Introduction to the Kahala Hotel and Resort
Kahala, South Oahu, Hawaii
The Kahala Resort and Spa is located east Waikiki, on the edge of
the Waialae Golf Course, just east of Waialae Beach Park.
The Kahalal Resort is a beautiful place to stay if you have plenty
of money to spend and you want to stay away (but not to far away)
from the noise and activity of Waikiki. The hotel sits on an 800
foot long beach, it has a swimming pool, and 26,000 square foot lagoon
with dolphins and sea turtles, and a luxurious spa that is known
for its unique spa suites.
Copyright © Kahala Hotel and Resort
-Number of Units: 343 (312 hotel rooms and 31 suites)
-Number of Buildings: 3
-Number of Floors: Two 10-story towers + Dolphin Lagoon Terrace rooms
-Resort Size: 6.5 acres
-Average size of rooms: 550 square feet
-Number of: Swimming Pools: 2 (main pool and children's pool)
-Number of Restaurants: 4 restaurnats and a patio dining area
-Fitess Center: Yes (CHI Health Energy Fitness Center)
-Built In: 1964
-Location: 10 minute drive east of Waikiki
-Rack Rates in 2008: $395-$4000
Dolphin Quest Program
Educational Dolphin programs and fce-to-face, in-water
contact with the resort's Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins
in 26,000 square foot lagoon. The hotel's six dolphins
are named: Hoku, Lono, Liho, Kainalu, Niele, and Nainoa.
The Dolphin Quest Encounter for ages 11 to adult includes
a shallow water interaction with a dolphin and underwater
views of dolphins. There is also a 2 hour Dolphin Quest
Program for small groups of children age 5 to11.
The Kahala Resort Keiki Club has both full day
and half day programs for children age 5 to 12.
Activities include reef walking, snorkeling,
storytelling, bamboo pole fishing, le making,
hula dancing crab catching, and observing
Hawaiian marine life and artists.
Restaurants and Bars
Hoku's is the Kahala Resort's signature restaurant.
Other dining options include the Plumeria Beach
House for casual dining all day, the Veranda for pation
dining, the beachfront Seaside Grill, and the
Tokyo-Tokyo Japanese Restaurant. The Kahala Hotel's
executive chef is Wayne Hirabayashi.
Hotel has 312 garden view, mountain view,
and ocean front rooms 30 suites, and a luxurious
three room presidential suite.
Conference and Meeting Rooms
Meerting facilities include the 5200 square foot
Maile Ballroom,the 2700 square foot Waialae Room,
the 415 square foot Kainoa Meeting Room,
and the 221 square foot Kainoa Board Room.
Edward Killingsworth, Jules Brady and Waugh Smith of Long Beach, California
History of the Kahala Hotel
-Builder was Charles Pietsch, Jr.
-Construction on the Kahala Hotel began in 1962 and the hotel cost $12 million to build.
-Opening day was January 22, 1964
-Architects were Edward Killingsworth, Jules Brady and Waugh Smith.
-Room rates at that time were $26 per night to $150 for the presidential suite
-The resort was almost named the Waialae Hilton but it was changed
to the Kahala Hilton because visitors might have difficulty pronouncing "Waialae".
-Landmark Hotels manages it now (as of 2006)
More About the Kahala Hotel's History
Previous Names of the Kahala Hotel and Resort
-It was almost named the Waialae Hilton, but it was feared that would be too difficult to pronounce.
-Kahala Hilton (I think from 1964-1996)
-Kahala Mandarin Oriental (for 11 years, until February 28, 2006)
-Kahala Hotel and Resort (March 1, 2006 to present)
More About the Kahala Resort and Spa
-Located in Kahala, one of Oahu's most expensive areas
-About a 10 minute drive from Waikiki
-Sits on a beach that is about 800 feet long
-Has a swimming pool
-Has an 26,000 square foot lagoon with dolphins, sea turtles, and tropical fish
-Kahala Mall is not far away
-Owner is Kahala Hotel Investors, LLC
-Management Company is Landmark Hotels, Inc.
News Articles About the Kahala Hotel and Resort
Joe Blanco: Traveling Man Settles in Kahala
Kahala Hotel Rejects Mandarin Oriental
Kahala Mandarin Revidews Management Pact
Kahala Mandarin Investor Sells Share to Majority Owner
Kahala Mandarin Sold to Local Hui
Review of Cabanas Seaside Grill Restaurant
Kahala Mandarin Food and Wine Festival
Bernard Agache Becomes Kahala Resort General Manager
Japanese TV Show to Be Filmed at Kahala Hotel
Kahala Mandarin Loses Top Managers
Renogiating a Lease on Luxury (Condos Next to Hotel)
-1996: Mandarin Chain row runs the Kahala (article offline)
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