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Discover Paradise at Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani

by | Oct 27, 2023

The Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani stands as a sanctuary of sophistication and tranquility on the world-renowned Hawiaan island of Oahu. This fabulous boutique hotel brings together contemporary luxury with the timeless allure of Hawaii. Halepuna Waikiki is surrounded by the iconic beauty of Waikiki Beach and the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. 

Halepuna Waikiki offers an enchanting oasis in an urban paradise. With its prime five-acre location, guests have the best of both worlds. The serenity of an intimate escape and the excitement of Waikiki’s bustling shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions only steps away. Seek relaxation by the beach, explore the local culture, or have an adventurous day on the water! Whatever you choose, this boutique gem provides the perfect base for a Hawaiian vacation that blends luxury and island living! 

Halepuna Waikiki is an Oasis of Luxury 

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani offers an array of luxurious rooms and suites that cater to various preferences. The tower was originally opened in 1987, but underwent an extensive renovation, reopening in 2018. Each room is meticulously designed to ensure the utmost comfort and relaxation for guests. From spacious suites with ocean views to cozy, well-appointed guest rooms, every accommodation option is an invitation to paradise.

Oceanfront rooms provide a quintessential Hawaiian experience with stunning views of Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean, while Diamond Head rooms offer a serene retreat overlooking the iconic Diamond Head volcano, designed for ultimate relaxation and style.

All rooms feature elegant furnishings, deluxe bedding and towels, luxurious amenities, and a modern Hawaiian design that reflects the beauty of the islands. 

Tech-travelers will appreciate staying at the Halepuna Waikiki with conveniences like rolldown sheers and blackout blinds, all lighting-controlled bedside with a touch panel, and convenient beside plugins for multiple smart devices. They’ve even equipped guest room restrooms with bidet toilets. 

Sustainability is also an important pillar for Helepuna Waikiki. All guests receive a charming reusable water bottle and there are multiple filtered water stations located throughout the property. 

Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Hawaii without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

Amenities: Indulge in Luxury and Relaxation

Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani is dedicated to making your stay truly unforgettable. The hotel offers a range of amenities designed to cater to your every need, ensuring a seamless and pleasurable experience. All these amenities are located on the eighth floor, fondly known as the social floor.

Rooftop Infinity Pool and Hot Tub 

Take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool, offering stunning panoramic views of Waikiki and the Pacific. It’s the perfect spot to soak up the Hawaiian sun and savor the ocean breezes.

The Fitness Center

Stay active with a state-of-the-art fitness center that overlooks Waikiki Beach. Maintain your workout routine and enjoy beautiful views while breaking a sweat.

The Garden 

Find your inner peace and tranquility in The Garden. From yoga lessons to a reflexology walk, here you can rejuvenate in a beautiful outdoor space. 

Business Center and Hospitality Suite 

The Halepuna Waikiki understands that today’s travelers often take time during their personal vacations to get a bit of work done. For guests who are working remotely, they can use the business center to host a business meeting, or use the hospitality suite if they have arrived early or are departing late, to help keep your connected with your work. 

Self-Serve Laundry

Experienced vacationers pack smart, which means on longer trips they will bring less clothes. The Halepuna Waikiki has self-serve laundry facilities on property, so you can avoid bringing excess baggage on your travels. 

A Culinary Journey Through Hawaii

Halepuna Waikiki offers an exquisite dining experience that showcases the culinary traditions of Hawaii. From locally sourced ingredients to innovative preparations, each meal is a delicious adventure.

Umi by Vikram Garg

Umi by Vikram Garg is the creation of renowned chef Vikram Garg. This restaurant invites guests to indulge in meals that beautifully blend traditional Asian and contemporary American flavors. Chef Vikram’s attention to detail and use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients results in a menu that is a culinary masterpiece. The restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, interactive artwork, and oceanfront views make it an ideal setting for a memorable dining experience.

Halekulani Bakery

The Halekulani Bakery is made for those who appreciate the art of fine pastries and artisanal bread. It’s adjacent to the lobby of Halepuna Waikiki, so it’s always within reach! Perfect for those early mornings gearing up for another day on the island. This charming bakery delights visitors with an array of freshly baked goods, all crafted with precision and quality in mind. 

From croissants that melt in your mouth to bread that boasts the perfect crust and crumb; each bite is a testament to the dedication of the bakers. Halekulani Bakery promises to satisfy your cravings with unparalleled quality and flavor. Whether you’re in search of a quick breakfast bite or a delightful afternoon treat!

Halepuna Marketplace

The Halepuna Marketplace, an integral part of the Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, is a culinary haven that beckons with an array of delightful dining options. With a menu designed to tantalize your taste buds, it offers a range of delectable choices, from breakfast favorites to locally inspired dishes, all crafted with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re starting your day with a delicious breakfast or seeking a quick, satisfying meal, the Halepuna Marketplace is the go-to destination for discerning palates. Explore the menu and savor the flavors of Hawaii at your leisure. 

Halepuna Waikiki Welcomes LGBTQ+ Travelers

Halepuna Waikiki is dedicated to creating an inclusive atmosphere that warmly embraces every guest and values its employees. This is regardless of various factors such as race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The hotel has recently appointed an experienced Human Resources executive to lead Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. This will help in optimizing training programs for its staff to better cater to all guests’ unique needs and lifestyles.

Halepuna Waikiki has a partnership with Booking.com’s Travel Proud program, firmly establishing its support. In addition, the hotel gives back to the local queer community through its enduring support of arts and culture. They do have to adhere to brand guidelines that limit flag or banner displays on the property. 

Safety and security is always a prime concern for queer travelers. From respecting your privacy during the check-in and check-out process to having a safety deposit box at the front desk, guests’ needs are always at the forefront. This includes elevators that require room-keys to access guest floors. 

The property is actively exploring alternative means to make its support for the LGBTQ community more evident. Gender-neutral facilities are available to guests as well, aligning with state guidelines that respect individual gender identity or expression. The hotel’s commitment to LGBTQ-friendly hospitality is deeply ingrained in daily operations and guest service.

Book Your Stay at Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani Today!

Halepuna Waikiki stands as a beacon of inclusivity and hospitality, where all are not just welcomed but celebrated.There’s amazing food within reach, and fabulous beaches to walk. As you plan your Hawaiian getaway, why not experience the warmth and charm of Halepuna Waikiki firsthand? Book your room today and be a part of an unforgettable journey that embraces everyone, just as paradise should. Aloha awaits! 

Visit their website at halepuna.com to book your dream Hawaiian escape today and make memories that will last a lifetime. Aloha!

Start planning your trip to Honolulu now!

Gear up for your Waikiki adventure! 

Honolulu, situated on Oahu’s southern coast, is Hawaii’s capital and the entry point to its stunning islands. Dive headfirst into Waikiki’s gay scene, enjoy delectable dining, lively nightlife, and enticing shopping options. 

Waikiki’s renowned crescent-shaped beach, framed by palm trees and towering hotels, provides a picturesque backdrop with the majestic Diamond Head crater standing tall afar.

The Hawaiian Islands is your go-to guide for an unforgettable gaycation. Discover top recommendations for accommodations, activities, nightlife, dining, and shopping destinations on their website.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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