The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Dolphin Quest Oahu is located at the world-class Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu and we are proud to partner with them.
The Kahala Hotel & Resort facts:
- First opened in 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, next to the Waialae Country Club private golf course
- Then known as the Kahala Hilton, the resort cost $12 million to build, and was the first major resort to have air-conditioning in all rooms
- There are 364 spacious guest rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, and meeting facilities
- The location features exotic gardens, the world-famous orchid staircase, an outdoor swimming pool, and an exclusive shopping center
- Capitalizing on the hotel’s relatively removed location, it became known as a celebrity hideaway and the perfect location for discriminating world travelers
- By 1967 it achieved a remarkable 90 percent occupancy rate and sealed its reputation as a watering hole for the extremely wealthy and hugely famous
- The Kahala also became the hotel for royalty, heads of state, and legends of the sporting, musical, and literary worlds
- Despite is reputation for attracting the rich and famous, the resort also became a legendary gathering place for Honolulu’s local society
- The resort has one of the largest rooms in Hawaii at more than 550 square feet, with his-and-her bathroom vanities and walk-in closets
- Every U.S. president from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush has stayed at the resort.
- A beach bar was opened as the location for ‘Rick’s Bar’ in the TV series Magnum P.I., which is now The Kahala O Ke Kai, a beautiful oceanfront function room
- Throughout the years, The Kahala has hosted 20th century icons such as John Wayne and Frank Sinatra,
- They have housed musical legends such as The Who, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder
- And welcomed dignitaries such as Queen Elizabeth, Emperor Akihito, and Empress Michiko of Japan
- Also, hosted modern day A-listers such as Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Drew Barrymore, and Justin Timberlake, and more.