THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT opening its doors in 1964, The Kahala Hotel was and is still the Oahu escape for Hollywood stars. Signed portraits line the midcenturymodern halls, from The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to every U.S. president since Lyndon Johnson.
Minutes east of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head’s volcanic cone, the 10-story icon is easily accessible yet exclusive. From elopements to grand receptions for 300, events can take place anywhere on property, whether under the lagoon waterfall with the hotel’s dolphins whooshing past or on the private “kissing point” facing Oahu’s south shore. 800.367 .2525, kahalaresort.com — Vicky Hodges