Although some people find it difficult to think of ghosts in a tropical paradise such as Hawaii, the Hilton Hawaiian Village has more than its share of ghost stories from the hotel staff and guests. It is said that the ghost of a beautiful woman in a red dress is constantly seen wandering the halls. Other people also claim seeing her on the beach. Many people believe that this beautiful young lady is the volcano goddess who comes to Earth in many forms, including that of an old woman and a hitchhiker.
Legend says that in 1959, an employee of the hotel saw the young lady vanish right in front of his own eyes. Although most people believe that she is the volcano goddess, others say that it is the ghost of a young woman who was murdered in her hotel room.
Located on the island of Oahu, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel was born from the idea of Henry J. Kaiser. Kaiser also built the Hoover Dam and the Grand Coulee Dam. In order to construct the large hotel, Kaiser bought Kalia estate. It was formerly called the Kaiser Village Hotel.
Today, the hotel sits on more than 22 acres of beachfront property and it also has the biggest swimming pool in entire Waikiki. It has exotic wildlife, more than 22 restaurants and botanical gardens. The Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel is the largest hotel in the Hilton chain and it has more than three thousand rooms for guests to choose from. It is also the 17th largest hotel in the whole world.
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel offers Hawaiian hospitality with modern comforts. It has a diverse selection of international restaurants serving a myriad of delicacies, more than 90 shops and boutiques and a super pool which is the largest in the island of Hawaii. Friday nights are exceptional in the hotel and on the island with a spectacular fireworks show.
The hotel sits on 22 acres of beachfront property, all with romantic seaside sunsets. Mandara Spa is the place to go for guests who want to pamper themselves. It is the largest spa in Waikiki which incorporates European, Polynesian, Asian, Western and Hawaiian concepts of beauty and relaxation. One of its new offerings is the Bamboo Massage. It is a warm and soothing massage that will relax the senses.
Some of the restaurants which people can find in the hotel and enjoy are the Rainbow Lanai, Tropics Bar & Grill, and Bali Steak & seafood. The Waikiki Starlight Luau is something that every hotel guest should experience.
- Fitness center
- Complimentary wireless internet connection
- Valet parking
- Cable television
Things to Do
Hawaii is a surfer’s and beach bum’s paradise. Guests can spend a day in Kailua Beach enjoying long stretches of powdery white beach. Kailua Beach is one of the nation’s top beaches. Guests can go to Hawaiian Watersports. They offer windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddling and kayaking lessons to newbies. The gentle Pacific green sea turtle also calls Hawaii its home. These huge creatures which can grow to 4 feet are endangered. If you want to meet these gentle giants, you should go to Turtle Canyon or Kailua Bay.
Oahu is the home of various golf courses. Some of these golf courses are ultra-exclusive and are only open for private club members. However, most are open to everyone. There is the Ala Wai Golf Course, Ko Olina Golf Course, Sheraton Makaha Resort West, Makaha Valley Golf Club, Pearl Country Club, and Kapolei Country Club.
- Oceanview rooms with 2 double beds start at $309
- Tapa family rooms start at $359
- Rainbow Oceanview 2 double beds start at $339
- Rainbow Oceanfront with 2 double beds start at $369