Royal Treatment

September 5, 2013 | By Maya Wong

The four prestige suites at The Royal Hawaiian are all very different and unique, but one thing remains the same—the highest standard of luxury, style and comfort right on the beach of Waikiki.

When it comes to luxury, The Royal Hawaiian puts the pineapple on top of the oh-so-refreshing Mai Tai. The Royal Hawaiian’s four premier suites—the King Kamehameha Suite, Queen Ka’ahumanu Suite, Royal Hawaiian Suite and Ali’i Suite— redefine extravagance with their first-class treatment.

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The Royal Hawaiian continues to set a standard of first-class travel for generations of world travelers yearning for an authentic taste of Hawai’i and its island culture since opening in 1927.

A stay at the King Kamehameha Suite will prove just that. Rooted in combining the traditional Hawaiian culture of The Royal Hawaiian with modern elegance, the design of the King Kamehameha Suite falls nothing short of excellence. French-style doors open the way to the suite, where you are welcomed by a 26′ x 38′ lanai furnished with all the amenities for a five-star vacation. The dining table and ocean-front view make the King Kamehameha Suite ideal for private dinner parties and wedding festivities. The true star of the King Kamehameha Suite is the master bathroom. The secluded bathtub has a full view of Waikiki Beach close enough to hear the waves hitting the shore at sunset. The cast of AMC’s hit TV show, Mad Men, sure thought so—the show filmed at the stylish Kamehameha Suite in April 2013.

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Dedicated to King Kamehameha’s favorite wife, the prestige Queen Ka’ahumanu Suite celebrates a feminine Asian influence with its Pan-Asian d├ęcor. The two-bedroom suite is adorned with colorful furnishings and a majestic art collection. The Queen Ka’ahumanu Suite draws inspiration from the striking flowers only found on the islands of Hawai’i that Queen Ka’ahumanu adored. Around the corner from the master bedroom’s canopy bed and private lounging area is a panoramic view of the glistening Pacific Ocean.

Spacious is an understatement when it comes to The Royal Hawaiian Suite, where relaxation is key. The Royal Hawaiian Suite pays homage to the history of The Royal Hawaiian and its influence on Hawaiian culture today. Artwork featuring the famous Waikiki Beach Boys adorn the suite alongside balconies that capture Waikiki beach, The Royal Hawaiian’s ocean lawn and The Royal Hawaiian’s entertaining poolside. The sophistication of The Royal Hawaiian suite is continued in the master bedroom, where a king-sized bed and lavish walk-in closet elevate the standard of island living.

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The dream of having Waikiki Beach to yourself comes alive with the Ali’i Suite. The wrap-around lanai furnished with a private day bed is perfect for morning breakfast with a view of Diamond Head or an afternoon watching stand-up paddlers enjoy Waikiki Beach. With a view that spans from Diamond Head to the shores of the Pacific, this presidential suite captures the finest sights to wake up to every morning. The Ali’i Suite allows visitors to live luxuriously for months with a grand dining table, full kitchen, walk-in closet and master bathroom.

Suited for kings and queens, The Royal Hawaiian’s four prestige suites redefine luxury in the heart of Waikiki. Find your path to island bliss with these elegant suites and sit back, relax and enjoy the Pacific Ocean tide.