Review: The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

Built in 1927, the iconic Royal Hawaiian Hotel, known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific," ushered in a new era of luxury resort travel to Hawaii.

The most coveted spot on Waikiki Beach is at The Royal Hawaiian, featuring luxurious guest rooms showcasing unrivaled panoramic views of Diamond Head and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.  


The Royal Hawaiian is the ideal starting point to any adventure in Honolulu - from shopping and dining just steps outside the hotel, to famous Waikiki Beach on the back side of the resort.


The 528-room garden oasis inside bustling Waikiki is guaranteed to provide a relaxing trip with the iconic accommodations of the Historic Wing or the more modern and contemporary design of the Mailani Tower.

In the iconic Historic Building, fresh and elegant guest rooms are furnished with custom dark wood, and a warm paint palette accented by a bold fuchsia pink and platinum silver headboard.  Rooms views range from the resort's lush gardens and grand entryway to awesome ocean views.





For even more luxury, there are a few Prestige Suites, the King Kamehameha Suite, the Royal Hawaiian Suite, the Queen Ka`ahumanu Suite, and the Ali'i Suite that offer opulent and distinguished accommodations with a host of grand amenities.



In the Mailani Tower, each room provides a spectacular ocean view lanai for a private vantage point of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head.




Another great benefit of the Mailani Tower is having access to an exclusive club lounge - serving continental breakfast in the morning and appetizers and drinks in the evenings.


The resort is a part of the Virtuoso Hotel Collection and Virtuoso amenities for 2019 include the following:
  • Upgrade to next room category upon check-in, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast at Plumeria Beach House for up to two guests (a value of over $96 per day)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit, once per stay, to be utilized during stay 
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Welcome amenity
In addition to the great Virtuoso value-added amenities above, there are two great promotions for 2019 that can help save you money and add even more value for your trip:

Virtuoso 4th Night Free - Experience the best The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort has to offer with a 4th night free promotion plus $50 bonus resort credit!
  • Every 4th Night Free
  • Daily breakfast for two at Surf Lanai
  • $150 resort credit per room, once per stay (resort credit includes food charges at Azure, Surf Lanai, Mai Tai Bar, Aha Aina, and cabana charges)
  • Upgrade based on availability at time of arrival
  • Early check-in and late check-out based upon availability
  • VIP status
  • Resort charge waived, benefits included
  • Blackout Dates: 7/1 - 8/14/2019 inclusive
Valid for travel Now through December 19, 2019

2019 Suite Offers - Book a 2-night minimum suite stay and receive fantastic nightly rates up to 50% off as well as the following amenities valued at over $1,000:
  • VIP round trip transportation service to and from airport
  • Lei greeting upon arrival and escort to suite
  • Early check-in and late check-out based on availability
  • Daily breakfast buffet at Surf Lanai or In Room Dining for two
  • Complimentary one-time use of Malulani cabana (Prestige Suite) or beach chaise lounges and umbrella set (Garden and Ocean Suite)
  • Two Mai Tais at Malulani Pool
  • One-time Chef's dinner for two at Azure
  • Surprise delight amenity (up to $50 retail value)
  • Daily turndown service
  • Personalized Concierge service
  • $200 resort credit
  • Resort experience fee waived, benefits included
Valid for travel Now through December 22, 2019 (blackout dates: July 1 through August 22, 2019)
Note: This offer is subject to availability, rates are based on double occupancy, extra person charge $255 + taxes daily (inclusive of daily breakfast, surprise delight amenity and one-time Mai Tai at Malulani Pool and dinner at Azure)



If you're planning a trip to the Hawaii, be sure to send me a message for quotes, travel tips and and be sure to ask me about Virtuoso amenities or the SPG Luxury Privileges Program for your next stay, where you can get daily breakfast, resort credits, room upgrades and more!  



Virtuoso travel advisors have global connections to make your trip better. When you check in, you’re a VIP and can expect exclusive amenities such as room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, resort credits, early check-in/late checkout, spa treatment credits, special Virtuoso experiences and more!

I have access to Virtuoso hotel amenities as a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, SPG Luxury Privileges, Ritz Carlton STARS, Hyatt Prive (coming soon!), and other great deals available from wholesale travel suppliers such as Pleasant Holidays, Classic Vacations, Travel Impressions, and many more!



See more great photos of the Royal Hawaiian here - Photo highlights of the luxurious Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Oahu.