Shauna Nakamura, area account director, leisure and transient with Highgate, was emphasising the renovations at Alohilani Resort Shauna Nakamura, area account director, leisure and transient with Highgate, was emphasising the renovations at Alohilani Resort

New look hotels say Aloha in New Zealand

The upgrading, relaunching and rebranding of properties, especially around Waikiki, was a big part of the message at Aloha Down Under in Wellington and Auckland this week.

 

The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki’s room renovation was completed in July 2018 and has emerged with a ‘nature meets neon’ theme. ‘We’re aiming to be the most Instagramable hotel in Waikiki,’ says director of sales and marketing Josephine Tedrowe. The 839 room Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is also promoting a ‘brand new’ product after a year of renovations. The flagship of the Highgate Hawaii Group, Alohilani has a beachside location within the shopping and entertainment district and includes the Morimoto Asia and Momosan Restaurants by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.

 

The Queen Kapi’olani Hotel, located at the edge of Waikiki with views over Diamond Head, has undergone a US$43m renovation to position it as the ‘newest four star property in Waikiki’, says account director Jennifer Kim. The hotel is steps away from the beach and directly across from the Honolulu Zoo and the Kapi’olani Park. It features 315 upgraded guestrooms and suites, a pool deck, restaurant, fitness centre, retail, and wedding and event spaces. Aloha Down Under was held at Rydges Wellington and Pullman Auckland. • Earlier stories in TRAVELinc Memo and One Minute Memo Tuesday 31 July.

 

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