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Hilton Waikoloa Village Completes $1 Million Renovation
Waikoloa, Hawaii (July 6, 2011) – Hilton Waikoloa recently completed a $1 million renovation to the Naupaka and Nai’a suites, the most luxurious suites and the crown of the accommodations available at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Perfect for discriminating travelers that require personal attention, these two suites have been exclusive to select visitors since the resort’s opening in 1988.
Famed Hawaiian design firm, Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo envisioned the suites as the legendary seaside home of Naupaka, an ancient Hawaiian princess who is said to await the return of her long lost love Kaui and whose pure white flower can be found throughout the resort. Overlooking the Dolphin Quest lagoon, the suites pay homage to the Nai’a, meaning dolphin in Hawaiian, which is reflected in the colors woven throughout the interior.
Upon entry, the two suites feature a spectacular two-story lagoon view. Soft celadon and aqua tones in the fabrics and artwork complement the breathtaking view of the clear blue Pacific Ocean. Handsome wood entry doors are carved with a modern Polynesian motif to symbolize a “place of importance” for guests. A crystal chandelier and dramatic decorative grill add to the grandeur in the foyer below. Rich wood floors add warmth, color and a residential feel to the space. Translucent silver accents in accessories and finishes reflect the tones of the moonlight dancing on the lagoon just outside the suites. Hand looped wool rugs with crisp patterned leaf forms add a touch of richness underfoot. In addition to the placement of a whirlpool bathtub and sauna, pebbled cast art glass and mother of pearl accents in the master bath add an elegant glow and charm. The carefully woven headboard flanked by glowing capiz shell wall sconces adds to the atmosphere of island luxury. Additionally, the suites now feature a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and the latest kitchen accessories.
In addition to redesigned interiors, renovations include a complete redesign of exteriors, including outdoor installation of a private Jacuzzi, exclusive outdoor dining area and beautiful new tile work.
About Hilton Waikoloa Village
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,240 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; Camp Menehune children's program; Legends of the Pacific Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops.
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltononline, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and 615,000 rooms in 84 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
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