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August 2, 2017
Hawaii News Now Sunrise

Howard Dicus’ Business Report featuring new Hoku’s Chef Eric Oto. View Video

August 2017
Marin Magazine

Chefs Speak Out: Hawaii Food and Wine Festival talent share their favorite spots. http://marinmagazine.com/August-2017/Chefs-Speak-Out/

July 26, 2017
CNN’s Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

The Perfect Day in Honolulu:  "...head to the Kahala Resort & Hotel for a sailing canoe tour (exactly what it sounds like) with Holokino Hawai‘i. This tour is owned and operated by my friend Austin Kino, who is an apprentice navigator on Hōkūle‘a, a sailing canoe similar to those used by the ancient Polynesians. You’ll enjoy Captain Kino’s explanation of ahupua’a from the ocean, and his ability to point out the variety of seabirds that were once used to find signs of land by Polynesian navigators." https://explorepartsunknown.com/hawaii/the-perfect-day-in-honolulu/

July 2017
CBS’ Watch!

12-page Cover story with NCIS star, Wilmer Valderrama in a photo spread at The Kahala, Feature on The Royal Pine drink and full-page feature on The Kahala Hotel & Resort. http://www.cbs.com/shows/watch_magazine/photos/1007668/get-a-little-slice-of-paradise-with-ncis-wilmer-valderrama/

July 20, 2017
Architectural Digest

9 Luxury Escapes for Animal Lovers: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/luxury-escapes-for-animal-lovers

July 4, 2017
Kathy Chan Food Blog

Afternoon Tea at The Kahala Hotel. https://www.kathyylchan.com/2017/07/04/hawaii-afternoon-tea-at-the-kahala-hotel-2/

June 27, 2017
The Zoe Report

The Ultimate Guide To The Hawaiian Islands featuring The Kahala as the place to stay on Oahu. http://thezoereport.com/living/travel/hawaii-travel-guide/#slide-6

May 2017
Diablo Magazine

Destination Oahu - Where to eat, stay, and play on this food and sun lover’s island paradise.

...The Kahala Hotel and Resort Up until Barack Obama, who vacationed with his family each winter at a private residence on Oahu, every president since Lyndon Johnson has stayed at The Kahala, and it’s easy to see why. The hotel feels far removed from the hubbub of Honolulu, yet it’s only 15 minutes from Waikiki Beach. Located in front of a country club and next to a public park, The Kahala offers its own beach and a 26,000-square-foot lagoon, with stingrays, dolphins, and fish—creating a setting more idyllic than the Hawaii of my imagination...http://www.diablomag.com/May-2017/Destination-Oahu/

May 1, 2017
Travel Channel – Top Resorts in Hawaii

Top Resorts in Hawaii Experience the utmost in luxury at these top resorts in Hawaii

The Kahala Hotel & Resort Situated between the volcanic tuff cones of Diamond Head and Koko Head, the Kahala Hotel & Resort provides a lavish, private paradise. Along with the 338 rooms and suites, 5 elegant restaurants and a world-class spa, this luxurious Hawaiian resort features exotic, lush tropical gardens and a private 26,000-square-foot lagoon with their own resident dolphins. After basking in the sun on the crescent-shaped white sand beach or taking advantage of one the hotel’s beach activities like kayaking, paddleboarding or snorkeling, take the complimentary shuttle service to Waikiki, located only 10 minutes away. http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/luxury/articles/top-resorts-in-hawaii

April 26, 2017
Honolulu Star-Advertiser – Crave’s TheBuzz featuring The Kahala’s Hoku’s sponsorship of the James Beard Foundation scholarships.

April 25, 2017
Passport (A Kiwi Collection publication) – Hotels on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Each year, Hawaii’s Green Business Awards salute the efforts of local businesses in promoting eco-friendly initiatives. Kahala Resort and Spa was recognized by the state in 2015 for its emphasis on conserving natural resources, minimizing waste, and raising environmental awareness among employees, guests, and the local community...https://www.kiwicollection.com/blog/hotels-on-the-front-lines-of-climate-change/34578

March 9, 2017
CNBC

The Kahala Hotel & Resort was featured on Secret Lives of the Super Rich Season Finale. Secret Lives of the Super Rich is an American television series hosted by Robert Frank airing on CNBC. The series explores how wealthy people live, what they buy and how they travel.  

February 4, 2017
Verizon FiOS1 New York

The Kahala Hotel & Resort was featured on TV evening news segments broadcasted on Verizon FiOS1 New York’s 7 and 10 pm evening newscasts. Special appreciation to our gracious staff featured in the segments: Gerald Glennon our GM, Executive Chef Wayne Hirabiyashi, Recreation Director Spring Chang and Julie at Dolphin Quest. View Newcasts 

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.

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
JustLuxe

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 10, 2016
Eater

The 38 Essential Honolulu Restaurants’ 

4. Afternoon Tea at the Kahala Hotel & Resort Honolulu has a surprisingly high number of places that offer afternoon tea, and the Kahala offers an elegant, reserved experience hidden in one of Honolulu’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Pastry chef Michael Moorhouse, formerly of Mandarin Oriental New York, recently revamped the classic afternoon tea menu, adding on sweets like matcha financiers, a rich dark chocolate-salted caramel macadamia nut tart, and petite brown sugar shortbreads with housemade guava jam.

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.