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The Kahala Hotel & Resort was featured on CNBC's Secret Lives of the Super Rich season finale, March 9, 2017.

Verizon FiOS1 New York 

7pm and 10 pm Evening Newscasts
Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 5, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Dining Out Cover

Kama'aina Cravings (pdf)

The Dining Out cover feature on Plumeria Beach House's new Kamaaina Thursdays and a sidebar on The Kahala’s Valentine’s Day offerings. View Online

January 27, 2017
Pacific Business News

Collabration is The Key
Gerald Glennon on building a successful career in hospitality

A few months ago, Gerald Glennon became the general manager of The Kahala Hotel & Resort, which was purchased by Resorttrust in 2014. PBN caught up with him to find out the biggest he’s made in business and the biggest reward of his job.

January 25, 2017
Travel Agent Central

Pitching Proposals: Hawaii Specialists Suggest the Most Romantic Spots to Pop the Question 

At the Beach at Kahala Resort in Honolulu During Sunrise Phil Petrulli, executive vice president of Holiday Travel International - American Express, told Travel Agent the best sunrise to get engaged to in all of Hawaii is the one at the beach at the The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu. “The Kahala offers a quiet, out-island experience away from the bustle and action of Waikiki,” he says. Be forewarned though, potential proposers can have their thunder stolen as it’s very possible to see some A-list celebrities here. Since its opening in 1964, the Kahala has continuously hosted world leaders and Hollywood icons.

January 20, 2017

Presidential Destinations: A Look at Our Former Leaders' Hometowns

On August 4, 1961, President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where he attended Punahou School, the island’s top prep academy. Honolulu is Hawaii's only true metropolis and offers visitors everything from exciting watersports to a mixed bag of international cuisines and Victorian-era brick buildings, including the nation’s only royal palace. There’s so much to do here it’s difficult to only pick a few activities, but some of our favorites include taking a helicopter tour of the island, enjoying a private tour of Pearl Harbor, hitting the greens at Ko‘olau Golf Club and shopping on the palm tree-lined Luxury Row featuring stores like Saint Laurent, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. Be sure to also take advantage of Hawaii’s gorgeous sunsets and charter a private 52-foot yacht for a day of snorkeling with sea turtles, tanning and watching the sky turn shades of orange, pink and purple in the evening.

January 18, 2017
USA Today

11 hotels favored by U.S. presidents featuring The Kahala

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Hawaii Built in 1964, this luxury hotel might be located in a posh Honolulu neighborhood, but it still manages to create a non-pretentious, family-friendly atmosphere. That’s not to say its pedigree isn’t impressive — not only was this the place where Liz Taylor and Richard Burton hid from the paparazzi after getting married (the first time) in 1964, but famous faces like Michael Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Snoop Dogg and every president since Lyndon B. Johnson have all rested their head here. And just in case you need reminding of the good company you’re in, make your way to the lobby, where you’ll find a Wall of Fame with framed photos of former guests.

December 3, 2016
MSN Lifestyle Story

36 restaurants the rich and famous love

Hoku’s restaurant – Hawaii As it’s a popular vacation destination for A-listers, Hawaii’s restaurants are frequented by the world’s rich and famous. While staying at the Kahala Hotel and Resort actors Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore dine at its Hoku’s restaurant. The quick-smoked Colorado lamb rack served with chestnut puree, bacon cream, pomegranate and walnuts for $68 (£54) is a meal fit for a star.

November 30, 2016
TravelAge West

Top 10 New Year’s Eve Parties at Hawaii Hotels  

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu The fun starts with buffet-style food stations, a full bar and DJ tunes. It continues with under-the-stars poolside dancing to a band, a photo booth and midnight fireworks. Noisemakers, hats, tiaras and beads add to the excitement.

November 6, 2016
TravelAge West 

Hawaii’s 9 Leading Hotel Loyalty Programs for Travel Advisors

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Name: Kahala Stars Description: For every nine nights booked, agents receive one free night for their personal use. Agents also get a cash bonus for every three-night booking. Notable: Bookings of any length of stay can be counted toward the agent’s free night. www.kahalaresort.com/luxury-hotel/travel-agent

October 17, 2016
Conde Nast Traveler

Readers’ Choice Awards: The 30 Best Resorts in Hawaii   

29. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu -  Opened in 1964 by Conrad Hilton, the ten-story Kahala Hotel & Resort is in a residential area at the foot of Diamond Head, where it feels like you’re on a private island. Accommodations, which offer breathtaking views, are done in ivory and coffee tones, with hand-woven rugs underfoot and tropical ceiling fans overhead. Choose from the large breakfast buffet at Plumeria, or dine on Asian-inspired specialties at Hoku’s.

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