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09/04/2017 0 comments

“Unforgettable” is a word easy to overuse, but that’s really the best way to describe a wedding in Hawaii. Given tropical sunshine, landscapes at once verdant and breathtakingly rugged, and that ineffable Polynesian tranquility that infuses the place, the archipelago provides an unparalleled setting for tying the knot.

You’ll find some of the very best Hawaii wedding packages right here at the Kahala Hotel & Resort, where we’re ready to do anything and everything to elevate your special day into truly sublime territory.

When you consider the lavishness of our wedding packages, the attentiveness and expertise of our wedding planners, and the awe-inspiring beauty of our grounds, you’ll understand why we’re such a beloved venue for matrimonial magic.

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08/17/2017 0 comments

The state of the Hawaii is one of the most recent to be annexed into the United States. Before Hawaii became the place for vacationers to visit the beach and get a massage, it was a country of its own.

“While showcasing the aloha spirit, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has served as a luxury destination here in Hawai‘i for the past 50 years. From the Dalai Lama and Frank Sinatra to every U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson, the resort’s historical Guidebook is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of dignitaries and celebrities that rivals even the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

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07/14/2017 0 comments

Lomi Lomi, which means to 'rub' or 'massage in the Hawaiian language, is a massage technique that provides mental and physical relaxation. Based on the Hawaiian belief, Huna, which states wellness is dependent on the harmonious balance of both the mind and the body. The purpose of Lomi Lomi is to do away with both emotional and physical stress. This type of massage doesn't really have any unique strokes. No two Lomi Lomi massages will be the same.

The Kahala Spa Suite

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06/21/2017 0 comments

This spectacular art installation is a 2,200 pound Lythraceae wood carving. It took over one year to complete and can be found as you enter and exit the lobby elevators.

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06/14/2017 1 comments

Hawaii has such an array of activities to choose from. One could not fit them all into a typical one- or two-week vacation. Maybe you don’t want to. Maybe sitting poolside at one of the many luxury hotels in Waikiki, or enjoying a bed and breakfast somewhere on the North Shore is just what the doctor ordered. Basking poolside or in the warm sand at one of the many beautiful beaches is quite relaxing, and you may have no urge to do anything else. - By Hawaii Active 

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05/18/2017 1 comments

CHI Health & Energy Fitness center was one of the firsts to offer SUP Yoga and the popular activity quickly spread. In keeping with innovations in wellness, CHI Fitness Center now offers Tai Chi on SUP (Stand Up Paddle board).

Tai Chi on SUP at The Kahala

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05/18/2017 0 comments

Want to get away this summer? Skip the long car trip and get out on the water. Whether it’s canoe sailing, kayak cruising, a morning of surfing or a day of watersports, the ocean will provide all the benefits of vacation at your convenience, close to your home away from home at The Kahala.

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05/11/2017 0 comments

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) will launch its seventh year with a bang on June 2, 2017 at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. The seafood-themed kickoff event, Cuisines of the Sea features ten of the State’s best chefs and a fireworks finale to celebrate the talent lineup announcement for #HFWF17, happening October 20-November 5 on Maui, Hawai‘i Island, and O‘ahu.

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05/09/2017 0 comments

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is proud to be part of Conde Nast Traveler's 3rd Annual Short Film Festival.

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05/09/2017 1 comments

Savor the return of The Kahala’s Executive Chef, Wayne Hirabayashi’s Signature Classics Dishes along with the launch of a new and delectable Spring/Summer Menu available now through the end of the season.


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04/24/2017 0 comments

There’s a new superfood in town. And it’s not kale.

You may know seaweed as a crunchy, salty snack or the wrap that holds together sushi rolls. What you may not know is that seaweed is an important food ingredient that improves the taste of foods, makes them better for us and benefits the environment.

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04/14/2017 0 comments

Spring is a time for renewal and rejuvenation. A visit to the Hawaiian Islands rejuvenates and restores by its very nature: The wash of a sea breeze through the coconut palms, the roar of a jungle waterfall, the sight of a green sea turtle gliding over a near shore reef, the dance of a beach fire before a Pacific sunset—this archipelago is infused with serene spirit. Guests have been seeking serenity (not to mention fun & adventure) at the Kahala Hotel & Resort for decades, and these days our health-and-wellness offerings are more extensive than ever.

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03/24/2017 0 comments

No matter where you live, spring travel is synonymous with the search for warm weather. While the sunshine may help keep the blues at bay, it takes more than just golden rays to make a trip unforgettable.

Whether you're taking a family vacation, a couples escape or a getaway with friends, these insider tips will help you plan a successful trip.

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03/16/2017 0 comments

What are people saying about The Kahala Hotel & Resort?  We have gathered a few press clippings and videos of recent news on The Kahala.

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03/07/2017 0 comments

The perfect Honolulu vacation destination is at the Legendary Luxury Resort, The Kahala

Keiki Kids Programs at The KahalaYour Kahala Hotel & Resort vacation memories will include the bliss of new discoveries as your little ones enjoy the sights and culture of Hawaii with the complimentary Hawaiian Traditions programs; delectable meals prepared just the way everyone in the family prefers at one of our five restaurants; and if you choose, a little adult time that’s made possible by our kieki or kid’s programs, as well as babysitting services available day and night. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the only resort on Oahu with a Dolphin Lagoon with resident Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins.  Dolphin Quest offers educational and interactive programs for the whole family to be able to swim with dolphins. We look forward to embracing your family and tailoring a getaway that each of you will find enriching, energizing and memorable. Our rooms and suites are ideal for traveling with small children, teenagers or grandparents, we can offer inner and outer connecting rooms, Suites with plenty of room for everyone and two bedroom suites for larger families. It is an experience that the whole family will savor for years to come.

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03/03/2017 1 comments

Traveling to a gorgeous tropical destination like Hawaii can provide an unforgettable vacation for the entire family. When traveling with children, however, it can sometimes be difficult to accommodate a wide variety of ages and tastes. When staying at the Kahala Resort with your family you'll be enjoying a luxury resort that provides an incredible variety of exquisite dining, a beautiful beach and pool, and engaging activities all set against the backdrop of a tropical paradise.

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03/02/2017 0 comments

Complimentary Pacific Dream Photography

Sunrise to sunset, enjoy a complimentary photography session exclusively for guests of The Kahala. Our photographers will capture the special moments of your vacation on the beautiful grounds & beach of the resort. 

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03/01/2017 0 comments

The Kahala first opened its doors in 1964 to welcome kama‘aina and guests from around the world to experience the aloha spirit and beauty of Hawaii. Today we continue our commitment to The Kahala Hotel & Resort's special legacy, and its tradition of peerless service.

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02/01/2017 1 comments

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a travel destination and with so much to offer we want to give you the quick facts.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Arrival to Hawaii

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01/18/2017 0 comments

For many people all around the world, Hawaii is synonymous with romance. And it doesn’t get any more romantic than the Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu’s southeastern shores, just a coconut’s toss from Waikiki and downtown Honolulu but tucked into its very own private paradise.

Romance at The Kahala

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01/10/2017 0 comments

On the hunt for a meeting venue in Hawaii? Well, look no further: Here at the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Oahu, we’ve got the space, the resources, and the jaw-dropping location to make any business event or conference a homerun success!


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01/03/2017 0 comments

Get Fit in 2017


Staying in shape helps you feel better, look better, and live better—even on vacation! CHI Health Energy fitness center is a full-service deluxe resort fitness oasis with 24-hour access to the gym and dressing room, and a front desk open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. CHI offers a complete complement of cardiovascular and resistance equipment (many with integrated TV systems), steam room and sauna, Jacuzzi, personal trainers, and a selection of pilates, yoga, and aerobic classes from which to choose. Panoramic vistas of blue seas and skies distract you while you workout.

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12/21/2016 2 comments

If you’re seeking a preeminent spa experience in Hawaii, look no further than the Kahala Hotel & Resort. For decades, our guests have sought us out for the utmost in Oahu luxury, and that certainly extends to the tranquil space of the Kahala Spa: a genuine swath of paradise expressly designed for your own personal relaxation and rejuvenation.

Given the caliber of its treatments and its therapists, it’s no surprise that our on-site spa has received so many accolades—including a 2012 nod by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 20 Resort Spas in the world.


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12/02/2016 1 comments

While much of the country dreams of a white Christmas with Santa bringing presents on his sleigh on Christmas Eve, in Hawaii, Santa often arrives on a surfboard or outrigger canoe. The island of Oahu is full of holiday events from Thanksgiving throughout the month of December. Here are 10 reasons that make Christmas in the islands one-of-a-kind.


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11/22/2016 0 comments

The Kahala Resort makes an absolutely ideal hotel near downtown Honolulu: close enough to easily take in the sights, yet perched alongside a blissful tropical shore that feels worlds removed from urban clamor.

Now, some leading landmarks of greater Honolulu—from Diamond Head to Waikiki Beach—are a hassle-free jaunt from our legendary grounds, but what about the attractions of the Hawaiian capital’s downtown proper?

Here are five of the top sights in downtown Honolulu, with the Kahala Hotel & Resort the perfect launch pad for taking them in!

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11/21/2016 4 comments

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hawaii’s celebrated oasis of luxury and elegance, is ringing in 2017 with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza on Saturday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Titled “The Kahala Countdown,” the oceanfront fête will offer festive live entertainment, exceptional food stations, DJ and dance floor, and spectacular fireworks show.champagne-kahala-pour-480x480.jpg

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11/15/2016 0 comments

If you like your vacation spiced with plenty of time out on the fairways, take note: The Kahala’s one of the best-situated hotels for golf in Hawaii. Oahu leads the state in number & variety of golf courses, and they include some absolute stunners. Our island—the Gathering Place—turns out to be just as enchanting for golfers as any other visitor: The experience of teeing up against a backdrop of lush rainforest and jagged emerald mountains has no parallel on the U.S. mainland.

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10/24/2016 1 comments

Fresh-Baked Kahala Christmas Stollen

Need a last minute gift or a special treat for your office or volunteer staff? A guest and community favorite, The Kahala’s fresh-baked Christmas Stollen is offered this December for all your last-minute gift-giving needs.

Kahala Stollen

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10/21/2016 0 comments

If you’d like to mix a bit of retail therapy in with the sun, sand, and surf of your luxury Kahala getaway, you’re in luck. Greater Honolulu has the full gamut of shopping experiences, from some of the world’s most extravagant malls to deliciously tucked-away mom-and-pop storefronts.

Here’s a brief rundown of some of the most notable larger-scale retail outlets in Kahala’s backyard. Treat the list as a starting point, though: There are hidden-gem storefronts aplenty in Oahu, from Honolulu to the North Shore!

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10/14/2016 0 comments

A breathtaking Pacific sunset taken in from a postcard-perfect beach might well seem the highlight of an Oahu day, but it also opens a whole other chapter of excitement. The plethora of island entertainments to be had on the evening shift may just convince you to go the night-owl route, at least for a portion of your stay with us here at The Kahala.

Here’s a far-from-exhaustive run-through of some of your nightlife options!


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09/26/2016 1 comments

Hawaii personifies the melting-pot idea of the United States, its modern culture a fascinating mixture of Native Hawaiian, East Asian, American, European, and many other strands. That multicultural melange, meanwhile, finds one of its richest expressions in Hawaiian cuisine, which incorporates elements from all over the world.

Stay with us at the Kahala Resort, and you’re ideally situated to explore this culinary universe: Oahu’s got an absolutely world-class lineup of restaurants and eateries, not to mention some fantastic farmer’s markets!


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09/19/2016 0 comments

Treat your best friend to The Kahala’s special dog treats made with wholesome and natural ingredients. In honor of National Dog Week (September 19 - 25), we would like to share with you some of The Kahala's special dog treat recipes including Frozen Pupsicles, Italian Beefy-bites and Chicken wild rice dog mini muffins. As seen on Hawaii News Now:

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09/14/2016 0 comments

We hand pack every box with the perfect amount of chocolate covered macadamia goodness! Thanks for watching our behind the scenes series and mahalo to Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Moorhouse for taking the time to prepare our favorite treat!

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09/09/2016 2 comments

The Kahala Hotel & Resort announced today that Gerald Glennon has joined as general manager of the award-winning luxury property. Glennon, a respected leader in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for the overall strategic direction, financial performance and unique guest experience of the landmark resort.


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09/07/2016 3 comments

The Kahala Sales Team Giving Back & Having Fun!

Our sales team participated in the HIS Hawaii, LeaLea 5k Charity Fun Run around Ala Moana park, check out the pictures...


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09/04/2016 1 comments

Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts - A Signature Item

In honor of #NationalMacadamiaNutDay we hope you enjoy part two of the making of our world famous chocolate covered macadamia nuts - caramelizing and coating! We are taking you behind the scenes to our kitchen with our Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Moorhouse with our series on how we make our famous macadamia nuts. 

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08/26/2016 0 comments

Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts - A Signature Item

Carefully prepared by our chefs, the Chocolate Macadamia Nuts are a delectable delight. We are taking you behind the scenes to our kitchen with our Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Moorhouse with our series on how we make our famous macadamia nuts. Stay tuned next week for part 2!

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08/25/2016 0 comments

In Part 1 of our roundup of Kahala Hotel & Resort health-and-wellness experiences, we detailed our blissful onsite spa treatments and our wide-ranging restaurants. This time around, we’ll survey a few of the outdoor activities that manage to combine healthful exercise with loads of world-class scenery and fun.

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08/18/2016 0 comments

A visit to the Hawaiian Islands rejuvenates and restores by its very nature: The wash of a sea breeze through the coconut palms, the roar of a jungle waterfall, the sight of a green sea turtle gliding over a near shore reef, the dance of a beach fire before a Pacific sunset—this archipelago is infused with serene spirit. Guests have been seeking serenity (not to mention fun & adventure) at the Kahala Hotel & Resort for decades, and these days our health-and-wellness offerings are more extensive than ever.



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08/11/2016 0 comments

We probably whetted your appetite for romantic outings within easy reach of Kahala Resort in our last blogpost. Well, here are a few more possibilities—from an American heiress’s heavenly abode to our very own starlit beachfront!

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08/04/2016 2 comments

Lush tropical greenery, sheer waterfall-laced cliffs, some of the world’s finest beaches, mesmerizing Pacific Ocean sunrises and sunsets: Oahu’s an almost unparalleled destination for romantics. And the perfect base camp for an all-out romance-geared vacation is the Kahala Hotel & Resort, set as we are along gleaming sands and within a stone’s throw of Waikiki’s buzzing beachfront neighborhood. Hey, Frank Sinatra used to stay here—one of a whole passel of celebrities who did—and who sets the soundtrack for romance quite like Old Blue Eyes? Need another endorsement? Kahala was where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton honeymooned, how about that?

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07/28/2016 1 comments

Honolulu’s abundance of family-friendly destinations makes it easy to keep everyone happy, for you’re aspiring scientists and nature lovers don’t miss last week’s post. In this week’s continuation we will discuss some of Oahu’s best museums, so get your history-buff bucket list ready for some additions!

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07/27/2016 2 comments

Who wouldn’t want pancakes on the beach?

Pancakes on the beach offers the perfect combination of marvelous food in a lovely setting. Every week, Plumeria Beach House will feature a different pancake including the delectable Pineapple Li Hing Mui with Bacon Whip or the Kahala BIG Pancake with chocolate macadamia nuts, coconut flakes and kona coffee anglaise. Tempted?


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07/21/2016 0 comments

If you’re visiting us here at the Kahala Resort with the whole ‘Brady Bunch’, you’ve chosen one heck of a place for your vacation. Oahu’s an island of dazzling beauty, deep history, and epic cultural attractions, which makes it absolutely ideal for all-ages getaways. Here we’ll run down a few of our favorite family-friendly destinations, all of which are easy to reach from our magical haven.



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06/15/2016 0 comments

What do Queen Elizabeth II and Janet Jackson have in common? Aside from their royal monikers, the Queen of England and the Queen of Pop have both been guests at The Kahala Resort.


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04/27/2016 0 comments


In Hawaii, May Day is known as Lei Day, a time to celebrate the Hawaiian cultureand fragrant flower lei.

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04/19/2016 0 comments

Enjoy the delicious Haupia Coconut Cake with this recipe from The Kahala Hotel & ResortKahala-coconut-cakeRR.jpg

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04/19/2016 3 comments

The Kahala Burger Recipe from Plumeria Beach House


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04/19/2016 0 comments

Cocktails are an essential part of a good beach resort!


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03/08/2016 0 comments

Golden Keys To The City Of Honolulu Means Distinctive Service At The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The resort has two concierge members on staff with the prestigious “golden keys” or “Les Clefs d’Or.” Les Clefs d’Or USA is an exclusive international association of professional hotel concierges to ensure five-star customer care is flawlessly executed.

The Kahala Golden Keys Concierge Hotel in Honolulu Hawaii

The Kahala Hotel & Resort has two Golden Keys Concierge Hotel in Honolulu Hawaii


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03/01/2016 4 comments

Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts - A Signature Item

Carefully prepared by our chefs, the Chocolate Macadamia Nuts are a delectable delight. 


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02/24/2016 0 comments

The Veranda at The Kahala is the newest 'in' spot for the trendy Honolulu crowd as well as hotel guests looking for the place to see and be seen. 


The Veranda is the perfect venue for cocktails and live music in the evening and offers a selection of wines by the glass from top vintners from the Old and the New World.


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02/08/2016 0 comments

The Kahala Spa In Room Bath Menu

No time to visit The Kahala Spa?  Let our spa come to you.  Choose from a delicious collection of in-room bath treatments composed of essential Kahala Spa bath products.  Each treatment is good for multiple baths so you can enjoy them during your stay or after you return home.   

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12/08/2015 0 comments

The Honorable Governor David Ige recognized The Kahala Hotel & Resort with the 2015 Governor's Green Business Award for its ongoing sustainable efforts, which included solid waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Receives 2015 Governor’s Green Business Award

Pictured Left to Right:

  • Luis P. Salaveria, Director, DBEDT
  • Ellen Mansfield, Assistant Director of Engineering, The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • Spring Chang, Director of Spa and Recreation, The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • Governor David Ige, State of Hawaii
  • Cerise Nakaima, Catering & Conference Administrative Assistant, The Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • Denise Anderson, Purchasing Manager, The Kahala Hotel & Resort
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04/21/2014 0 comments

A signature item at Plumeria Beach House Restaurant for 50 years, the Kahala Thin Pancakes with Maple Butter



Plumeria Beach House’s indoor and outdoor terraces offer spectacular ocean views and al fresco dining. A breakfast buffet served by the sea always tastes better! OpenTable voted it one of America’s best outdoor restaurants and in the Top 100 for best brunch!  Enjoy all your favorites—thin Kahala pancakes, ready-made omelets, and salads and savories galore. 

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04/15/2014 1 comments

In honor of the Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, we asked our valued guests to share their Kahala memories.  

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04/15/2014 1 comments

Pineapple Cucumber...Melon Carrot...and Fresh Red

juice1.jpgTry them all along with a fabulous Sunday Brunch not to be missed at Hoku's.


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04/15/2014 0 comments

 Garlic Toast Recipe


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04/15/2014 0 comments


Take a bite of our delicious sugary Li Hing malasadas, a recipe carefully crafted by our very own award winning Executive Pastry Chef, Jeremy Choo. ‪#‎yummy‬

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01/22/2014 0 comments

Find a story card and golden chocolate on your pillow every night in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Insider's Peak at The Stories of Kahala. Enjoy reading our six "talk story" turn down cards...

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01/22/2014 1 comments

We Have 50 Reasons Why You Should Book The Kahala Hotel & Resort


The legendary Kahala has been the special vacation resort for five generations. It’s a little bit like a neighboring island destination resort because of its location away from the crowd, but it’s a short ride to all the excitement and shopping of Waikiki. We start our 50th anniversary celebrations with the introduction of our Celebrations packages, loaded with added value to make your first or 50th stay at The Kahala the best ever.

Other reasons?

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01/21/2014 0 comments

Hundreds  gathered at The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Wednesday, January 22 to celebrate the hotel’s 50th Anniversary. Governor Neil Abercrombie proclaimed January 22, 2014 to be The Kahala Hotel & Resort Golden Jubilee Day and welcomed the crowed filled with Kahala employees past and present. The mayor of Honolulu, also proclaimed it Kahala Golden Jubilee Day in the city and county of Honolulu.

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01/21/2014 0 comments

The Legend Inspires. The Promise Continues. Welcoming guests since 1964

The Kahala Hotel’s grand opening January 22, 1964 heralded a new era of modern luxurious hospitality in the Hawaiian Islands. Its spacious, well-appointed rooms commanded the then-stunning price of $32.50 per day. The Kahala was the very first Hawaiian hotel to have air conditioning, his-and-her vanities, and walk-in closets. One VIP guest described his room as a “living room with a bed.” Over the years many things have changed, but The Kahala’s unwavering commitment to Aloha has remained the same.

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01/21/2014 0 comments

A beach bar was opened and used expressly as the location for “Rick’s Bar, The King Kamehameha Club” in the TV series “Magnum P.I.” The bar is now The Kahala O Ke Kai...magpi-jpg.jpg

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