David Nadelman

January 3, 2014 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

General Manager
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa


Aloha, E Komo Mai! This means we welcome you to our home. During your stay in Waikiki, I am certain you will discover that wherever you are in this town, you will find gracious hospitality at every turn.

As the heart of Hawai’i, O’ahu has more to offer than any other island when it comes to luxury shopping, global cuisine, entertainment and adventure. At Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, we encourage our guests to make the most of their stay by exploring all of these modern luxuries as well as learning about our unique island culture.

A great source for cultural learning is on the beach. Here you will find the free Kuhio Beach Hula Shows and public art dedications to Hawaiian greats. My favorite statue is Duke Kahanamoku, across the street from Hyatt’s Pualeilani Atrium Shops. As the “Ambassador of Aloha,” Duke is credited for many accomplishments including introducing surfing to the world. If you visit, bring a lei to place upon his outstretched hands. The act of giving will deepen your sense of aloha.

Another cultural icon that represents timeless tradition is the ‘ukulele. You can find ‘ukulele shops and performers throughout the Waikiki area to include our hotel. When I have guests in town, I take them to see Taimane. Discovered by Don Ho, Taimane performs throughout the area and every Friday night in our SWIM bar. Like Waikiki, she is energizing and her skill with the ‘ukulele is something you will never forget, especially if you happen to catch her as one of those amazing Waikiki sunsets starts to break.

No matter what you choose to do during your visit to O’ahu, I hope that this becomes your vacation of a lifetime and your memories are filled with Waikiki’s spirit of aloha.