak in the gorgeous views. Stop by Kahala Mall to browse the stores and recharge with a light meal or beverage, or see a movie.
  • Rest a while and freshen up, then change into your evening attire and make your way to The Veranda, our open-air dining room. Visit Thursday - Saturday to sip delicious Mai Tais while listening to live entertainment by Hawaii’s top local talent.

Day 2: Indulge Your Senses

  • On your second day, rent a car at our on-property car rental desk and head west for a leisurely drive around Diamond Head. If it’s a Saturday, stop by the KCC Farmer’s Market to sample fresh produce and browse handcrafted gifts. Afterward, continue on to the eclectic neighborhood of Kaimuki, known for its vibrant art and food scene.
  • After returning for a short nap, head to the Kahala Spa for our signature Romance Treatment, which includes a customized full-body massage, a deep soak tub with rose petals and a soothing facial.
  • At sunset, head down to Hoku’s for a decadent four-course dinner. With views of the ocean and a selection of wine fines, it’s the perfect place end a night a paradise.

Day 3: Lover’s Retreat

  • On your last morning, indulge in a late start to your day.
  • After brunch at Plumeria Beach House, head to the Honolulu Museum of Art for a guided tour of Shangri La, a historic Islamic-inspired estate perched on Black Point.
  • Return back home to rest, or read a good book by the pool.
  • At golden hour, take a romantic walk on our stunning shoreline, hand-in-hand. Have your cocktails hand-delivered from Seaside Grill as you enjoy happy hour on the beach.
  • For dinner, book a table for two at Arancino’s and savor the elegant flavors of Italy over a bottle of wine.