About Halekulani Hotel
As one of the first hotels in Waikiki, the Halekulani Hotel, meaning “House Befitting Heaven” has been at the forefront of Hawaiian luxury. Nestled on the sands of Waikiki Beach, the Halekulani strives to offer guests an amazing experience with fine dining restaurants, a world-class spa, and delightful Hawaiian music.
The Halekulani Hotel is one of the most recognizable hotels in Waikiki with it’s tiered balconies extending towards the sea.
A complete renovation of all guest rooms completed in 2012 has given the Halekulani a brand new face and 21st century amenities for guests.
Tour Pick-Up Location:Taking a tour? If you’re staying at the Halekulani, we’ll pick you up at the Halekulani’s front loading area.
Originally built in 1907, the Halekulani Hotel was originally a residential hotel named the Hau Tree, and was owned by Hawaiian businessman Robert Lewers.
In 1917 the Hau Tree Hotel expanded upon and was renamed the Halekulani Hotel by new owners Juliet and Clifford Kimball.
Today, as a member of “The Leading Hotels Of The World” association, the Halekulani Hotel continues to win awards for it’s service, dining, and wedding venue opportunities.
Facts & Trivia
- Island: Oahu
- Amenities: Four diamond rating, two award-winning fine dining restaurants, upscale shopping, beautiful hotel pool, world-class spa, easy access to Waikiki Beach, and over 450 rooms.
- Insider Tip: Take a step into the past and head over to the "House Without A Key" for an evening cocktail and live Hawaiian music under a Keawe tree that is over 100 years old!
- Fun Fact: The bottom of the pool at the Halekulani Hotel is covered with over one million pieces of South African glass tile to form a beautiful mosaic of a Cattleya Orchid.
- Pop Culture: The "House Without A Key" deck lounge is named after the first novel of the Charlie Chan detective series by Earl Derr Biggers written in 1925.