Transformed into O'ahu's First Westin Resort
HONOLULU, June 8, 2007 - On June 7, the Moana Surfrider on famous Waikiki Beach officially transformed into O'ahu's first Westin resort. The landmark Victorian property, now renamed as Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort, offers renewal for weary travelers, the Westin signature scent of white tea and the Westin Heavenly Bed(R). A traditional Hawaiian blessing and a release of 106 butterflies, signifying the age of the Moana, marked the historic renewal of one of Waikiki's most iconic hotels.
Waikiki's first resort, built in 1901 and affectionately christened
the "First Lady of Waikiki," the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort, has
undergone a complete transformation. While maintaining its elegant ambiance
and Hawaiian sense of place, the historic hotel has been renewed with modern
amenities including the Westin's signature Heavenly Bed(R) and Heavenly
Bath(R), as well as new flat screen televisions. The Moana's distinctive
porte cochere entrance draws visitors to wander into a revitalized lobby
featuring hardwood floors, new furniture and lighting fixtures.
Guests will also experience Westin's Superfoods menu featuring foods
with high anti-oxidant qualities. In addition, the resort will offer Westin's
signature Service Express program and a new Westin Kids Discovery Club.
In the evening, guests can decompress during Westin's new take on happy
hour - "Unwind: A Westin Evening Ritual."
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii
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