Halekulani Introduces The Orchid Suite as Part of "The Premier Suites at Halekulani"

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Halekulani, one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed luxury resorts, will soon unveil “The Orchid Suite at Halekulani,” a pioneering and transformative concept that will transcend the traditional hotel suite model, just as “The Vera Wang Suite at Halekulani” did when it debuted in 2005. A residential ambiance that represents a confluence of a contemporary aesthetic and the casually elegant sensibility for which Halekulani has come to be renowned, The Orchid Suite at Halekulani, embodies the ethereal qualities of the property’s iconic Cattleya Orchid, and a spaciousness that is both airy and languid, as well as intimate and inspiring.

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The Orchid Suite at Halekulani, which will debut this December 20th, is an exemplification of Halekulani's property-wide renewal initiative leading up to Halekulani's 25th Anniversary in 2009, and one of the three iconic suites that will comprise "The Premier Suites at Halekulani." Catering to the myriad lifestyles of the hotel's international clientele, who keep coming back to Halekulani because of its uniquely gracious and individualized service, The Premier Suites at Halekulani encompass the newly redesigned Royal Suite, the iconic Vera Wang Suite and the soon to be unveiled Orchid Suite, each of which has a distinct aesthetic and sensibility and individually tailored experiential amenity programs. The Royal Suite is simple, classical and regal. The décor of this 4,066 square foot suite celebrates the various Pacific and Asian cultures that are a part of today's Hawaiian culture. The 2,135 square foot Vera Wang Suite, personally designed by the suite's namesake, exudes a casual elegance and sensuality. Vera Wang's home, gift, bath and accessories collection are paired with rare furnishings from Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia to create a stylish and sophisticated respite.

The Orchid Suite embodies three of Halekulani's elemental values: Wellness (mind, body and spirit), Connoisseur (fine cuisine) and Masterworks (the arts). Inspired by the calming and enveloping Pacific Ocean, The Orchid Suite will feature an exclusive Sea of Life Wellness Program designed by award-winning SpaHalekulani featuring treatments and therapies inspired by renewing properties of the sea. For epicurean connoisseurs, The Orchid Suite will feature a full-service Sub-Zero Wolf kitchen with interactive cooking experiences by Halekulani Chefs, daily market deliveries and a select La Mer menu of the finest in European cuisine. To perpetuate the Masterworks brand element, Halekulani will unveil an exciting new partnership in the near future as well as the Art in Motion luxury automobile program.

"The Orchid Suite, as part of The Premier Suites at Halekulani, embodies the cultural and gracious personal service legacy that is the personification of Halekulani," said Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation. "Based upon the unprecedented success of the Vera Wang Suite, we saw an opportunity and a need to create a collection of iconic suites for our guests who want the best and will accept nothing less. Each of the three suites which comprise The Premier Suites at Halekulani offer distinctly different ambiances and experiential amenities that cater to the individual lifestyles of our international clientele."

Guests of the 2,365 square foot Orchid Suite will experience superlative design elements, carefully orchestrated to provide privacy while maintaining the exceptional standards and experiences for which Halekulani has come to be known. Set apart from the historic Main Building, the Orchid Suite will be situated facing the Pacific Ocean with doors opening onto a private lawn with panoramic views of Waikiki Beach. The interiors have been artfully designed in calming tones so as not to compete with the dramatic and vibrant Hawaiian views. The master suite will afford guests with a spectacular view of Diamond Head while the en-suite master bath equipped with steam shower and deep steeping tub, will offer private views of the garden.

The living room was designed to resemble a luxurious beach cottage, an homage to the original days of Halekulani, with indoor/outdoor alfresco dining and a spacious lanai, idyllic for day or evening lounging. The entertainment room will also serve as a private study or family room.

The Premier Suites at Halekulani, including the Orchid Suite, will offer guests a new and extraordinary amenity program called "ART IN MOTION." Guests of the three luxury suites will be offered keys to a collection of unparalleled exotic automobiles, once again redefining international hospitality standards. The extraordinary fleet features a brand new Maserati GranTurismo and Bentley Continental GTC. Guests may experience these cars first hand or with a personal driver, all complimentary with a stay in one of the Premier Suites at Halekulani.

Continuing Halekulani's tradition of gracious hospitality and personalized service, all suites in the Premier Collection will feature the following complimentary services: Butler Service, Customized Culinary Programs, Personal Concierge and VIP privileges with the hotel's "For You Everything, Program" offering complimentary access to the Honolulu Symphony, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Contemporary Museum of Arts Honolulu and the Shang-Ri La Estate, among others.

The Premier Suites at Halekulani are each available for $7,000 per night, and reservations can be made directly, or by travel professionals, through the Halekulani Executive Offices. For further information, please call 808-931-5005 or visit Halekulani's website at http://www.halekulani.com.

About Halekulani

Consistently ranked among the world's best hotels, Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Okura Hotels & Resorts, two exclusive organizations pursuing service excellence and standards of the highest quality. Travel + Leisure ranked Halekulani as #1 hotel in Oahu and #17 worldwide in 2007; while naming the Vera Wang Suite at Halekulani one of the 50 most romantic destinations in the world. Also in 2006, the three year-old SpaHalekulani was named a "Leading Spa of the World" and the #2 best resort spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. In addition, Halekulani's fine dining restaurant La Mer is Hawaii's only AAA-Five Diamond Restaurant, holding this esteemed rating for 17-consecutive years, as well as being voted #8 of "America's Top 100 Hotel Restaurants" by Zagat in 2006. The Leading Hotels of the World, ltd. has bestowed Halekulani with its annual Quality Award, making the Waikiki resort the only Leading Hotel to achieve this prestigious honor in either the United States or Canada. Halekulani is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages Waikiki Parc Hotel. For reservations and information contact your travel planner or the hotel at (800) 367-2343 or (808) 923-2311. Reservations can also be made through Halekulani's website at http://www.halekulani.com.

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