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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.

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Quick Facts:
-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
-Spa: Yes
-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.

Children's Program
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.

Room Categories
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
-2006 Jan: Joe Blanco: Traveling Man Settles in Kahala
-2006 Jan: Kahala Hotel Rejects Mandarin Oriental
-2005 Dec: Kahala Mandarin Revidews Management Pact
-2005 Dec: Kahala Mandarin Investor Sells Share to Majority Owner
-2005 Dec: Kahala Mandarin Sold to Local Hui
-2003 Jun: Review of Cabanas Seaside Grill Restaurant
-2002 Oct: Kahala Mandarin Food and Wine Festival
-1998 Jun: Bernard Agache Becomes Kahala Resort General Manager
-1998 Jan: Japanese TV Show to Be Filmed at Kahala Hotel
-1997 Oct: Kahala Mandarin Loses Top Managers
-1997 Jan: Renogiating a Lease on Luxury (Condos Next to Hotel)
-1996: Mandarin Chain row runs the Kahala (article offline)

Interesting Facts About the Kahala Resort

Kahala Resort and Spa
5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-5498
Lcoal Phone: 808-739-8888
Reservatioins toll free: 800-367-2525
Fax: 808-739-8800
Official Web Site: Kahala Resort Dot Com

See also:
- More Spa Resorts on Oahu
- Destination Spas on Other Islands
- All Accommodations on Oahu

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