Following an extensive $55.4 million redevelopment, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club will reopen on March 31, 2017 as the Prince Waikiki.
The renovation took eight months and included transforming 563 oceanfront guestrooms, redefining dining options, enhancing meeting spaces, modernizing the lobby and adding a new infinity pool.
“We’re thrilled to unveil an all-new experience that truly meets the needs and expectations of today’s traveler,” said general manager Chuck Abbott. “Beyond the impressive physical transformation, we’ve also focused on personalizing guest services and offering a modern artful place for travellers to gather.”
DESIGN & GUESTROOMS
All of the hotel’s design and rebranding elements reflect the story of Waikiki’s history as a gathering place. Symbols used include the naio flower, an indigenous restorative plant; the hinana, a nourishing fish; and limu ‘ele’ele, a rejuvenating seaweed. A signature art piece is suspended in the lobby is also incorporated in the hotel’s new logo. Hulali i ka lã, which means glistening in the sun, was designed by local artist Kaili Chun.
The property’s 563 guestrooms and suites have been remodeled. All feature floor-to-ceiling ocean views, windows that open and a comfortable seating area. Their decor gives a nod to the hotel’s sense of place: the carpet reflects sand dunes formed by the estuary where hinana fish flourished; and the hand-painted wall mural captures the naio flower. The bathrooms have also been upgraded and are stocked with Mãlie Organics, all-natural bath products that incorporate Hawai’i’s tropical flora.
The property’s remodeled event spaces also pay tribute to its natural history. The meeting spaces, all of which are equipped with the latest technology, are:
- Pi’inaio Ballroom, a 6,960-square-foot space that can be divided into two rooms
- Manoa Boardroom, a 408-square-foot executive venue
- Palolo Room, a 1,293-square-foot space that can be partitioned into four breakout rooms
- Makiki Room, a new, 1,594-square-foot venue with natural lighting
- Waihi Boardroom, a new, 358-square-foot space with natural lighting
- Muliwai Deck, an outdoor venue adjacent to the pool that can be used for receptions and dinners
F&B options at the property include:
- a signature restaurant, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, which features a new bar serving craft cocktails, beers and wines on tap, and small bites;
- Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo, located in the lobby level;
- Honolulu Coffee Company, also in the lobby.
In addition, a number of private dining rooms are available.