Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, an Oahu lifestyle star

by James Wilkinson

When it comes to lifestyle hotels on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, one of the standouts is the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, which features an infinity pool, cabanas, top restaurants and bars and stylish rooms and suites.

The ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is located across from the golden sands of Hawaii’s most popular seaside attraction and it’s also home to some of the best hospitality in the United States.

The resort, which is named in honour of Queen Lili’uokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom, also features one of the best executive lounges in all of Hawaii, the Longboard Club, which includes breakfast and evening culinary delights daily alongside local craft beers and a wine cruvinet with 16 varietals.

To find out what makes the property so unique, Wayfarer Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, spoke exclusively on camera to ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach General Manager, Matthew Grauso (to view the video, click on the YouTube image above).


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