OHANA East Hotel Completes Upgrade(1)

Dawna Robertson OHANA Hotels & Resorts has completed a $5 million upgrade to the 440-room OHANA East Hotel, located at 150 Kaiulani Avenue in Waikiki. Beginning in July 2003, the top-to-bottom refurbishment included all guest rooms and suites, corridors, hotel lobby, fitness room, pool and pool deck.

By: Dawna Robertson

OHANA Hotels & Resorts has completed a $5 million upgrade to the 440-room OHANA East Hotel, located at 150 Kaiulani Avenue in Waikiki. Beginning in July 2003, the top-to-bottom refurbishment included all guest rooms and suites, corridors, hotel lobby, fitness room, pool and pool deck.

“The OHANA East Hotel has been a long time favorite with visitors and local residents,” said Ray Kanemori, Manager of the property. “So it’s a real pleasure to be able to welcome our guests to a newly refurbished hotel.” Guest rooms and suites have all received new carpeting in warm earth tones. Romantic anthurium patterned bedspreads bring back the feel of “Old Hawaii.” “The homes of old Hawaii incorporate elements of the islands’ natural surroundings into their decor and furnishings,” explained Kanemori. “Patterns were inspired by the flowers and foliage found in your backyard. Colors were taken from nature’s palate. All of these elements and more have been incorporated into the redesign of the OHANA East.”

For entertainment, each guest room now features a new 25-inch television with expanded cable service. Island art decorates the walls in hall corridors and guest rooms. And a carved hibiscus blossom adorns each guest room door, offering an island welcome as guests enter their rooms.

Beyond the guest rooms, the hotel pool and Jacuzzi have been completely retiled, and vibrant yellow hibiscus blossoms now decorate the bottom of the pool. The pool deck has been resurfaced and furnished with new furniture. In addition to the new decor, guests staying at this full service property enjoy OHANA Hotels’ special brand of island hospitality plus a variety of services and amenities. Ninety percent of the guest rooms are non-smoking. OHANA East also features three restaurants, a coffee bar, 24-hour self-service business center, 24-hour self-service laundry and a video arcade. The hotel also offers three moderately sized meeting rooms.

Centrally located at the corner of Kuhio and Kaiulani Avenues, the OHANA East is just a short stroll to Waikiki Beach, the International Marketplace and Kalakaua Avenue. The Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park and the Honolulu Aquarium are just a 20-minute walk away. Because of its location and amenities, the OHANA East Hotel is popular with families and business travelers alike. “We offer great rates and the product is practically brand new now. Our staff knows what island hospitality is all about and you really can’t beat the hotel’s location,” Kanemori pointed out.

Value rates of $109 per night are available throughout the year, depending on availability. Nightly published rates are from $199 for a standard guest room, from $209 for kitchenette accommodations and from $299 for a one-bedroom suite.

www.ohanahotels.com

800-462-6262

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