Where to stay in Honolulu this fall and winter just got more challenging. Three hotels are wrapping up top-to-bottom renovations, and two of them are even changing names.
Pacific Beach Hotel has undergone the priciest makeover, with $115 million spent on the transformation. The hotel is expected to relaunch in December as the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.
Located steps from the sand, the reimagined property will greet guests with a 280,000-gallon aquarium full of colorful marine life. The hotel’s new look is the work of design firm the Rockwell Group. There are nearly 840 rooms and suites with views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head.
I checked and found partial ocean view rooms available from $364 night in January. Info and reservations: ʻAlohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, (808) 922-1233.