After $115 million refurbishment, the fresh and modern Waikiki’s longstanding Pacific Beach Hotel will open its door in December this year. Following the transformation, the hotel will enter the market as ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Hawaiian for “the heavenly brightness,” the new hotel’s name was chosen to honor the islands’ last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani(the property lies on land held by theQueen Liliuokalani Trust). Renovation of the guestrooms is complete along with Lychee Restaurant, O Bar and the saltwater oceanarium.
Designed by the Rockwell Group, resort’s 839 airy rooms and suites all feature a clean, neutral palette of creamy whites and sandy beiges, keeping the focus on the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head Peak, and bustling city outside.
The stunning pool deck will feature a new saltwater infinity pool overlooking the pristine shoreline, a pool bar, tiered day beds, and stepping stones leading to exclusive cabanas perched above a new shallow water pool for kids.
The hotel’s famous oceanarium undergone an extensive upgrade with the interior of the aquarium boasting new coral that mimics the coral reef formations found in the waters of Waikiki Beach. The saltwater aquarium, which has a one-of-kind replenishment system that filters directly from the ocean, serves as the home to more than 1,000 protected marine animals.
With the added investment, the property likely will increase its average daily room rate from a range of $190-$210 to $260-$280.