New-look Waikiki Hilton launches makeover special

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s US$45-million makeover is complete and to celebrate the resort is offering the “Fireworks over the Rainbow”room package that includes oceanfront accommodations along Waikiki Beach. The transformation of all 800 rooms began in April with each room receiving a total makeover, including all furnishings, carpet, wall covering, bathrooms, tubs, fixtures, drapery and artwork. The tower’s signature suites, the Duke Kahanamoku Suite and the Niumalu Suite on the 30th and 31st floors were completed with a total price tag of US$1 million in upgrades. Since its opening in 1968, the Rainbow Tower has become a favourite for guests because of its proximity to the beach and Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Guest will be able to enjoy the Rainbow Tower with “Fireworks over the Rainbow.”It includes a stay in a newly revamped Rainbow Tower oceanfront room, a US$50 resort credit per stay, one bottle of wine and a cheese and charcuterie plate to be enjoyed on Friday night while watching the resort’s fireworks display. The package is available for stays of three nights or more over a Friday night. Advance reservations are required and black-out dates apply. The package starts at US$329 per night and can be booked under rate code P4 by calling reservations at the hotel directly at 808-949-4321 or toll-free at 1-800-HILTONS. (