Work has begun on a $5 million upgrade to guestrooms at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki.


“We are re-energizing and refreshing the guestrooms in a stylish island decor that complements the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor,” Donn Takahashi, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii, said in a statement.

The project has been timed “to place the hotel at its very best” as it prepares to host government leaders and other officials attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in November, Takahashi said.

Room improvements will include new flat-screen TVs, carpets, island-inspired decor and furnishings, contemporary lighting and new artwork by local artists.

The 512-room property will also redesign the waterfall at the hotel’s entrance with new landscaping and engineering changes aimed at improving energy conservation and reducing water consumption.

The room upgrades are expected to be completed in September, and work on the waterfall will likely finish in October.
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