HoSw uite It Is!

Waikiki Beach Mar­riott Re­sort & Spa pays homage to Queen Lili‘uokalani with its star suite.

Waikiki Magazine - - ILOVE WAIKIKI - By Waikiki Team

Af­ter a $28-mil­lion-dol­lar ren­o­va­tion a few years ago, the Waikiki Beach Mar­riott re­vealed not only a re­vamped Kealo­hi­lani Tower but also a new and im­proved pres­i­den­tial suite in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani—one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved monar­chs.

“The land on which our re­sort is lo­cated has his­tor­i­cal ties to the Queen, and it is only be­fit­ting that we seek in­spi­ra­tion from her legacy,” says Michael Nisky, gen­eral man­ager of Waikiki Beach Mar­riott Re­sort & Spa.

Over­look­ing the beaches of Waikiki, the 1,880-square-foot suite was re­designed to merge mod­ern touches with Vic­to­rian-in­flu­enced de­signs. The re­sult? You will find a “vi­brant fuch­sia-printed daybed and two leafy vine-printed slip­per chairs with cyan blue ac­cent pil­lows,” ma­hogany fur­nish­ings and orig­i­nal works of art to make the space feel more like a pri­vate res­i­dence rather than tem­po­rary lodg­ings.

In the room’s foyer, you find a por­trait of the Queen her­self taken dur­ing her reign on dis­play—a price­less piece do­nated to the re­sort by The Queen Lili‘uokalani Chil­dren’s Cen­ter. Other no­table his­tor­i­cal pieces you’ll come across are the mu­sic sheets to “The Queen’s Ju­bilee,” which are read­ily dis­played. That par­tic­u­lar song was one that Queen Lili‘uokalani her­self com- posed when she at­tended Queen Vic­to­ria’s Golden Ju­bilee in 1887. Tak­ing more cues for from the royal Hawai­ian, other room el­e­ments such as the fo­liage-themed car­pet and yel­low win­dow cov­er­ings were in­spired by her as well.

Ad­di­tion­ally, a 520-square-foot lanai pro­vides am­ple room to en­joy a bit of fresh air, warm sun and jaw­drop­ping vis­tas. Fur­nished with both nat­u­ral teak and dark rat­tan, you truly feel a sense of place.

Back in­side in the liv­ing area, you’ll find high-tech ameni­ties like a tele­vi­sion con­sole with re­mote jack pack to con­nect your video cam­era, lap­top and/or iPod the 42-inch LG,

HD tele­vi­sion—just in case you want a good pre­view the shots you’ve taken on your trip thus far.

Step into the bed­room—oth­er­wise known as “The Queen’s Sanc­tu­ary”—and you’ll find a cozy seat­ing area, as well as plan­ta­tion-style, four-poster bed. Com­plete with Hawai­ian quilt-in­spired bed­ding, capiz-shell lamps and wooden night­stands, the bed­room set­ting gives you just a taste of Old Hawai‘i.

Though your day may be full of ac­tiv­i­ties, when it’s time to turn in for the night, an overnight stay (or if you’re lucky, even longer) at this Waikiki oa­sis will leave you re­freshed, re­laxed and ready to take on the next se­ries of to to-dos on your itin­er­ary.

pho­tos: courtesy WaiKiKi Beach mar­riott

revel in jaW-drop­pinG vieWs from

your lanai.

Waikiki Beach Mar­riott Re­sort & Spa 2552 Kalakaua Ave. [C:11 Waikiki Map] (808) 922-6611 the Queen lili‘uoKalani suite sits on the ho­tel’s top floor. mar­Ble coun­ters and Bath­tuB in the master Bath the Queen’s sanc­tu­ary BecK­ons.

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