More Details Revealed for Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach’s December Opening

The Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Nearing the completion of an extensive $115 million transformation, the current Pacific Beach Hotel recently announced it will officially debut as the all-new Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach in December. 

The resort will now be taking reservations as Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach and a "Sneak Peek @ Aloha Chic" travel package is available for travelers to experience the already-completed spaces of this hotel, which is located on Kalakaua Avenue.
The 839-room resort will feature five new culinary concepts and a destination pool deck along with design touches inspired by Oahu’s heritage. Residing on land held by the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, the property’s new name of Alohilani – Hawaiian for “the heavenly brightness” – was carefully chosen to honor Hawaii’s last reigning monarch. 

Guest Rooms and Suites

The 839 all-new guest rooms and suites offer ocean, Diamond Head and city views. The resort also offers six one-bedroom guest suites with living rooms, a dining area and wet bar, plus an elegant bathroom with dual vanities, a wet room with rain shower and soaking tub. All guest rooms and suites will also have Malie Organics’ Koke'e scented bath products.

Destination Pool Deck

A new destination pool deck on the fifth floor overlooking Waikiki Beach will feature a saltwater infinity pool along with chic social and relaxation spaces. 

The pool experience will also include Swell Bar, five cabanas perched atop a reflecting pool, tiered day beds and custom teak furniture, driftwood sculptures, lanterns and fire pits. Family guests can enjoy a separate, adjacent family pool.


Anchored by the three-story oceanarium, featuring tropical marine life, the newly-completed O Bar is the resort’s social gathering place that offers craft cocktails, local beers, a global wine list and local-infused small plates. Lychee serves a breakfast buffet of native dishes and seasonal favorites along with Hawaii-grown produce. Swell Bar at the destination pool deck will serve tropical cocktails and an all-day menu featuring Oahu favorites including poke and Kalua pork.
Morimoto Asia Waikiki will serve as the signature restaurant featuring chef Masaharu Morimoto’s cuisine that integrates Western and traditional Asian ingredients with unmatched creativity and innovation. This indoor-outdoor dining destination will look out toward the ocean and feature a glass-encased exhibition kitchen, a bar and outdoor lanais while the cuisine will range from freshly-carved Peking duck to dim sum and traditional wok fry dishes. 
For a fun and casual dining experience at street level with indoor and outdoor dining options, Momosan Waikiki will put noodles front and center and feature signature Morimoto sake and beer selections.  

Spa and Fitness Center

Alohilani Resort will be home to Island Club and Spa, a fitness and spa brand that will feature a fitness center on the third floor overlooking the saltwater oceanarium. 

Additional key amenities will include a movement studio for daily classes including aquatic Vinyasa yoga classes and "Fitness on Demand" virtual classes; two full-size tennis courts and a training turf and three spa treatment rooms, including a couple’s room for massages, body treatments and facials.

Lobby and Oceanarium

Lobby features include the O Bar with a new 280,000-gallon saltwater Oceanarium that is home to more than 1,000 indigenous marine life and coral reef formations; new guest services and group arrival spaces; a residential-style business center; and forthcoming retail boutiques. 

Guest Programming 

Alohilani Resort will offer culture-based learning adventures and educational programming inspired by Hawaii’s heritage with an emphasis on Queen Lili‛uokalani. 

Families with children ages five to 12 years old can enjoy The Monkey Pod Kid’s Club, a kid’s club that features cultural and fun outdoor activities.

Meeting and Event Space

Clients traveling for business will have access to nearly 20,000 square feet of redeveloped meeting and event space across a variety of indoor and outdoor options. From social events and weddings to meetings, retreats and conferences, the resort will offer new and enhanced spaces from more than 1,500 square feet to nearly 12,000 square feet.

Sneak Peek

A new “Sneak Peek @ Aloha Chic” travel package invites clients to be the first to experience Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach – now featuring newly-reimagined guest rooms and suites plus just-completed arrival and lobby experiences and the Lychee breakfast space. 

Visit to book the "Sneak Peek @ Aloha Chic" package for stays valid through December 2018. Opening rates start at $289 per night with suite rates starting at $899 per night.


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