MES­SAGE FROM JEAN-PIERRE CERCILLIEUX

Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager The New Otani Kaimana Beach Ho­tel

Waikiki Magazine - - WELCOME -

Waikiki is a fas­ci­nat­ing place! I am cap­ti­vated by the con­cen­tra­tion of busi­nesses and build­ings that could be com­pared with a main­land city, but on an invit­ing white sandy beach. Waikiki is one of the most di­verse places on earth, where you can surf, shop and dine all within a square block. It’s really hard to get bored with this city, with so many unique ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from.

Pre­vi­ously liv­ing in Ja­pan and now call­ing Honolulu my home, I feel truly blessed to work at The New Otani Kaimana Beach Ho­tel. Just a pleas­ant 15-minute stroll from Waikiki’s bustling mar­ket­place stands a quiet, bou­tique beach­front prop­erty. Lo­cals grav­i­tate to Kaimana Beach where the sun­seek­ers and beachgoers play along “Di­a­mond Head’s Gold Coast.” I rec­om­mend plan­ning a day to take a walk down Kalakaua Av­enue (east bound) and visit the Waikiki Aquar­ium or Honolulu Zoo. An­other ad­ven­ture is to hike up Di­a­mond Head Crater, then head over to the Hau Tree Lanai Restau­rant where you can en­joy a leisurely lunch. Din­ers sit al­fresco be­neath an­cient hau trees, with their twisted trunks, leafy canopies and serene Sans Souci beach.

Kapi‘olani Park is the largest city park on the is­land of O‘ahu and is also lo­cated on this south­east end of Waikiki. Ev­ery week­end brings an ex­cit­ing ar­ray of mul­ti­cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties.

The New Otani Kaimana Beach Ho­tel is also home to Miyako, one of Honolulu’s best-kept din­ing se­crets. Here you’ll en­joy the finest Ja­panese cui­sine, in­clud­ing tra­di­tional kaiseki din­ners made one or­der at a time from the fresh­est in­gre­di­ents. Waikiki is known for hav­ing in­cred­i­ble nightlife, so come early to en­joy one of the best sun­set din­ners be­fore head­ing back out. I am de­lighted to be part of this won­der­ful place and I ex­tend a warm aloha to you, wish­ing you a mem­o­rable and mag­i­cal stay.

Mahalo Nui Loa

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