In time for summer travelers, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort recently completed a six month, $21 million renovation of the 17-story Diamond Head Tower. The transformation included refurbishment of all 380 guest rooms and suites, hallways and lobby resulting in a fantastic ‘new’ choice for kama‘āina and travelers.
The new look for guest accommodations incorporate natural and indigenous-inspired textiles to convey a distinctive Hawaii sense of place in a subtle, contemporary way. Guests enjoy lauhala style woven chairs, brass drawer knobs emulating porous coral and carpet inspired by Native Hawaiian kāhili – feather standards used for Hawaiian royalty. Other features include a sleek, modern granite desk and wooden bed frames and end tables which provide sophisticated touches for an upscale beach house feel. Amenities include a lanai or Juliet balcony, a bar area with refridgerator and coffee maker, flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and PlayStation® 3, and in-room safe.
The corridors have new carpeting, energy-efficient LED lighting and Hawaii inspired artwork. Lobby improvements include new furnishings and rugs selected in natural tones and textures to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Artwork of Diamond Head and the Waikiki lifestyle are featured throughout the open air space adding to the distinct Hawaii sense of place.
Diamond Head Tower offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and resort view rooms overlook 22 acres of lush, tropical gardens. The central location provides direct access to more than 90 shops and services and 20 restaurants, lounges and bars on Hilton’s campus, as well as Duke Kahanamoku Beach, named America’s Best Beach in 2014 by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University.
For more information or to book accommodations call +1 800 445 8667 or visit www.hawaiianvillage.hilton.com.