KING KALAKAUA
Hawaiian King around the end of the century.  On Oahu, he built the Iolani Palace, the only palace in the U. S.   The king was known as the “Merrie Monarch.”  The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is named after him.
 
Hotel:  Former home of King Kalakaua. 
 
The ambiance here is inherited from Hawaii’s royal past, when King David Kalakaua retreated from the summer court at Kailua to these sacred grounds.  His home has been preserved and remains next to the “The Po’o” (sacred bathing pool).  The pool is reserved for families of Head Chiefs and Priests of Hawaii.
 
Accommodations:
318 guest rooms and suites, all recently renovated in wicker and rattan with balconies and ocean view.
 
Features:
Oceanfront, adjacent to a sandy beach fronting volcanic tidal pools.  Swimming pool, spa pool, 6 tennis courts, saunas and exercise room.  Discover historic remains of ancient heiau (temples) and petroglyphs made by the earliest Hawaiian settlers.  Meetings and conference space can accommodate up to 1000 (theater style), or 700 banquet capacity.  Restaurant, cocktail lounge and shops. 
 
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