Quick, what do a Saudi prince and rocker Ozzy Osbourne have in common? Unless members of Saudi royalty make a habit of gnawing off the heads of rodents, we can only think of one thing: Both have stayed at the Kahala Hotel & Resort’s luxurious Presidential Suite.
They’re in good company. Sony President Nobuyuki Idei and actors Pierce Brosnan and John Travolta are also among the luminaries who have stayed at the hotel’s premier suite. Of course, you don’t have to be a major celebrity to be treated like one. All it takes is a little green ($4,325 per night) to enjoy the Kahala Hotel & Resort’s 2,285-square-foot suite, which includes two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchenette and exercise room.
Integrating both contemporary and traditional Hawaiian as well as Asian design, the suite overlooks the ocean as well as both Diamond Head and Koko Head craters. Two lanais offer views of the hotel’s famous dolphin lagoon (home to six Atlantic bottlenose dolphins).
The master bedroom features a four-poster bed with Egyptian cotton linen. The master bath includes a separate glass show and a whirlpool spa (complete with coconut bath salts). The spacious living and dining areas are ideal for entertaining small groups.
Speaking of entertaining, guests at the Presidential Suite have the full complement of state-of-the-art equipment, including Sony Trinitron TV, stereo system and five-disc DVD player. Other amenities include a cordless telephone, Aveda bath products, and a Life Fitness Lifecycle.
For many visitors, staying at the Kahala Hotel & Resort is a treat in itself. The 364-room upscale hotel is located next to the Waialae Country Club in Kahala (a 10-minute drive from Waikiki). The hotel includes a fully equipped business center, five spa suites, exotic gardens, the dolphin lagoon, a shopping arcade and a number of eateries, including its award-winning signature restaurant, Hoku’s.