The Royal Hawaiian

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The Royal Hawaiian

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort in Waikiki, Hawaii is part of a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries. Owned by Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts, LP and recently renovated by hospitality designers WCIT Architecture in collaboration with interior design firm Philpotts and Associates, the 592-room resort features 35 suites including 18 oceanfront and six two-story exclusive suites, and more than 66,000 square feet of beachfront space. The redesigned accommodations at The Royal Hawaiian combine rich imported fabrics with indigenous materials and cultural artifacts to reflect the hotel’s rich heritage. Guests are welcomed into the resort with a traditional Hawaiian lei, chilled oshibori towel and fresh Hawaiian fruit cocktails along with other indigenous complementary refreshments. The resort lobby has been enlivened by newly appointed Koa wood desks, classic Hawaiian artwork by Eugene Savage and brilliant tropical botanicals. Boasting breathtaking panoramic ocean or Diamond Head views, guest rooms and suites are adorned with exquisite traditional Hawaiian furnishings and design elements and woven wicker with bamboo and rattan accents crafted by master artisans, creating a soothing yet luxurious setting for discerning global travelers. PLEASE VISIT THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN AT royal-hawaiian.com

WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT DOWN WITH KELLY HOEN, THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN'S GENERAL MANAGER ...

Kelly Hoen

What was important about having Frette linens in your property?

As a Luxury Collection Resort, The Royal Hawaiian provides only the best of luxury to its guests and Frette linens definitely offers a luxurious feel.

How does the Frette product add to the design of the hotel?

One of the main focuses of The Royal Hawaiian after its recent renovation is to create a soothing and luxurious setting for global travelers. Guests are able to enjoy a restful night’s sleep in a bed made with fine fabrics offering a soft and smooth feel.

What are your three most important elements when designing a bedroom?

We believe the three most important elements when designing The Royal Hawaiian’s rooms are comfort, functionality, and luxurious uniqueness.

Do you receive many comments from your guests regarding the bedding?

Yes, many guests have asked the concierge and front desk where they can purchase the bedding.

How do you define luxury?

"The Luxury Collection is a portal to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations, offering guests unique, authentic and enriching experiences at spectacular destinations around the world. Celebrated for its rich heritage, stunning design and spectacular location, The Royal Hawaiian adds another jewel to The Luxury Collection brand’s glittering portfolio. The legendary "Pink Palace of the Pacific” is a treasured part of our island’s both ancient and modern heritage.”