Hilton Hawaiian Completes Renovation of 380-Key Diamond Head Tower in Waikiki

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has officially wrapped up the six-month, $21-million refurbishment of its 17-story Diamond Head Tower in Waikiki.

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort has officially wrapped up the six-month, $21 million refurbishment of its 17-story Diamond Head Tower in Waikiki.

The renovation brought improvements to the hotel’s 380 guest rooms and suites, corridors and lobby.

Indigenous-inspired artwork combined with natural tones and textures provide a distinct Hawaii sense of place throughout the property. All rooms, including eight suites and 48 junior suites, offer amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as resort views overlooking the village’s lush, tropical gardens. Amenities include a lanai or Juliet balcony, a bar area with fridge and coffee maker, a desk, a flat-screen TV, as well as an in-room safe.

Hilton Hawaiian retained locally based Nan Inc. as the project’s general contractor, while Rider Levett Bucknall managed construction. Also, Philpotts & Associates, headquartered on Oahu, handled the interior design, and Pacific Asia Design Group was the architect.

“The new Diamond Head tower is one of the best values on Oahu as far as accommodations go,” Jerry Gibson, area vice president of Hilton Hawaii, said in a news release. “It’s a new product with all the amenities of Waikiki’s only true destination resort — Hilton Hawaiian Village — in one of the most desired, oceanfront locations in Hawaii.”

The 22-acre Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest resort in Waikiki, offering direct access to the white-sand Duke Kahanamoku beach. It also features five swimming pools and waterslides, a salt-water lagoon, a full-service spa, live shows, more than 90 shops and services, as well as 20 restaurants, lounges and bars.

By early 2017, the resort will also welcome the Grand Islander, a 37-story, 418-unit luxury time-share tower currently under construction.

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