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‘Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach

by Nicole Dorsey

‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Honolulu, Hawaii

Named “royal brightness” in honor of the last reigning monarch on Oahu, the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is known for tranquility and natural beauty. With views of Diamond Head and downtown Honolulu, the hotel tower has 839 newly designed rooms and suites.

Powered nearly 100 percent by the island’s renewable energy, ‘Alohilani is on track to become the first carbon-neutral hotel in Hawaii. Other modern resort amenities include eco-friendly landscaping and cultural programming for the whole family. (Try playing the ukulele or learning how to hula dance.)

Honoring Oahu’s natural environments  

Guests arrive with conservation in mind, welcoming the opportunity to protect local waters and island  treasures. There’s living proof of the island’s protected biodiversity in the hotel’s vast 280,000-gallon Oceanarium, teeming with reef fish, protected coral and otherworldly sponges.

When guests book the Unforgettable, Soulful Hawaii package they dive into the natural beauty of Oahu, including a special tree planting experience on the North Shore. The resort pledges to plant 100,000 indigenous trees with its partner, the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative. A $5 “tree fee” is added to every stay, and each tree in Legacy Forest is geo-tagged and tracked throughout its life.

Sustainable fishing and menu options

After building up an appetite, browse menus at three eateries, including a casual pool bar. You’ll nibble on locally sourced fish and pure island products, such as morning mochi pancakes and Kailua whole-roasted pig. Indulge in acclaimed Iron Chef Morimoto’s signature eateries. You can’t find fresher sashimi and dim sum on the island. SWELL restaurant  also offers a new, innovative sustainable food and cocktail happy hour menu. 

At his more casual restaurant, Momosan Ramen, menu standouts include spicy tuna tacos and red curry miso ramen (with tender ground pork) that’ll keep you coming back for more. Plus, Chef Morimoto’s perfectly brewed five-year-old sake is the ultimate accompaniment to one of Oahu's signature dishes: garlic shrimp. Many restaurants proudly boast their own version.

Explore ‘Alohilani Resort

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