The Royal Hawaiian Hotel
In 1927, the six-story, 400-room The Royal Hawaiʻian, was built just down the beach from the iconic Moana Hotel and became famous for it’s world-class accommodations and signature pink exterior. The property has a storied past, as the location of King Kamehameha I and Queen Ka’ahumanu’s Summer Palace as well as the recreation center for the Pacific Fleet during WWII. Now a Luxury Collection Resort (and part of Marriott’s Bonvoy points program), this beachfront, Moorish-inspired pink palace has gained a reputation for excellent mai tais, fine dining and a modern tower that’s a luxury hotel-within-a-hotel. While it shares a seaside fantasy pool with the neighboring Sheraton Waikiki that kids will enjoy, this vintage beauty makes a perfect adult playground, thanks to its center-of-everything location and focus on culinary pleasures.
Photo courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian