WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - By Davis Pitner
The newly refurbished Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach Resort opened Monday following a 13-month renovation.
The project cost the hotel chain $115 million dollars.
John Greenleaf, the Global Head of the Hilton Garden, said the project is a huge accomplishment.
"It's a big day for the Hilton Garden Inn brand, and a big day for Waikiki, with the first Garden Inn on the island," Greenleaf said. "We are very pleased with the beauty of this hotel that our invested partners invested in."
The new rooms feature a 48-inch TV, a king or queen size bed, and an outside patio overlooking Waikiki. Guests will also have access to the hotel's fitness centers, Holoholo Cafe and Market and rooftop pool.
Greenleaf said the hotel's amenities, easy beach access and location will provide guests with a unique staying experience.
Guests can rent a room at the Hilton Garden Inn for as low as $209 a night and officials say the hotel's current rate is priced below the company's international average.
Visitors have a lot to choose from when it comes to booking a hotel in Waikiki but Greenleaf says he is optimistic of the Hilton Garden Inn's success.
"It's a brand new hotel but more important than that is the strength of the Hilton name," Greenleaf said. "The Hilton has been long established here on Oahu and the awareness of the Hilton Garden Inn brand has a global footprint."
To date over one hundred room reservations have been made.
The Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach Resort is said to be the largest hotel in its brand's history with 623 fully renovated rooms.