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The Queen Kapiolani Hotel brings you back to Waikiki’s Golden Age with authentic decor catering to kamaaina memories of Waikiki as a place where they came to have fun. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is exploring the hotel and seeing how it’s perpetuating the legacy of its namesake.
The hotel strives to share the Hawaiian culture while also embracing Queen Kapiolani’s motto, “Kūlia i ka nu’u,” which means “strive to reach the highest.” The queen was deeply interested in the health and welfare of the native Hawaiian people and raised funds to establish the Kapiolani Maternity Home in 1890. Carrying the legacy, the hotel offers unique on-site events that support the local community, such as Aloha Cancer Project. It also promotes environmental protection by eliminating one-time use plastic.
The Royal Gallery is also an important part of the hotel’s legacy. The portraits were done by local artists during the 1960’s and 70’s and include figures central to the history of Waikiki, including King Kalakaua, Queen Kapiolani, Princess Kaiulani, the princess’s father Archibald Cleghorn, and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. You can learn more at the weekly Royal Art Gallery Tour run by the hotel’s cultural advisor Ikaika Pestana.
The new Queen Kapiolani Hotel offers visitors and locals alike a unique way to learn about Hawaii’s history while enjoying the “QK Life.” The hotel offers live entertainment featuring some of Hawaii’s top local musicians at its restaurant, Deck, as well as haku lei workshops, yoga classes, jogging tours and Mai Tai making classes weekly. Once a month, the hotel also hosts Sunset Sessions, a free poolside concert.
The Queen Kapiolani Hotel is the perfect place to book your next staycation! Kamaaina, book your next stay using the promo code “ALOHAQK” and receive 20 percent off along with complimentary valet parking.
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