Kyo-Ya Hotels & Resorts
Helumoa, Waikīkī, Oʻahu
10 Acres | 529 Guestrooms
Philpotts & Associates
Walters Kimua Motoda
Opened in 1927 and known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikīkī is an oasis of timeless luxury on the island of Oʻahu.
Destined to become known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific”, The Royal Hawaiian ushered in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawai‘i. The Design Concept for the project, since its inception, has been “The Restoration of the Royal Grounds – Helumoa, Waikīkī”. This idea of the “Royal Grounds” has multiple meanings, and the Architects continually guided by this principle objective.
Guests arrive at the Royal Hawaiian to a breathtakingly redesigned porte-cochere and step through the grand arches of the entrance into a comfortably elegant reception area. In addition to the “Royal” nature of the iconic hotel, as important would be the recognition and respect due the “Royal” history of the Land and its people who had called it home. The renovated guest rooms feature vintage koa seating, exotic furnishings, historic photographs and other indigenous objects and art. A dedicated concierge who will attend to their every need will greet guests at the Royal Beach Tower—a decadent “hotel within a hotel” located adjacent to the main building.