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The 521-room Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club has started a $5 million room renovation in anticipation of the gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) officials in Honolulu in November 2011.
“We are reenergizing and refreshing the guest rooms in a stylish island décor that complements the views of the Pacific Ocean and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor,” said Donn Takahashi, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii. “The entire project has been timed to place the hotel at its very best to host a full house of government leaders and senior officials during the APEC meetings.”
Updated guest rooms will feature flat-screen televisions, island inspired weaves, textures and motifs with a contemporary twist, specially designed bed décor, Hawaiian kapa patterned carpeting, new artwork featuring local artists and contemporary lighting.
The hotel's signature 25-foot tall waterfall fronting Ala Moana Boulevard is being redesigned to become more ecologically friendly, minimizing water and energy consumption. In addition, Hawaiian plantings will be added.
The resort is also updating its award-winning Prince Court and Hakone restaurants with new carpeting and upholstery.
The hotel is located at the entrance to Waikiki and within walking distance of the Hawaii Convention Center.