OAHU HILTON HOTELS
HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE
Hilton is the most recognized name in the global lodging hospitality industry. Since the time Conrad Hilton bought the first hotel in Cisco, Texas in 1919, Hilton has grown to over 500 hotels, with more than 147,667 rooms in cities all over the world. This preeminent brand name in hospitality has been synonymous with excellence for offering its guests and customers the finest accommodations, services, amenities and value for business or leisure. Due to its fast growth, Hilton can today offer its guests the widest possible variety of hotel experiences, including four-star city center hotels, convention properties, all-suite hotels, extended stay, mid-priced focused service, destination resorts, vacation ownership, airport hotels and conference centers.
The name Hilton came to Oahu in 1961 when hotelier Conrad N. Hilton purchased the majority of interest in the hotel Hawaiian Village. Conrad Hilton bought Kaiser’s shares in the hotel, which was then owned by Fritz B. Burns and Henry J. Kaiser. The name Hilton was added and the name of the resort became Hilton Hawaiian Village. At the time of the purchase, the Village occupied an area of 20 acres and included the building of where Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa now stands, the thatched-roof guest rooms and suites, the Tapa Room, Ocean Tower (now Ali`i Tower), Village Tower (where now Tapa Tower stands), Diamond Head Tower, gardens, three swimming pools, and the beach with the lagoon and catamaran pier.
The already fast growing Hawaiian Village continued its growth with the purchase. By 1965, the 25-story Hilton Lagoon Apartment’s room count increased to 1,556. The superstructure of the Mid-Pacific Conference Center resting atop the 1,800 vehicle-capacity parking garage was completed in 1969. In 1970, Rainbow Bazaar with more than 40 shops and restaurants was completed.
In December 1977, Fritz B. Burns, his son Patrick F. Burns, and close associates sold 50% of their equity interest in Hilton Hawaiian Village to Prudential Insurance Company of America. The remaining 50% was retained by Hilton Hotels Corporation through a subsidiary. Then in 1998, the Prudential share was also bought and Hilton Hawaiian Village was entirely owned and operated by Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort and Spa is a perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic Hawaiian hospitality. Located on 22 prime beachfront acres, the “Village” is a unique resort concept. It offers the widest stretch of beach on Waikiki, a beachfront lagoon, waterfalls, five pools including Oahu’s largest Super Pool, tropical gardens with exotic wildlife, an exquisite art collection, as well as nightly entertainment including the weekly King’s Jubilee, a Friday evening Hawaiian music and dance celebration that ends with a brilliant fireworks display on the beach. The Village also offers more than 20 restaurants with the finest of cuisine ranging from Italian to Asian to traditional steak menus. The Village also boasts more than 90 shops, as well as a full-service Spa, a Preventive Medicine Center, and a Hawaiian Arts and Culture Center. Designed for comfort and convenience, the rooms and suites offer a variety of amenities.
A unique feature of Hilton Hawaiian Village is the existence of various “skyscraper hotels” within the resort. They total 6 in number - Ali’i Tower, Rainbow Tower, Kalia Tower, Tapa Tower, Diamond Head Tower, and the Lagoon Tower, which is also known as the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Ali’i in Hawaiian means ‘royalty’, and appropriate to its name, Ali’i offers a truly royal experience. At this extraordinary retreat right on Waikiki Beach, you can experience the absolute finest in luxurious accommodations, great amenities and unparalleled service. Exclusive amenities include private pool, sun terrace, whirlpool, Ali'i Tower Fitness Center, and spacious European-style design dressing areas. The exclusive Ali'i Tower Oceanview Terrace is an excellent spot for viewing the amazingly beautiful beach and magnificent sunsets. For Ali'i Tower guests, complimentary hors d'oeuvres are served nightly at the Oceanview Terrace, and continental breakfast is available in the morning.
Rainbow Tower is located on prime beach land, and just steps from the Super Pool, which is the largest pool on the island. This 31-story tower is recognized as an Oahu landmark for the two mosaic tile rainbows on either side of the building. The mosaics are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being two of the world's tallest mosaics. The comfortable, spacious guest rooms and suites feature tropical décor with marble-top desks, wooden armoires with intricately carved leaf motifs and colorful tropical bedspreads. Rainbow Tower is home to two of Oahu's finest dining experiences, Bali by the Sea® and Golden Dragon®, which provide an elegant, seaside atmosphere and have garnered numerous prestigious awards.
Surrounded by cascading waterfalls, lush gardens and ornate bronze sculptures of ancient Hawaiian dancers, the Kalia Tower is the newest resort tower to be built in Waikiki in over 10 years. Kalia Tower features a dramatic 45-foot-high lobby ceiling and showcases extraordinary Hawaiian artwork. Each of the 453 guest rooms in the Kalia Tower has its own work space, two dedicated phone lines, voicemail, speakerphone and dataports. The top four floors of the Kalia Tower are designated Executive Floors with exclusive accessibility and added amenities. Mandara Spa, one of Hawaii's most complete and luxurious spas, is located at Kalia Tower. The Spa features a state-of-the-art cardiovascular Fitness Center, a full-service salon and a dramatic, mosaic-tiled outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sun terrace. The Ola Pono Spa Café serves light and healthy spa cuisine. Kalia Tower is also home to the Bishop Museum Collection, which tells the story of life in Waikiki with a combination of priceless artifacts from the Bishop Museum's unparalleled collection.
Diamond Head Tower
Diamond Head Tower is located near the Village Green, the garden with the lush tropical plants, and exotic wildlife, including South African black-footed penguins, swans and African red-winged flamingos. Tapa Pool, a number of fine shops, and some of the Village’s casual dining restaurants are all close by. The guest rooms, offering either scenic Village garden or ocean views, are all spacious with a décor which is a unique blend of traditional Hawaiian motifs combined with modern interior features. On the ground floor of Diamond Head Tower is the 24-hour Xerox® Business Services Center, which provides business services, Internet access, equipment rental and shipping for all business needs.... more
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village - 2003 Kalia Road, Honolulu HI 96815 US
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Lagoon Tower, also known as the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village, offers Waikiki's most luxurious resort experience. Each of the one - or two - bedroom suites has a full kitchen, living/dining area, a spacious lanai, and feature breathtaking ocean views. The décor is fresh and contemporary with carved wood furniture. The Lagoon Tower facilities include the Tower's private pool and whirlpool, and a Concierge Desk in the tower's lobby. The sparkling white sand beach is just steps away... more