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Thursday,  June 13, 2024 1:09 AM 

Luxury 'Alohilani Resort opens at Waikiki Beach


Luxury 'Alohilani Resort opens at Waikiki Beach

A new modern hotel, 'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, has opened at Waikiki Beach, with a commitment to preserving Hawaiian legacy by pledging to plant 100,000 indigenous trees on Oahu and the Big Island.

The new resort celebrates its grand opening today with the announcement of a partnership with Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative (HLRI), a non-profit organization committed to returning the indigenous koa, milo, and sandalwood trees back to Hawaii.

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Engaging visitors in an authentic Hawaiian experience, each 'Alohilani guest is encouraged to be part of reviving the endangered hardwood species and native ecosystem to Hawaii by planting their own tree at ʻAlohilani's forest on Gunstock Ranch nestled on Oahu's beautiful north shore. Guests can track their tree throughout its lifetime through drone imagery and a radio-frequency identification chip that records everything from genetic makeup and health to the circumstances of the planting. Scenic tree plantings include horseback riding, helicopter, and UTV tours.

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"ʻAlohilani has been five years in the making," said Vann Avedisian, principal of Highgate Holdings. "Our objective was to develop a contemporary resort in the heart of Waikiki Beach, creating something the market has not seen. We aimed to give our guests incredible pool, beach and dining experiences in the heart of Waikiki's shopping district, while at the same time connecting them to our Hawaiian heritage. We couldn't have found a stronger partnership than Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative as it represents the Hawaiian principles of respect for and stewardship of the land. The partnership provides our guests with the opportunity to experience and contribute to the rebirth of Hawaii's indigenous forests."

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The ʻAlohilani Resort features gourmet dining options in its two restaurants, Morimoto Asia and Momosan. Just steps from the sand, this fun and casual street side ramen restaurant and outdoor beer garden is located on one of the most active corners of Waikiki Beach.

Private cabanda and lounge areas are available at the pool, and fire pits come on at night. The resort also has a 280,000-gallon saltwater Oceanarium, which houses more than 1,000 indigenous marine animals. The Oceanarium anchors O Bar, the resort's panoramic gathering place, offering ocean-inspired craft cocktails, beer, wine, local-infused small plates and entertainment. Guests can also watch the reef fish from Lychee Restaurant, a lavish breakfast buffet of beloved native dishes and seasonal favorites along with Hawaii-grown produce and locally sourced coffee.

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ʻAlohilani Resort is home to Island Club and Spa, a fitness and spa experience that includes a state-of-the-art fitness centre on the third floor with a movement studio for daily classes and Fitness on Demand virtual classes. Enhancing the recreational offerings are two rooftop full-size clay tennis courts, batting cages and training turf along with sunset yoga and TRX classes overlooking the ocean.

Acclaimed design firm, Rockwell Group, transformed the resort's dramatic lobby, restaurants, infinity pool and deck, and airy and serene guest rooms and suites, while Pacific Asia Design group enhanced the space with elegant touches that evoke the celebrated Hawaiian spirit. Over 20,000 square feet of reimagined indoor and outdoor meeting and event space rounds out the contemporary style resort offering. Later this year, ʻAlohilani will be rolling out it's own self-styled Waikiki beach club, elevated with locally inspired service and authentic touches to enjoy a day spent in the surf and sand.

For more information, visit www.alohilaniresort.com.

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