Here’s what’s new at Oahu’s top hotels and resorts

Some of Oahu’s top resorts have new packages and updates that add plenty more value to clients’ Hawaiian getaways.

The Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach is launching a new package in January called ‘Plant Your Intentions’, which will help guide visitors toward a path of self-discovery. They’ll be taken on a journey to map out actionable intentions through astrological reading, a dream board workshop and symbolic native tree planting. Go to for more details.

To celebrate its storied history, Aqua-Aston Hospitality will be hosting the Aqua-Aston 70th Commemoration with 70 days of aloha. These include special celebrations at individual properties, beach cleanups and great rates at The Residences at Waikiki Beach Tower, Aqua Oasis and more. Go to for more information.

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk is now offering premium suites that feature exceptional ocean views and enhanced amenities. The premium suites are located in the resort’s prime corner units perfect for families, romantic escapes and group getaways with friends. For more go to

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort will kick off the new year with the 7th Night Free with Luau package, available to book now. The deal provides guests with a free night when they book seven or more nights at the resort. In addition, two tickets per seven-night booking to Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Waikiki Starlight Luau sweetens the deal.

Mandarin Oriental is returning to Hawaii to operate 125 hotel rooms and more than 100 residential apartments in a new tower to be built next to Ala Moana Center. Scheduled to open in 2020, the building will feature a rooftop restaurant and bar with exceptional views of the beach, city and Diamond Head. The spa will offer holistic services, a fitness centre and swimming pool, and the property will boast a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and event spaces. Go to for more.

The Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger will unveil its newly-styled property featuring enhancements to its porte cochére exterior and pool deck. It will also boast brand new rooms featuring local artist Zak Noyle’s underwater photo mural. Acclaimed guitarist, singer and composer Makana will grace the lobby with his island acoustic sounds. The hotel’s ‘Beachcomber Experience Package’ includes a daily US$50 resort credit for Maui Brewing Co. Waikiki, daily valet parking and rides on the Waikiki Connection Trolley. For more go to

Lastly, after undergoing a full restoration to its original 1960s glory, the White Sands Hotel will be relaunching in February 2019. As one of Waikiki’s only remaining walk-up hotels, White Sands will boast a lush garden and pool courtyard oasis complete with a bar-adjacent hot tub. Go to for more information.