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The Kahala Hotel & Resort


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Exceptional Value    
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2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Free night and daily breakfast for two, plus no resort fee (restrictions apply)!
Family: Kids 17 and under Stay Free.

Celebrations Package: Daily buffet breakfast for two plus a $100 resort credit for every 3-night stay.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property utilizes seawater cooling instead of cooling towers to lower carbon dioxide emissions, energy, and water consumption. Guestrooms also feature low-flow showerheads, toilets, and sink aerators to reduce water consumption. LED ceiling lights are located throughout the property.

Biological pest controls are used in lieu of chemicals with all landscaping endeavors, while vermicomposting reduces the amount of green-waste from kitchen areas. By-products are then used as a nutrient rich organic fertilizer within herb and vegetable gardens. Waste cooking oil is collected and processed into biodiesel fuel, and wet waste from kitchens go to pig farmers for feed in an effort to reduce landfill waste. Disposable containers are also made from biodegradable corn-based products.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is Hawaii's reigning luxury resort, set on a white sand beach just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and entertainment of Waikiki, Oahu. The Kahala is the only beachfront resort in Kahala, Oahu's most prestigious residential area. This legendary hideaway is a favorite with presidents, international royalty, and celebrities. From the moment you arrive, you will know that you are truly somewhere special.

This luxurious oceanfront resort features 338 rooms and suites, five stylish restaurants and a world-class spa. Visit the leisure facilities, CHI Health & Energy Fitness Center, lush tropical gardens and a 26,000 square foot private lagoon, home to the Resort's playful resident dolphins. Take advantage of complete water and beach activities, including kayaks, snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards, outrigger canoe tours, fishing tours, and surfing. As Hawaii's most luxurious and secluded beachfront Oahu hotel & resort, a tradition of impeccable service will make your vacation memorable in every way.

This hotel is situated on 6.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds; encompassing 800 feet of secluded beachfront and a number of exotic natural lagoons. Guest rooms feature panoramic views of the lagoon, ocean or the beautiful Koolau Mountains. The Kahala continues to set itself apart from other Hawaii resorts with Kahala Chic rooms and suites designed to provide guests with a true sense of luxury and refinement, and to ensure guest comfort in every way. With its endearing staff, new look accommodations and its unique beachfront location, shouldn't you be at The Kahala soon?

Under the direction of Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, the award-winning cuisine at The Kahala Hotel & Resort embraces a diverse blend of trends and cultural influences. Complementing the creative fare, the resort's four venues each offer their own unique ambiance and style, making for a variety of dining experiences.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is renowned throughout the islands for the sheer opulence of its rooms and suites; for the innovation of its restaurants; and the grandeur of its facilities. But above all, it is a dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets them apart. You will find that they have prepared everything to ensure your complete satisfaction.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located on the beach, 4 miles from Waikiki, 1 mile from Kahala Mall and 7 miles from Ala Moana Center. It is a 20 minute drive from the resort to the airport. FREE shuttle is offered from hotel to Kahala area shopping and Waikiki Beach area.
Address: 5000 KAHALA AVENUE
HONOLULU
HI

US
Local Phone: 808-739-8888
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-367-2525
Fax: 808-739-8800
Website Address: www.kahalaresorts.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking($32/daily)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (1 mile)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
There is a heated swimming pool with Beach Butler service, a special keiki (children`s) pool, and a soothing Jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Ala Wai, Koolau, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii Prince
Ala Wai is a Par 70 6,020 yard Bermuda Grass course. Koolau is a Par 72 set amidst a tropical rainforest and 3,000 ft cliffs. Hawaii Kai is a Par 72 with wide fairways,large greens and beautiful scenery. Hawaii Prince is a Par 72 Arnold Palmer design.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Tennis at nearby Waialae Country Club
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This hotel is situated on 6.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, encompassing 800 ft of secluded beachfront and a number of exotic natural lagoons. Guest rooms feature panoramic views of the lagoon, ocean or the beautiful Koolau Mountains. The Hotel`s 26,000 sq ft natural lagoon is home to six Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Guests get into the water with the dolp hins for an up-close encounter and supervised swim. You`ll also find tropical fish, Hawaii Green Sea turtles and a waterfall. Beach: This hotel rests on 800 square feet of secluded sandy beach. Relax with complimentary beach chairs and towels, or allow yourself to be pampered by the hotel`s very own Beach Butlers. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 365
Year Opened: 1964 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express, JBC
ROOM TYPES
OCEANFRONT W/LANAI B&B PKG
B&B Package - All the amenities of the OCEANFRONT W/LANAI room with the added value of daily buffet breakfast for two at Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
SCENIC ROOM B&B PKG
B&B Package - all the amenities of SCENIC ROOM but with the added value of breakfast daily for two in The Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
DOLPHIN W/LANAI B&B PKG
B&B Package - all the amenities of SCENIC ROOM W/LANAI but with the added value of breakfast daily for two in The Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT
550 sq. ft. room located in the tower wing with views of Koko Head crater and Diamond Head. Decorated in Kahala chic and offering ocean views. Sleeps 3 Adults or 2 Adults / 2 Children. Connects with Koko Head Oceanfront w/lanai.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW
Located in the Diamond Head Tower, these 550 sq. ft rooms overlook the blue Pacific. First class amenities and decorated in island inspired style. Connecting room available: connects to Diamond Head Tower Ocean view Lanai.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT FREE-NT
FREE-NT room - - all the amenities of the OCEANFRONT room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast buffet for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VIEW FREE-NT
FREE-NT room - - all the amenities of the OCEAN VIEW room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast buffet for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT W/LANAI
Located tin the Koko Head wing, these 550 sq. ft rooms overlook the blue Pacific. First class amenities and decorated in island inspired style. Sleeps 3 adults or 2A/2
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
SCENIC ROOM
520 sf rooms located in the Diamond Head wing of the hotel with views of the Ko'olau mountains and golf course. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 Adults / 2 children.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
SCENIC ROOM W/LANAI B&B PKG
B&B Package - all the amenities of SCENIC ROOM W/LANAI but with the added value of breakfast daily for two in The Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
DOLPHIN LANAI
Averaging 550 sq. ft. and located in the Dolphin Lagoon wing overlooking the dolphin pool, home to the hotel's own resident bottleneck dolphins. Rooms open out to private patio or lanai. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults / 2 children.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT W/LANAI FREE-NT
FREE-NT room - - all the amenities of the OCEANFRONT W/LANAI room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast buffet for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VW W-LANAI B&B PKG
B&B Package - All the amenities of the OCEAN W/LANAI room with the added value of daily buffet breakfast for two at Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
DOLPHIN W/LANAI FREE-NT
FREE-NT room - - all the amenities of the DOLPHIN W/LANAI room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast buffet for two.
Other Amenities -
SCENIC ROOM W/LANAI
520 sf rooms located in the Diamond Head wing of the hotel with views of the Ko'olau mountains and golf course. Private balcony. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 Adults / 2 children.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
BEACHFRONT W/LANAI B&B PKG
B&B Package - - all the amenities of hte BEACHFRONT W/LANAI room plus daily breakfast for two at Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VIEW W/LANAI
Located in the Diamond Head Tower, these 550 sq. ft rooms overlook the blue Pacific. Private, furnished balcony, first class amenities and decorated in island inspired style. Connecting room available: connects to Diamond Head Tower Ocean view.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
BEACHFRONT W/LANAI
550 sq. ft. Located in the Dolphin Lagoon wing in a private, secluded area of the resort. Rooms open to a private balcony or patio with direct access to the beach. Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults / 2 children.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VW W/LANAI FREE-NT
FREE-NT room - - all the amenities of the OCEAN VIEW W/LANAI room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast buffet for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT B&B PKG
B&B Package - All the amenities of the OCEANFRONT room with the added value of daily buffet breakfast for two at Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VIEW B&B PKG
B&B Package - All the amenities of the OCEAN VIEW room with the added value of daily buffet breakfast for two at Plumeria Beach House.
Other Amenities -
BEACHFRONT W/LANAI FREE-NT
FREE-NT room - - all the amenities of the BEACHFRONT W/LANAI room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast buffet for two.
Other Amenities -

OTHER INFO
Smoking rooms available.
Morning coffee service in lobby.
ADA compliant rooms available.
DINING
There are 5 Restaurants at The Kahala Hotel & Resort:
Hoku`s - Hoku`s, the award-winning signature restaurant, offers Oahu`s most innovative dining with panoramic views of the Pacific. An open kitchen serving ethnically diverse cuisine features fiery hot woks, a kiawe wood grill and tandoori oven.
Plumeria Beach House - Fronting the white sands of Kahala, the ocean side Plumeria Beach House is an open air cafe. urant. Enjoy a la carte favorites along with lavish buffets for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
The Veranda - Adjacent to the lobby and Hoku's restaurant, the casual indoor - outdoor lounge off ers afteroon high tea, snacks and cocktails in the evenings
Seaside Grill - Grilling at it's best. Serving seafood, sandwiches, salads & tropical drinks. Beachside tables with ocean breezes. Lunch and snacks served daily.
Tokyo Tokyo - One of the few Japanese restaurants in Honolulu where guests have a choice of dining indoors or on an outdoor terrace. Offers an open Sushi Bar.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Kayaking, Paddle Boating, Surfing, Sailboarding, Snorkeling, Fitness Classes, Cultural Classes, Bicycles, Parasailing
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music in lounge, The Veranda.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Keiki Club - Activities include hula, lei making, kite flying, beach activities, fishprints, leaf prints, scavenger hunts, shell art, puppet making and more.
Applicable Ages: 5-12 years old
Program Fees: $65 full /$35 half

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $12.00 per hr.
Advance Notice for Babysitting: yes
Keiki Club Program fees:$65 full day including lunch, $45 half day, $35 half day without lunch. *4 hour minimum, special rates apply on holidays

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Heaven
Natasha H,
Tue Jan 16 09:56:16 EST 2018
The Kahala is a special place. It is paradise on earth, from the incredible breakfast (how will I survive without thin pancakes?) to the gorgeous beach, everyone who makes lunch and the day fun (Christina, Alicia, Sean and the team) before the tough decision of dinner. The rooms are gorgeous, like everything else - somehow being absolutely modern while feeling the same and like home over the last 40 years. The days passed so quickly and I can’t wait to return to our Kahala ohana. Mahalo.

Paradise Found !!
Renee C,
Sun Jan 14 15:58:30 EST 2018
Luxurious!!! Located on a beautiful secluded beach, away from the rat-race of Waikiki. The Kahala Hotel is a great get-away. Very peaceful! Rooms are generously sized. The staff of the hotel is amazing! Kerry Kuhl is the BEST !!!! She understands the needs of clientele. Many celebrities and VIP's stay here. We had the greatest time! Highly recommend!

Classic elegance
Rose_Poupre, Tokyo, Japan
Sat Jan 13 19:39:19 EST 2018
I like the calm atmosphere of Kahala (comparing to waikiki) Their restaurants are very good, the beach is tranquil and the service is very good. The staff is very friendly and nice. It would be great if the hotel had toys to let the kids play on the beach instead of just selling.

December Vacation
Eric H, Kent, Washington
Thu Jan 11 14:58:04 EST 2018
This place is off the charts and is a great destination with a very nice quite beach, excellent service all around, nice pool and out door bar. It is expensive not sure if it's worth the price but over all it was a great experience. Just may not ever go back due to the cost....

Very nice but overpriced
Lon_Sg_Syd_traveller, Sydney, Australia
Thu Jan 11 11:35:17 EST 2018
The Kahala is a formerly grand and discreet hotel attracting all US Presidents since LBJ (not yet Trump), other world leaders and celebrities. There is a wall of photos of such guests which is fun to view. Apart from the Obamas, however, who do still put in appearances, this hotel has dropped off a bit, with the decor and maintenance showing as much, and yet the prices are still high. The staff at the front and bell desks, concierge, formal restaurants and bar tend to be very nice, with some standouts including Gary the bus driver who is a gentleman with a large amount of local knowledge. The pool and main restaurant staff are a little harder to deal with as they are busy - ask the wrong person for an item of cutlery and the response is a harried "I'll get your server". Regrettably, you'll be told that things can't be done (e.g. a table in the pool bar area), but $50 later they can be done. Guests then get competitive. The "beach front" rooms are that in name only. You'll face a six-deep throng of deck chairs to wade through to get to the sea. That would be fine if only there was adequate disclosure beforehand. To be fair to the hotel, we understand the State government has apparently changed the law regarding public access to the beach, and this has affected hotel layouts and planning in that area. The carpets in some of the bedrooms are in dire need of a steam clean, while others are fine. Paint is peeling in some areas of the hotel but not others. It needs a bit more work. We had a good time and the hotel is a nice place to stay. But given the above issues, the prices that they charge are too steep in the circumstances. There is more work to be done before the hotel is comparable with the Halekulani and Trump hotels.



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