The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel: Travelweek sits down with the boutique hotel on Waikiki’s quieter side

The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel: Travelweek sits down with the boutique hotel on Waikiki’s quieter side

The New Otani Kaimana Beach hotel may be just the property many Canadians travelling to Waikiki have been searching for. With a location tucked into the calmer side of Waikiki, beach space that feels private, rates that won’t break the bank and a plethora of room categories for couples and families, Travelweek just had to learn more about this boutique hotel. So we touched base with Arlene Chmolack, Sales and Marketing Manager at The New Otani, who was happy to answer our questions.


Travelweek: The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel has a location near Waikiki that sets it apart from other hotels and resorts in the area. What can New Otani’s guests take advantage of with its special location?

Chmolack: “The New Otani is a jewel in a perfect setting and nestled between our beautiful Sans Souci Beach and below the peaks of Diamond Head Crater. Our guests can take advantage of being on the quiet side of Waikiki and enjoying the beautiful sunsets and relaxation our boutique hotel has to offer. In addition to being on the quieter end of Waikiki us also have staff that provide the best customer service with ‘Aloha’ that separates us from the rest.”


Travelweek: With a fluctuating Canadian dollar, many Canadian travellers are keen to find room rates near Waikiki that fit their budget. What options can Canadian travel agents find for their clients at The New Otani?

Chmolack: “Canadian travellers can find affordable rates that will meet their budget. We also offer rates that include breakfast and many outstanding services that they can take advantage of.”


Travelweek: Are there any room categories available at The New Otani to cater to families and travellers on longer stays?

Chmolack: “Yes there are. We have our Diamond Head Wing (three-story walk-up building) that offers studios and one-bedroom units that cater to that type of clientele. These rooms are equipped with a mini-kitchenette that has a microwave oven, coffee maker and refrigerator.”


Travelweek: Does The New Otani offer any special agent rates so travel agents can come and experience the property?

Chmolack: “We do offer a travel agent rate at the hotel with a valid picture IATAN (IATA) card. A completed site inspection of the hotel is also required to receive the rate. We work with our local tourism departments to promote the travel agent discount as we welcome them to stay and experience what our hotel has to offer and better understand our product and promote our hotel better.”