|Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort celebrated the completion of its newly restored Rainbow Mural. Photo: courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Hilton Worldwide and Blackstone recently broke ground on a new 418-unit vacation ownership tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort also celebrated the completion of its newly restored, iconic Rainbow Mural on June 23 with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and dedication ceremony. The event was attended by media, local tourism officials, contractors and other dignitaries. 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 Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is slated for completion in early 2017. The 37-floor tower will be constructed adjacent to the Tapa Tower and will offer views of the Pacific Ocean and immediate access to the 22-acre oceanfront Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. Visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa has completed renovations totaling nearly $21 million in enhancements to its rooms and snack shop. Supplementing these improvements, the hotel has also added a new club lounge. Renovations include a complete room refresh of 522 guest rooms and 36 suites in the Tower and Diamond wings. The Tower Wing’s renewal includes the creation of the new Penthouse at the Moana floor. Penthouse at the Moana features newly available and upgraded suites, including the Moana’s signature Pookela Suite, offering views of Diamond Head and Oahu’s south shore. Visit www.moana-surfrider.com.
Aston Hotels & Resorts is making it easy for dog owners to share the surf and sand of Waikiki with their new dog-friendly stay program at Hotel Renew by Aston. All dogs up to 20 pounds are welcomed with a personal “paw-written” note by the hotel dog, Manju, along with doggie amenities such as a dog bed, toy, food dish and special locally made treats upon check-in. Visit www.hotelrenewbyaston.com.
For the first time, Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore is opening up both its legendary Palmer Golf Course and Fazio Golf Course, regarded as some of the best places to play in Hawaii, for unlimited free play. With Turtle Bay’s ‘Swing Freely’ deal, guests can enjoy unlimited golf on either of the resort’s two courses for up to two guests per room throughout the month of October. Visit www.turtlebayresort.com.
The 96-room Aqua Oasis recently completed a $2.5 million renovation and sports a fresh urban loft meets island paradise setting. Families and groups will want to take advantage of the special rates available for the spacious suites and loft-like apartments with complimentary Continental breakfast. Visit www.aquaoasishotel.com.