The Royal Hawaiian’s Redo

 

 

Royal Beach Tower
Royal Beach Tower rooms look out over Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean.


 

We hear that The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, known familiarly as “The Pink Palace,” recently wrapped up its $70 million renovation with the completion of refurbishments to the Royal Beach Tower.

As opposed to rooms in the Historic Wing, most of which look out onto the hotel’s popular gardens, the Beach Tower rooms all have balconies with unobstructed views of the ocean. And while the amenities and services remain consistent throughout the two wings, the real difference is the sense of space and style that the new rooms offer.

The new Beach Tower rooms combine contemporary Hawaiian furnishings in light colors reminiscent of driftwood. Each room has unique elements (think Indonesian tables carved from local tree trunks, Asian-inspired nightstands and beach glass-inspired lamps).

In 2009, The Royal Hawaiian debuted as a Luxury Collection property after a renovation of the resort’s Historic Wing rooms, which sought to infuse more local flavor (think native furnishings and artwork). We say the new Royal Beach Tower rooms offer a great counterpoint to the Historic Wing rooms.
 

The hotel’s general manager, Kelly Hoen, welcomes luxury travel advisors to get in touch with her if they have questions or if sending VIPs to the hotel. The resort’s head concierge is Wendy Nagaishi.

 

 

Tower Suites
Tower Suites use local art and beach-inspired design.

 

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