Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel-Gracious Luxury

I recently had the privilege of touring the newly remodeled, historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel located along the famous Waikiki Beach. Known as the "Pink Palace", this luxurious hotel was originally built in 1927 and while it maintains its historic charm, recent renovations have created a haven for sophisticated travellers and wedding couples looking for a dazzling venue.
The "Pink Lady" from the Coconut Grove garden.

A romantic setting for a wedding ceremony underneath the statuesque palm trees.

All of the landscaping of the Royal Hawaiian has been replanted exclusively with native Hawaiian plants.

The colonnades running along Coconut Grove offers a picturesque photo backdrop and leads to this....

The well manicured Ocean Lawn stretches to the beach making it a sought after wedding ceremony location.

My point and shoot camera doesn't even begin to do this magnificent space justice. The Monarch Room overlooks the Pacific Ocean and oozes with sophistication. Seating is available for 300 guests. You must checkout the Royal Hawaiian Hotel website to really see the splendor of this room.

Imagine a cocktail reception on the Monarch Room lanai as your guests meander over to the lawn.

With the remodel complete, the hotel now offers many open air spaces to allow the island trade winds to cool you off and welcome you to Hawaii. I stumbled across these chess tables that overlook the Ocean Lawn.

I'll take a poolside bungalow please.

I was in awe of pot after pot of beautiful cymbidium orchids.

Beautifully furnished sitting areas run thoroughout the hotel from cozy couches to stately rocking chairs. The Regency Ballroom is also a much desired reception location offering the perfect space for 180 guests. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is a much welcomed oasis from the business of Waikiki. Walking along the garden, I came across a group of lovely ladies working on a Hawaiian quilt as guests joined in to learn a new skill. Ahhhhh slowdown, relax and welcome to Hawaii.

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