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INSIDE: The Hilton Hawaiian Village

April 13, 2016

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Hilton Hawaiian Village

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is not only a hotel located on the prime area of Waikiki beach- it is actually a destination in itself. If you are visiting Waikiki beach and are not staying here- I can guarantee that you will want to not only change your accommodations but you will want to visit the 22 acre resort for one of the many attractions it has on site. It is just a 10 minute walk one way to Ala Moana shopping centre and 10 mins along Waikiki Beach in the other direction to get to the heart of Waikiki which makes it an ideal location to stay!

THE GROUNDS

Built back in 1962, the resort has constantly been changing, expanding and adding to its already impressive property. You enter the resort and are met with a Tiki lined street and Polynesian style buildings making you instantly feel like you are in Hawaii. After a 10 hour flight- let just tell you that this feels like heaven! The expansive open air lobby and check in desk make getting your hotel room a breeze. After checking in- you will be given a map to help you located the 20 + restaurants on site (yes- 20!!). With Benihana, CJ Deli and Lanikai Juice- there is something for everyone. The resort also has stores like posh stores Louis Vuitton and LeSportsac, a  massive lagoon where you can rent paddle boards or water bikes , weekly fireworks on the beach and over 7 pools. If you are a Gold or Diamond Hilton HHonors member, the Hilton Hawaiian Village provides a complimentary continental breakfast in the Rainbow Terrace, which we took advantage of and I suggest you do too!

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THE ROOMS

When it comes to room choice- you definitely have your pick here with over 4,000 rooms. The resort houses more than 5 different towers filled with different rooms types and each of the towers have something special about them. The Tapa, Diamond Head and Kalia Towers offer sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Honolulu coast line and the famous Diamond Head Crater. The  Ali’I Tower offers you SPACIOUS suite like rooms, separate check in and your own private pool. The Rainbow tower is the best tower for premier views of the aqua blue lagoon. It also is a landmark in itself showcasing the colorful rainbow design sprawling up the building that the Hilton Hawaiian Village is almost known for.  Since we are a Hilton HHonors member- we got upgraded to the Ali’I tower- where we felt like BALLERS! Just one of the many reasons to become one!

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5 Things to Do Here! 

# 1- Have an infamous Blue Hawaii drink while watching the Sunset.

The drink was actually created at this hotel back in 1957 by one of their bartenders so its safe to say they have the perfect recipe!

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#2- Eat at Tropics Bar and Grill!

They have live music every night right on the patio and their food is delicious! It is also situated right on the beach!

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#3-Get engaged!

Ok, ok..not an “average activity” but I did during my stay and to any of the guys out there thinking of popping the question- I can attest that it was the PERFECT backdrop for it.

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#4- Be a kid and use the Waterslide pool!

When your hotel has a waterslide in one of their pools..you utilize it

#5. Get yourself a Lappert’s Ice cream Cone

Do not ask questions- just do it!

 

IMPORTANT TIDBITS

 PRICE  Rooms range from $200 USD and upwards  MINI BAR  Yes
 WIFI  Yes. Also have an onsite Business Center and Complimentary Computer/Printer  YEAR OPENED  1957
 POOL/GYM  On Site Gym, Yoga/Tai-Chi Classes on certain days & 7 pools  LOCATION  10 minutes from downtown Waikiki and 10 minutes from Ala Mona Center
 CHILDREN  Very much kid- friendly  RESTAURANTS  20 + restaurants and shops

Bonus Feature?

Become a Hilton Honors member and reap all of the benefits. If you are a member- you can earn 10 HHonor bonus points for every $1USD spent at hotels in the Hilton Portfolio. You can also earn AirMiles at the same time. DOUBLE WIN

Best way to book?

Directly on the website HERE

This post  was sponsored by AIR MILES and its partner Hilton Hotel & Resorts

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