Holiday at the Halekulani Hotel on Oahu

Halekulani Hotel
Courtesy of: Halekulani Hotel

As the holiday travel season is quickly approaching, many Hawaiian resorts are planning amazing holiday celebrations.

The luxury Halekulani Hotel is located on five acres fronting the gorgeous Waikiki Beach on Oahu. This elegant hotel has a long reputation of offering its guests gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine.

o December 12 – 24: Twelve Days of Christmas at Halekulani

Each day, guests of Halekulani are treated to surprising, thoughtful, exclusive and complimentary holiday festivities. From poolside snow cones and limo transfers to the ‘Rodeo’ of Hawaii…this is a tradition beloved by return guests.

o December 24: Halekulani’s Santa Claus arrives by Outrigger Canoe
As the sun sets over Waikiki, young children of Hawaii dance hula and sing in anticipation of Halekulani’s beloved Santa Claus who surfs into Waikiki Beach every year. Santa hosts an exclusive Halekulani children’s party and an elegant adult’s reception together with the General Manager.

o December 31: Halekulani New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Halekulani celebrates New Year’s Eve with a formal gala of fine dining at La Mer and Orchids featuring festive entertainment by the Honolulu Symphony and a fireworks extravaganza over Waikiki Beach.

2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(800) 367-2343

Halekulani, Hawaii Luxury

Staying at the Halekulani on Oahu is a real treat. If you’re used to luxury or simply want luxury on your vacation, consider staying at this resort, located directly on Waikiki Beach.

The Halekulani offers an unmatched service that starts already at check-in, where you’ll be escorted right to your room to do all the formalities there. A box of chocolates and a fresh fruit platter will be waiting for you.

About 90 percent of all rooms have some sort of ocean view. All are oversized and have a spacious bath with a deep tub and separate shower and a large, furnished balcony. Of course, you’ll also have other luxurious amenities, such as a DVD player and wireless Internet access.

Many things are for free here, such as room safes, local calls, valet parking, the newspaper, cribs and entertainment. For an extra touch of luxury, you can book the Royal Suite, which comes with a personal butler, an airport limo, a baby grand piano and breakfast in the suite.

The Halekulani has 455 units spread out over 5 buildings. It includes 5 conference rooms and a business center. For guests interested in culture, the hotel supplies free tickets to some of the city’s cultural offerings, such as the Honolulu Symphony, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Contemporary Museum, the Bishop Museum and the Iolani Palace.

If you’re health conscious, you’ll like their fitness center and spa, which offers various body treatments drawn from Asian, Hawaiian and South Pacific healing traditions. The hotel’s food services are outstanding and everything is created there, from chocolates, pastries, ice creams to breads.

Are there any disadvantages, you ask? Well, there is small one. It’s their beach. Unfortunaltey, it’s small and partially lined by a seawall. But otherwise, it’s a relaxing place to stay and probably won’t leave a wish open.