Halekulani, Honolulu`s finest luxury resort, has been selected as the number one Pacific Rim resort in Conde Nast Traveler`s 2003 Reader`s Choice Awards. Halekulani`s rating of 94.1, also earned it the 22nd ranking in the Top 100 of The Best in the World in this 16th annual Reader`s Choice Poll, that encompasses resorts, hotels and cruise lines.
Halekulani, which means “House Befitting Heaven,” has established a superlative and impeccable reputation for luxury, gracious hospitality and fine cuisine. Consistently ranked amongst the world`s best hotels, at Halekulani, excellence is not an aspiration, but an ongoing commitment; it is a steadfast practice and not merely a philosophy. Personalized service has long been a hallmark at Halekulani. Halekulani defines, embodies and represents unprecedented and memorable experiential excellence, providing an unrivaled guest experience that embraces every aspect of a stay, from arrival to departure, as well as everything in between.
“We are extremely gratified to have been selected as the number one Pacific Rim resort and to have earned the 22nd ranking in the Top 100 of The Best in the World in Conde Nast Traveler`s 2003 Reader`s Choice Awards, which is by far the most prestigious and trusted ranking of luxury travel,” said Peter Shaindlin, chief operating officer of the Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both the Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc hotels on Oahu, who was in New York to accept the awards on October 9, 2003 along with Fred Honda, General Manager of Halekulani. Continued Mr. Shaindlin, “the management of Halekulani is steadfastly committed to maintaining the property`s leadership in the luxury hospitality industry. Our focus has always been and will continue to be the complete and total satisfaction and fulfillment of our guests. These ratings are a true validation and affirmation of our efforts.”
In July of this year, Halekulani was voted among the top five properties in the 2003 Travel + Leisure annual World`s Best Awards Readers` Survey. Halekulani ranked fourth in Travel + Leisure`s “Top 100 Overall” category, came in first in the “Top 25 Hawaii,” and was also voted as the “Best Hotel for Service in Hawaii.”
Recently, Halekulani opened SpaHalekulani, an innovative and soothing spa that transports guests on a cultural, emotional and spiritual journey to uncover the mystical cultures of Asia, Hawaii and the South Pacific. The spa, which was designed by Sylvia Sepielli, renowned designer and operator of Sylvia Planning and Design (SPAd), has become the quintessential destination for relaxation and discovery in Hawaii. The spa also accentuates Halekulani`s rich history and reputation for impeccable service by making spa treatments a hallmark of the guest experience. Just prior to the opening of the spa, Halekulani completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment program that encompassed guestroom furnishings and broadcast wireless technology throughout the property, as well as expanded business and fitness centers. These enhancements reflect the hotel`s ongoing commitment to accommodate the ever changing needs of its guests and to maintain its leadership in the marketplace.
Halekulani delights the palate of its guests with exquisite French cuisine at its AAA Five Diamond La Mer restaurant, as well as an award-winning Sunday brunch at Orchids restaurant. For those seeking the ultimate personal touch, the hotel also offers guests a refined Club Service, an in-room experience where Halekulani`s gracious staff will prepare a favorite libation, or French-press Halekulani`s rich coffee blend, in the privacy of the guest`s personal lanai.
Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Okura Hotels & Resorts, three exclusive organizations comprised of the finest hotels, pursuing standards and service excellence of the highest quality. Halekulani is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages Waikiki Parc Hotel. For reservations and information contact your travel planner or the hotel at (800) 367-2343 or (808) 923-2311. Reservations can also be made through Halekulani`s website at www.halekulani.com.