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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hotel Contact:
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
United States
Main: 808-949-4321
Email: Email Hotel John Hawley
Area Director of Sales and Marketing: John Hawley
Website: www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.2
Chain Hilton
Renovated 2014
Guest Rooms 2,860
Kings/Suites/Doubles 1,187 / 244 / 1,673
Room Rates High $249-349 Low $219-289
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 1500

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee $35 + tax
Room Tax 9.25
Sales Tax 4.71

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 27,120ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 96,244ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 150,000ft²

Airport Proximity

Honolulu International Airport
20 min 8 miles (13 km)

Business:

24 Hour Business Center
Event Concierge
Wired And Wireless High-Speed Internet

Recreation:

Beach
Lagoon
Pools
Lush Tropical Ground
Spa
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Cultural Activities
Surfing/Paddle Boar Lessons
Snorkeling
Catamaran Saling Cruises
Submarine Rides

Nearby:

Hawaii Convention Center
Ala Moana And Waikiki Shopping
Pearl Harbor
Diamond Head Crater
Honolulu Zoo
Waikiki Aquarium
Aloha Tower
Downtown And Chinatown
Oahu Beaches
Oahu Hiking
Oahu Golf
Oahu'S Famous North Shore
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Bali Steak & Seafood
0
Hawaii Regional
Benihana
0
Japanese
Blue Water Shrimp
0
Hawaiian
CJ's New York Style Delicatessen
0
American
DQ/Orange Julius at the Beach
0
Snacks And Treats
Fresco Italian Restaurant
0
Italian
Fresh Connection
0
Hatsuhana
0
Japanese
Lappert's Ice Cream
0
Snacks And Treats
Pronto Pickle
0
Rainbow Lanai
0
Round Table Pizza
0
Italian
Starbucks Coffee
0
Tropics Bar & Grill
0
American

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $40 Cont. $30
Lunch Buffet $45 Plated $50
Dinner Buffet $70 Plated $70
Coffee Break $20
2-Hour Open Bar on-consumption
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
This endorsement is an independent unbiased determination granted only to the hotels meeting the standards set by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board. Elite endorsement is never sold or licensed.
4.1
3 reviews
Arrival Experience:
3.7
Accommodations:
4.2
Food & Beverage:
4.5
Guest Service Experience:
4.0
Conference Services Staff:
3.8
Meeting and Function Facilities:
5.0
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.8
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.5
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Coral Ballroom 2,308 68.9 x 32.9 5 24,408 226.00' x 108.00' 17 1,920 3,520 2,610 3,775 0 0 0 0
Coral Ballroom-Coral I 242 15.8 x 15.2 5 2,600 52.00' x 50.00' 17 214 375 240 416 0 0 0 0
Coral Ballroom-Coral I and II N/A 15.8 x 32.9 5 5,616 52.00' x 108.00' 17 420 700 420 615 0 0 0 0
Coral Ballroom-Coral I, II, and III N/A 40.2 x 32.9 5 14,256 132.00' x 108.00' 17 910 1,500 1,100 1,500 0 0 0 0
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Property News
Hilton Hawaiian Village Completes $7 Million Renovation of Tapa Ballroom
Posted June 1, 2015
HONOLULU – June 1, 2015 – Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is pleased to announce the completion of a $7 million renovation of its Tapa Conference Center, which includes the Tapa Ballroom, Palace Lounge, Honolulu Suites, and Iolani Suites. The new 16,536-square-foot ballroom, which was completed on April 10, features a redesign inspired by patterns of Hawaiian tapa or kapa cloth expressed through color, images, textures, patterns and artwork by local artists.

“As Hawaii’s premier meetings resort with the most space devoted to group use and the largest room inventory at a single resort in Hawaii, it’s important to keep our indoor venues consistent with the natural beauty provided by our 22-acre destination resort,” said Tracy Walker, general manager, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. “Our goal was for groups to still feel a strong Hawaii sense of place that is inspiring for a productive meeting or celebration.”

The interior design was handled by Honolulu-based Pacific Asia Design Group, Inc., and reflects a balance between Hawaiian cultural art forms and a modernized environment. The design team conducted extensive research at Bishop Museum, the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, and worked with local experts on traditional tapa to accurately represent the traditional patterns and colors.

A large tapa-inspired three-dimensional relief sculpture, commissioned by talented local artists Georg James and John Dinsmore, is the new focal point of the space. Supporting artwork includes a collection of tapa cloth in koa frames featured throughout the ballroom.

Tapa patterns are also the inspiration for new carpeting, incorporating natural tones reminiscent of the dye colors used by Native Hawaiians, including warm browns, greys, and accents of burnt sienna. New lighting, including dramatic ballroom chandeliers, incorporates a more natural approach. Organic grillwork patterns surround light fixtures and natural, earthy colors carry throughout the elevator lobby and Palace Lounge. Accents including natural-edge wood tables, coconut vases, organic woven textures, natural metals and wood finishes evoke the surroundings of ancient Hawaii. Bench seating throughout has recreated tapa carvings reminiscent of the tapa beating sticks used for printing on the bark cloth.

For more information or to book an event, please contact the events department at 808 949 4321.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki’s only true destination resort, offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.
Bali Steak & Seafood Awarded AAA Four Diamond Award
Posted April 29, 2015
The restaurant has the longest running AAA Four Diamond status in Hawai‘i - 26 years
HONOLULU – April 29, 2015 – Sustaining a legacy as one of Hawai‘i’s leading restaurants,
Bali Steak & Seafood at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has been awarded
the AAA Four Diamond Award for the 26th consecutive year. Each year, AAA reviews
approximately 30,000 restaurants nationwide and only 2.3 percent receive the award. Bali
currently has the longest running AAA Four Diamond status in Hawai‘i and is among the top
10 longest-running winners in the nation.

The restaurant recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation led by Group 70
International architects, with interior design by San Francisco-based Puccini Group. In
addition to renovation, Chef de Cuisine JJ Reinhart launched a new menu concept he calls,
“Island Harvest Cuisine.” Island Harvest Cuisine highlights the restaurant’s partnerships with
local ranchers, farmers, fisherman and artisans. In addition to a focus on locally-sourced
produce, Bali offers unique seasonings with its specialty salts from Kona such as their citrus
salt for fish and kiawe-smoked salt for steak.
Some of the restaurant’s signature dishes include: double cut lamb chops, Delmonico, salt
roasted Kampachi fillet and a red curry seafood medley.
Founded in 1982, the restaurant’s 33 years of superior service is complemented by the
dedication of many of its employees. To name of few, sommelier Steve Fuller has been with
the company for 26 years and manager Alicia Antonio made 20 years with the restaurant this
year.

“It is an honor to once again be a recipient of this award,” said Tracy Walker, general
manager, Hilton Hawaiian Village. “The award is a reflection of our continued efforts and
commitment to providing our guests with an exceptionally unique dining experience that
highlights all that Hawai‘i has to offer,” she added.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 1 (800) 445-8668 or visit
www.hawaiianvillage.hilton.com.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki’s only true destination resort, offering
the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki’s
widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20
restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration
of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Completes $21 Million Transformation of its Diamond Head Tower
Posted April 13, 2015
Project Marks More Than $100 million In Improvements
HONOLULU – April 13, 2015 – Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has completed a six month, $21 million renovation of its 17-story Diamond Head Tower. The top-to-bottom transformation includes the refurbishment of all 380 guest rooms and suites, corridors and a refreshed lobby. Hilton’s Diamond Head Tower offers both sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and resort views overlooking the village’s 22 acres of lush, tropical gardens. The location provides direct access to more than 90 shops and services and 20 restaurants, lounges and bars on Hilton’s campus, as well as Duke Kahanamoku Beach, named America’s Best Beach in 2014 by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman of Florida International University.

“The new Diamond Head tower is one of the best values on Oahu as far as accommodations go,” said Jerry Gibson, area vice president, Hilton Hawaii. “It’s a new product with all the amenities of Waikiki’s only true destination resort—Hilton Hawaiian Village—in one of the most desired, ocean front locations in Hawaii.”

Hilton Hawaiian Village selected Hawaii-based Nan, Inc. as the general contractor for the project. Rider Levett Bucknall managed construction, Philpotts & Associates, headquartered on Oahu, handled the interior design, and Pacific Asia Design Group was the architect. All 380 rooms, including eight suites and 48 junior suites, incorporate natural and indigenous-inspired textiles to convey a distinctive Hawaii sense of place in a subtle, contemporary way. Hues of cream, sand, pale gray and mocha are accented by island themed textures and fixtures, including lauhala style woven chairs, brass drawer knobs emulating porous coral and carpet inspired by Native Hawaiian kahili—feather standards used for Hawaiian royalty. Masculine features, including a sleek, modern granite desk and wooden bed frames and end tables, provide sophisticated touches for an upscale beach house feel. Amenities include a lanai or Juliet balcony, a bar area with fridge and coffee maker, a desk, flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and PlayStation® 3, and an in-room safe.

The corridors include new carpeting, recessed, energy-efficient LED lighting and Hawaii inspired artwork. Lobby improvements include new furnishings and rugs selected in natural tones and textures to blend in with the surrounding landscape. Artwork of Diamond Head and the Waikiki lifestyle are featured throughout the open air space providing a distinct Hawaii sense of place.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki’s only true destination resort, offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.

For more information or to book accommodations call +1 800 445 8667 or visit www.hawaiianvillage.hilton.com.
HAWAII ENERGY AWARDS LARGEST INCENTIVE FOR A HOTEL
Posted December 10, 2014
New Energy-Efficient Lights and Motors Expected to Amass Energy Savings of $711k
HONOLULU, Dec. 10, 2014 – Hawaii Energy’s largest incentive for a hotel to date was recently awarded to Hawaii’s largest hotel – the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (Hilton).

Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, presented a $471,192 incentive check to the Hilton after the completion of phase I of a multi-phase, multi-million dollar energy efficiency upgrade project. Phase I included a major lighting retrofit in 1,839 guest rooms and the installation of energy-saving fan coil motors in all 2,860 guest rooms.

The incentive will help Hilton offset its phase I project costs of more than $1.91 million. Hawaii Energy’s incentive covered 24 percent of these costs.These energy efficiency upgrades are estimated to save 2.8 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually – equivalent to $710,360 in energy costs based on $0.2837/kWh. The simple payback period is just two years.

“We applaud the Hilton Hawaiian Village for embracing energy efficiency and leveraging the program’s incentives to maximize their investment,” said Ray Starling, Program Director, Hawaii Energy. “The visitor industry has been tremendous when it comes to saving energy and reducing its carbon footprint, which in the long run contributes to breaking Hawaii’s dependence on imported oil.”

The lighting retrofit involved replacing old lights such as halogens, incandescent bulbs and T12 fluorescent lights with 14,843 light emitting diode lamps (LEDs), as well as retrofitting 3,088 lower wattage T8 fluorescent lights with high performance ballasts. The new lights were installed by Energy Industries in the Hilton’s Aliʻi Tower, Diamond Head Tower, Kālia Tower and Rainbow Tower as well as the Coral Ballrooms.

“We’re privileged to live, work and welcome visitors to our beautiful island home and with that privilege, we see a responsibility to do our part to help preserve Hawaii’s beautiful environment through sustainable practices including the installation of energy-efficient equipment,” said Tracy Walker, general manager, Hilton Hawaiian Village.

In addition to lighting, the Hilton participated in Hawaii Energy’s limited-time increased incentive for ECMs, which totaled $298,730 – the largest amount the program has ever provided for this technology to a business ratepayer. The Hilton committed to the ECM project during Hawaii Energy’s promotion (November 2013 – January 2014) of an increased incentive from $55 per motor to $100.

ECMs use up to 50 percent less electricity compared to older inefficient motors by reducing the speed during periods of reduced cooling demand. The ECMs, installed by EMCC Hawaii, are fan motors that are used to circulate conditioned air throughout the guest rooms.
In phase II of this project, to be completed in 2015, the Hilton plans to install more LEDs and T8 fluorescent lights in its remaining towers and ballrooms. The hotel also plans to install kitchen demand ventilation control systems in all restaurants including its signature Bali Steak & Seafood and Tropics Bar & Grill. Similar to ECMs, these systems can also reduce energy usage by as much as 50 percent compared to traditional ventilation systems by utilizing temperature and/or smoke sensing to adjust ventilation rates as needed.

For more information about Hawaii Energy’s business incentives, please call 839-8880 or toll-free on the Neighbor Islands at (877) 231-8222. Visit www.HawaiiEnergy.com.

About Hawaii Energy
Hawaii Energy is a ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program administered by Leidos Engineering, LLC, under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, serving the islands of Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. Hawaii Energy offers cash rebates and other incentives to residents and businesses to help offset the cost of installing energy-efficient equipment. In addition to rebates, the program conducts education and training for residents, businesses and trade allies to encourage the adoption of energy conservation behaviors and efficiency measures. The program plays an important role in helping to achieve Hawaii’s goal of reducing total electric energy usage by 30 percent or 4.3 billion kWh by 2030. For more information, visit www.HawaiiEnergy.com.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Unveils
Posted November 17, 2014
HONOLULU – Nov. 17, 2014 – Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort debuted recent upgrades to its Waikiki Starlight Luau including new, dynamic show numbers, a mural designed by renowned Hawaii artist Kahi Ching and facility enhancements including a new show area and tiki thatched huts for activities and musicians.

“The Waikiki Starlight Luau continues to be one of the top experiences that we offer at our resort for guests, locals and other visitors to Oahu,” said Tracy Walker, general manager, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. “We continue to look for ways to better our resort, activities and offerings for an enhanced experience for our guests and local residents.”

“A Voyage Acorss The South Seas”
Hilton’s Waikiki Starlight Luau takes guests on an exhilarating voyage across the South Seas in celebration of Polynesian music and dance. From the mesmerizing Otea of Tahiti to the graceful Hawaiian hula to the rhythmic Maori dances of New Zealand, the show embraces the audience from its start to its exciting climax, an unprecedented four-man Samoan fire-knife dance.

The show opens with a new Te Ava Mo‘a Kahiko performance depicting the famous ocean pass navigated by Tahiti Nui before settling in Hawaii. The ancient hula is accompanied by the vibrant drum dances of Tahiti. Next, Otea/Hina—the exquisite woman of the moon—is honored through authentic Tahitian dance followed by Tonga where one of the oldest surviving dances in all Polynesia, Me‘etupaki, is celebrated. Other new numbers include Si Fe‘e celebrating Samoa, Aloha O‘ahu Implement Hula and Maori, which includes dance forms such as twirling the poi and the haka.

Napo‘o ‘Ana o ka Lā (Sunset)
Mural artist Kahi Ching’s sunset illustration provides vivid supplemental imagery enhancing the overall luau experience. Venturing into different mediums of art including painting, ceramics, and wood sculpting, Ching’s philosophy that one does not need to conform to the notion of conventional art, promoting the idea that art comes from within and is an expression of oneself. Through the work of Ching’s mural, audience members are able to see another interpretation of the journey made by Hawaii’s ancestors. The learn more about the artist and his work visit http://kahiching.com/about.

Upgraded Facilities
New tiki thatched huts and a renovated show area provide the perfect setting for live Hawaiian music and pre-show activities such as the pineapple toss, conch shell blowing challenge and group hula lessons.

Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Waikiki Starlight Luau is available from Sunday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (weather-permitting) on the rooftop of the Mid-Pacific Conference Center (schedule subject to change). To book tickets for the Waikiki Starlight Luau, visit www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/waikiki-starlight-luau or call 808-941-LUAU (808-941-5828).

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki’s only true destination resort, offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Completes $4.25M Rainbow Mural Restoration Project
Posted September 19, 2014
Once the World's Tallest Mosaic, the Iconic Millard Sheets Replica Ensures the Sustainability of One of Oahu’s Most Famous Landmarks
HONOLULU – (2014) – Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort celebrated the completion of its newly restored, iconic Rainbow Mural this summer with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and dedication ceremony. Hilton invested $4.25 million to ensure the two-sided mural, once named the world’s tallest mosaic when it was first revealed in 1968, would be an exact replica of the original designed by renowned artist Millard Sheets.

“The Rainbow Mural on Oahu is the iconic equivalent to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco or the Statue of Liberty in New York,” said Jerry Gibson, area vice president of Hilton Hawaii. “It is synonymous with Waikiki and is actually a celebrity in its own right. It has been the backdrop in many movies, TV shows and thousands of vacation photos taken on Waikiki Beach.”

The original mosaic, designed by Sheets, consisted of more than 16,000 hand-painted ceramic tiles on two sides of the 31-story Rainbow Tower with the focal point being 2.5 miles away, which on the ocean side, provides a warm welcome for visitors flying to Oahu. For the reproduction of the 286 feet high by 26 feet wide mosaics, Hilton contracted specialist United Kingdom-based Johnson Tiles – a company with a long history in both restoration projects and ceramic art tile production.

The restoration project started in September 2013 with the removal of the existing tiles from both sides of the tower. The process of creating and installing the tiles included a detailed tile-by-tile review and extensive photographic comparisons by Johnson Tiles experts, allowing them to perfectly color-match and intricately replicate each of the mural’s tiles. The new mural features more than 31,000 tiles.

Darren Clanford, creative director at Johnson Tiles said: “The Rainbow Mural has such great significance, not just to the Hilton Hawaiian Village but to the people of Hawaii. We invested considerable resources to ensure the digital tiles we produced convey the passion and character of Millard Sheets’ original work.”

Sheets’ son Tony, who was involved with the restoration project said: “This was one of my dad’s major pieces and I appreciate Hilton’s dedication to preserving this important part of my dad’s legacy in Hawaii.”

The new mural also incorporates new artwork by Tony Sheets at the base of the mountainside mural.

“The Rainbow Mural is a huge part of the heart and soul of Hilton Hawaiian Village,” said Gibson. “Once we decided to proceed with the restoration, it was critical to do it right.”

Following the opening of the Rainbow Tower in 1968, a gala unveiling of the Rainbow Mural was held celebrating the completion of the world’s largest mural. Hundreds of dignitaries attended including the Governor of Hawaii, John A Burns and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. Barron Hilton, then president of Hilton Hotels Corporation and son of its founder, Conrad, represented the hotel company at the event.

About Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is Waikiki’s only true destination resort, offering the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic hospitality on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. The resort features more than 90 shops and services, 20 restaurants, lounges and bars; and every Friday evening, it sets the stage for a celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment ending in a spectacular fireworks show.