News for the Hospitality Executive
Opened in 1964, the Honolulu's Legendary Kahala Hotel
Completes $52 million Renovation
HONOLULU, HI (July 27, 2009) - The legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort announces completion of a multi-million dollar renovation. Work began in March 2007 with just a whisper, and continued with minimal impact to the impeccable guest service the resort is renowned for.
"We've accomplished our goal of restoring The Kahala to the grand splendor for which it's been known. The refreshed spaces and brand new rooms offer guests the latest contemporary comforts and many have already told us we've exceeded their expectations, with every detail befitting of The Kahala's elegant style," said Thomas Pauly, general manager of The Kahala. "The resort has never looked better and will continue to evolve, but we have completely remade the hotel in time for The Kahala's 45th anniversary."
While renovation work has been discreet, the improvements now are unmistakable. All guestrooms in the resort's Tower and Dolphin wings, The Kahala Spa, signature suites, meeting spaces and porte cochere have been redone with costs totaling US$52 million (US$30 million solely for guest rooms).
The resort's Diamond Head and Koko Head guestrooms and suites have taken on an island-style influence. Each room and suite epitomizes the resort's signature "Kahala Chic" design, a contemporary look with an open and airy tropical feel reflecting the elegant island lifestyle enjoyed in residential Kahala. Other notable influences include:
Five new treatment rooms have also been added to the Kahala Spa, each with a commanding view of the golf course and Koko Head Crater and large enough to accommodate couples treatments. The spa also includes a men's retreat complete with a barber's chair for shaves and there is another suite dedicated to manicures and pedicures. Spa guests can also enjoy a new outdoor lounge area.
The Kahala has refreshed over 11,500 square feet of meeting and ballroom space with a complete décor redo from floor to ceiling. New carpeting of yellow and orange cymbidium orchid patterns, a Celadon and sage color scheme with damask wallpaper and carved wood panels emphasize the hotel's Hawaiian charm. Impressive hand-carved and custom buffet tables, armoires and hutches along with the custom designed chandeliers and island inspired shell mosaic artwork further accent the spaces.
- About The Kahala -
With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an exclusive oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in Hawai'i.
The Kahala has five restaurants including the award-winning Hoku's, a spa, and a lagoon that is home to six Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and is long recognized internationally as an icon among legendary resorts. In 2009, The Kahala celebrated 45 years as one of Hawaii's top resort destinations.
For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at www.kahalaresort.com
|Also See:||Affiliate of Trinity Investments, LLC Acquries the Kahala Mandarin Oriental; The Legendary Kahala Will Carry Its Own Flag With New Management / January 2006|
|Thomas Pauly Appointed General Manager of the Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii / April 2009|