UPDATE: HONOLULU - Hawaii Prince Hotel

The Hawaii Prince Hotel reports that a sorely-needed $5 million renovation has been completed.

After I visited the Hawaii Prince Hotel on O'ahu in February 2011, I noted in my blog post that the hotel was in dire need of an update.

Now, I'm told, that update is complete.

King Room at the Hawaii Prince
A dispatch from the hotel's P-R firm says the 521 guest rooms have been updated "with a new softness ... that reflect[s] an island sense of place in tune with the contemporary architecture of the building. In addition, the hotel restor[ed] its signature 25-foot tall waterfall fronting Ala Moana Boulevard."

The firm also provided these photos of the newly-redecorated rooms.

Candidly, the design scheme reflected in these new photos is not very different from the previous design, but that's not a bad thing.

Living Room, Prince Suite
The previous style was not the problem; it was the state of disrepair that I criticized. Now, with the refresh complete, that should no longer be an issue.

With the excellent service I experienced, as well as the great proximity to Waikiki, I'm very much looking forward to visiting the Hawaii Prince again.

If you get there before I do, please let me know what you find and I'll post it here.


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Photos courtesy The Hawaii Prince Hotel
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