The Former Trump Hotel Waikiki Is Now a Gorgeous Luxury Hilton Property

Honolulu Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Mar 27, 2024

A former Trump hotel on Oahu’s Waikīkī Beach has reopened as the Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts, under the Hilton banner. This hotel boasts spacious suites designed for comfort and convenience, some even featuring fully equipped kitchens. They also offer stunning ocean views, perfect for soaking in the Hawaiian scenery. The property aimed to create residential-style units that call to a wider range of travelers than the hotel’s prior operator.

Beyond the rooms, Ka La’i offers a full-service spa, an inviting outdoor pool with poolside dining, and two on-site restaurants where you can enjoy al fresco meals. If you’re looking to explore the surrounding area, the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of popular Waikiki attractions like the Royal Hawaiian Center and the International Market Place.

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What to expect at Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach

  • Activities: The hotel itself offers a relaxing atmosphere with a spa and pool, and the surrounding area offers kayaking or scuba diving. You can also explore hiking and biking trails, or take an eco-tour. Families with children will appreciate the Honolulu Zoo and Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, both within easy reach.
  • Foodie focus: The two on-site restaurants, In-Yo Cafe for breakfast and Wai‘olu Ocean Cuisine for dinner, specialize in locally-inspired dishes like poke. You can enjoy poolside dining or opt for a more formal al fresco experience at the restaurant.
  • Beyond the immediate area, Ka La’i Waikiki Beach is a great jumping-off point for exploring Honolulu. If you’re interested in history, Iolani Palace, the former royal residence, and the USS Arizona Memorial are both notable landmarks. Shopaholics will love the proximity to Luxury Row and Waikiki Beach Walk.

One quick note – the Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach adds a daily resort fee to your stay to cover a variety of perks. This includes Wi-Fi, beach rentals like chairs and umbrellas, poolside refreshments, and even reusable water bottles to stay hydrated throughout your trip.

Price: From $372 per night

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