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The Kahala Hotel & Resort Media Fact Sheet

HOTEL NAME:

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

LOCATION:

At the end of one of O’ahu’s most scenic drives around the iconic Diamond Head Crater landmark rests an oasis of luxury and elegance. Private and secluded, but not remote, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is situated in one of O’ahu’s most exclusive and affluent residential neighborhoods fronting an 800-foot stretch of pristine, white-sand beach. Just minutes away from the resort is Oahu’s cosmopolitan playground for shopping, dining and entertainment—Waikiki.

ADDRESS:

5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816-5411

CONTACT INFORMATION:

General: (808) 739-8888
Reservations: 1-800-367-2525
www.kahalaresort.com

HOTEL OWNER:    

Resorttrust Group

MEMBERSHIPS:

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OPENING DATE: January 22, 1964

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort is Oahu’s haven of luxury and elegance, situated at a secluded and pristine oceanfront locale just minutes from Waikiki. Classic, yet uniquely contemporary, the world renown resort boasts 338 exquisitely appointed rooms with incomparable views of the majestic Pacific Ocean and Ko’olau Mountain Range; exceptional culinary experiences at its five restaurants; and bespoke treatments that incorporate elements of native Hawaiian healing methods at the award-winning Kahala Spa, delivering a transformation for the mind, body and soul. Since its opening in 1964, The Kahala Hotel & Resort has hosted for accommodations or held events for every American President since Lyndon Baines Johnson, legions of foreign royalty and dignitaries, a plethora of cinema and rock stars, and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

ROOMS & SUITES

306 rooms
32 suites

IN-ROOM AMENITIES:

Dressing Robes and Slippers
Hair Dryer
Make-up Mirror
The Kahala Brand Toiletries (Rooms & Suites)
2 Telephones, with data port and voicemail
Wireless High Speed Internet Access
Flat Screen LCD Television with cable channels and remote control
“On Command” Video Movies
iHome Clock Radios with auto-sync and charging for iPad, iPhone and iPod
Air Conditioning with individual climate controls
Customized Mini Bar available upon request
Coffee and Tea Maker with complimentary coffee and tea
In-room safe
Writing desk
Dual dressing areas
Laundry and dry cleaning service
24-hour in-room dining
Maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children per room
3rd adult charge applies
One rollaway bed at extra fee
Sofa bed sleeper in all scenic ocean view and ocean front 1-bedroom suites
Connecting Rooms joined by common front door and mini foyer.

PROPERTY AMENITIES:

General
Concierge service
Business Center (open 24 hours a day)
Hospitality Suite for early arrivals and late departures
Daily cleaning service

World-Class Dining
Hoku’s: Global Hawaiian cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from Hawaii at dinner and Sunday brunch.

The Veranda: A classic living room and gathering spot offering daily afternoon high tea, light meals, cocktails and nightly live entertainment.

Seaside Grill: : Beachside tables with ocean breeze serving seafood, sandwiches, salads and tropical drinks for lunch and cocktails.

Plumeria Beach House: Casual, open-air and oceanfront restaurant offering award-winning breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks on spacious indoor and outdoor terraces.

Arancino at The Kahala: Classic and innovative Italian specialties for lunch and dinner.

Pool & Recreation
The freshwater swimming pool and whirlpool hot tub overlook the ocean and are bordered by the 26,000-square-foot Dolphin Lagoon and manmade tide pools with a variety of marine life. The pool and beach staff can coordinate your snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. Lounges are available for rent by reservation for half day and full day use. Deck chairs, sun toiletries, and towel service are located at the Pool Center. Complimentary cold treats are served in the afternoons.

The Kahala Spa
The award-winning Kahala Spa, with its serene outdoor rest area, ten spacious massage and treatment suites, and exclusive brands of spa products, is an idyllic choice for pampering and rejuvenation for both women and men. It continues to set new trends and maintain high standards for health and beauty treatments ranging from facials, manicures and pedicures, to massage and body treatments.

CHI Health Energy Fitness Center
Personal Trainers at the CHI Health Energy fitness center will customize a complete fitness program in consultation with your home fitness counselor or you can try one of the Pilates, Vinyasa yoga, hula aerobics, or The Kahala Beach Workout classes during your stay. The fitness center offers cutting-edge cardiovascular and resistance machines by Life Fitness along with an integrated cable TV system with multiple language selections. CHI Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day with easy room key card access and offers separate sauna, steam rooms, and Jacuzzi for men and women.

Dolphin Quest
Unique and culturally-enriching programming includes various Dolphin Quest encounters for children and adults. These interactive programs teach participants about marine mammals and other sea life and include a variety of hands-on experiences with live dolphins.

Signature at The Kahala
The Kahala Boutique
Surf and Sun

MEETING & BANQUET FACILITIES:

Featuring more than 13,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and approximately 11,500 square feet of picturesque outdoor event space, The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s spacious facilities can be configured to any event requirement. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is one of Honolulu’s most distinguished locations for social entertaining and business events. The professional and highly-trained event coordinators work arduously to plan all of your wedding, banquet, social, and corporate event needs with precision and care.

LEADERSHIP:

General Manager : Joe Ibarra
Resort Manager : Pualani Fernandez
Commercial Director : Lyle Uehara
Executive Chef : Jonathan Mizukami
Director of Food & Beverage : Christina Maffei
Director of Human Resources : Karen Miller
Director of Learning & Development : Juan King
Director of Retail, Spa, Wellness and Merchandising : Monji Mohammad
Director of Front Office : Bart Van Kerkhove
Director of Sales & Marketing : Brian Lynx
Director of Group and Catering Sales : Kelly Strickland

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: Facebook.com/KahalaHotelandResort
Instagram: @Kahala_Resort
Hashtag: #AtTheKahala

MEDIA CONTACT:

Wakako Sasaki
Senior Marketing Manager
+1 (808) 739-8786
wsasaki@kahalaresort.com

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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.