Tag Archives : Tropical

Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

Disney has done a wonderful job of creating a resort designed to reflect authentic Hawaiian culture and history, minimizing the more generic “polynesian” theme that can pervade the islands.  The lobby is stunning and features a beautiful mural depicting the history of the state.  The rooms here are pricey, but quite nice.  All food and […]

The Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach

This 1927 flagship Honolulu hotel on Waikiki Beach, lovingly called the Pink Palace of the Pacific, is very elegant and tranquil and attracts an international crowd.  The hotel closed in 2008 for a complete renovation, and reopened in 2009 as a member of The Luxury Collection under the Starwood brand.  In 2010, an extensive renovation of […]