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Hilton Grand Waikikian and Disney Resort come to Oahu

7 March 2009

Hilton Grand Waikikian

While some are feeling the pinch of an economic downturn, Hawaii’s tourism industry remains strong. Two well known ‘families’ have made the most recent contribution to Oahu’s ever-growing hotel population: The Hilton Family and a very large family that includes one very popular Mickey Mouse!

Opening in December, 2008, The Hilton Grand Waikikian became the newest addition to the sprawling 22 acre Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa on Waikiki Beach. This 38 story, 331-suite luxury time share is a vacation home to the elite members of The Hilton Grand Vacation Club. Club members will spend between $40,000 and $80,000 for an annual week-long stay at this upscale property. Suites range from one to three bedrooms and the five top floors house the three-bedroom Penthouse suites, which average $100,000 for an annual week-long vacation. The Hilton Hawaiian Village property includes a number of hotel towers and three time share towers, including the 236 unit Lagoon Tower and the 72 unit Kalia Tower.

The Grand Waikikian includes many upscale amenities as well as a 5,000 square foot pool which features a water slide, waterfalls and a swim-through grotto lagoon.

Disney Resort in HawaiiOn the Western side of the island, another large scale project is in the works. The Disney Company has ventured to the Aloha state to begin work on their first non-theme park related resort on 21 acres of beach front property in Ko Olina. The $800 million resort will include 350 hotel rooms and 480 time share villas for their more than 350,000 Disney Vacation Club members. With Hawaii’s Governor’s blessing, this Disney resort anticipates creating more than 1,000 new jobs. While most hotels typically offer job opportunities for hospitality and housekeeping personnel, one can only expect that this new resort will open up more diverse employment prospects, living up to the the Disney way of the provision of entertainment and activities.

Completion of the Disney Resort in Hawaii is anticipated in 2011.

3 Comments »

  • Destination Paradise said:

    I can’t wait till that resort comes to Hawaii. It’s going to be a good addition to our already stacked line-up of Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii. Disney is gonna rock!

  • Argentina travel said:

    Uff these are big guys, good that they are also going to hawaii. i´ve been in aHilton village beach resort, what can I say.. was incredible.

  • Travel Resorts said:

    The Hilton Grand Waikikian became the newest addition to the sprawling 22 acre Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa on Waikiki Beach.