The Grand Waikikian at Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa celebrated the completion of its new $7 million Paradise Pool on February 9.
The 5,000-square-foot family activity pool boasts the longest slide in Waikiki and overlooks the resort’s landmark Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, which reopened in 2007 after an extensive rejuvenation of its beach and swimming areas.
“The Grand Waikikian combines the ambiance of a grand residence with the wonderful amenities found only in a world-class resort hotel,” said Bryan Klum, executive vice president - Asia/Pacific of Hilton Grand Vacations Company. “There is no other resort on Oahu that comes close to having all the activities and services that Hilton Hawaiian Village offers. It features an international mix of restaurants, the largest spa facility in Waikiki, more than 90 shops and boutiques—all offered in Waikiki’s best beachfront location. The new Paradise Pool will add even more fun for owners and guests staying at The Grand Waikikian.”
Appropriately named the Paradise Pool, the aquatic playground is comprised of a two-tiered heated, freshwater swimming pool bordered by lava rock formations, meandering streams and bridges and lush, tropical landscaping. The pool features four slides including a 77-foot lava tube slide, three waterfalls and two heated spas. The freeform design of the pool’s perimeter offers poolside loungers privacy while sunbathing, reading or napping.
The Paradise Pool is the sixth pool at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and joins the 10,000-square-foot Super Pool, which also includes a children’s pool; the 2,000-square-foot Tapa Pool; the 800-square-foot Alii Pool and the 1,050-square-foot Kalia Pool.
The 331-unit, all-suite Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, which welcomed its first owners and guests on December 20, 2008, is the company’s fifth timeshare development in Hawaii. Also in the Hilton timeshare portfolio are the existing 236-unit Lagoon Tower and 72-unit Kalia Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Oahu. On Hawaii’s Big Island is the 120-unit Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort and recently opened 198-unit Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club.
The Grand Waikikian features luxurious one-, two- and three-bedroom suites designed with serenity and space in mind, including five floors of penthouse units that offer spectacular views and a separate check-in area, concierge and lounge. Incorporated into each suite are upscale furnishings, a modern full kitchen, washer and dryer, a private outdoor lanai, luxurious linens, flat-screen televisions, state-of-the-art entertainment system, elegant bathroom fixtures with deep-soaking tub, and rich woods and stone details.