Hilton Hawaiian Village
Perched at the western edge of Waikiki Beach, with 3,500 rooms (making it the largest Hilton in the world), the Hilton Hawaiian Village can boast 50-plus years of unique, star-studded hospitality. This is where the Blue Hawaii cocktail was invented, in 1957. In 1961, legendary hotelier Conrad N. Hilton purchased Henry J. Kaiser’s share of the resort for $21.5 million—one of the biggest transactions of that time—followed by a variety of other headline grabbers, including opening of the Rainbow Tower in 1968, with the world’s largest ceramic-tile mosaic(286 feet high by 26 feet wide), and the debut of Don Ho at the Hilton Dome in 1981. The property has a multi-generational appeal with petting zoo’s for the young children, ocean activities galore for the teens and late night entertainment for the adults, and don’t miss the Friday night fireworks. To make reservations click here to my Priceline affiliate link or email mimi@HawaiiIslander.com.