Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Refreshes for Millennials

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Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Diverse meeting venues, a service-oriented atmosphere and lush tropical beauty characterize the 1,310-room Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, located just steps from Waikiki beach and the Pacific Ocean in Honolulu. The hotel’s 55,000 sf of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting space caters to groups of all sizes. And a new renovation set for completion this June will expand this “Aloha” spirit through soft lobby, public area and guest room updates designed to foster creativity, comfort and communication while drawing the outdoors, and Honolulu’s rich culture, inside.

“The corporate meeting market is our focus,” says Pattie Herman, director of sales/marketing. “With the renovation, we’ll be a four-star property with contemporary styling in the lobby and guest rooms that appeal to millennial groups.”

The hotel’s guest rooms, many with views of the ocean, mountains or nearby Diamond Head Crater, fan out between two towers, Kealohilani and the newly refreshed Paoakalani. In addition to the various ballrooms located in both towers, the 20,000-sf open-air Moana Terrace on the Kealohilani side holds room for 1,000; two terraces in the Paoakalini tower offer a combined 12,400 sf of space for cocktails or other receptions, the details of which Herman says can be hammered out easy enough by her team.

“Each group we work with gets dedicated attention from our events and operations team. With the pampering and service you receive from us, we know you’ll want to come back.” One of the bigger perks of the hotel’s events and operations team is a complimentary events webpage where guests can get information, reserve rooms and stay updated on event details.

Sprawling over five acres, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers plenty of activities for groups—from scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming on-site to surfing lessons nearby at the Pro Surf School Hawaii from local, professional surfers with over 20 years surfing experience. Other local attractions with team building possibilities include Pearl Harbor, Dole Plantation, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium.

The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is part of the Marriott Convention & Resort Network, a collection of 60 integrated JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Marriott and Gaylord Hotels brands.

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Laurel Herman is publisher/editorial director of Prevue. She has spent the last 39 years roaming the globe with the focused belief that sharing stories of different cultures and experiences is an integral way to foster world peace. It all started in 1972 while she was finishing her college education in London, when she had the opportunity to backpack throughout Europe. Laurel continued her love affair with travel by expanding Recommend Magazine to a worldwide destination brand when she became its publisher/editorial director in 1985. She then launched the Prevue brand in 2009, which has taken her to destinations like Egypt, India, Australia, France, Barcelona, Thailand, Italy and Israel, among others.