KAPAA, Hawaii – Hilton Garden Inn has opened its first hotel in the state of Hawaii, Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay. The property, which is owned by Aloha Beach Hotel Partners, LLC and managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, brings 216 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand of more than 665 hotels worldwide. The newly-transformed hotel represents Hilton Worldwide’s return to Kauai and Hilton Garden Inn brand’s presence in all 50 U.S. states.
“This opening marks a significant milestone as we introduce our brand to Hawaii and round out our presence in all 50 states, while also bringing Hilton Worldwide back to this beautiful island, making our new Hilton Garden Inn the only Hilton Worldwide property on Kauai,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Wailua Bay is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and we look forward to sharing the Hilton Garden Inn experience with our brand’s signature service, style and Satisfaction PromiseTM with island travelers.”
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay is located on 3-5920 Kuhio Highway where the famous Wailua River meets the Pacific Ocean and offers dramatic views and picture perfect opportunities. This convenient location is ideal for a Hawaiian adventure and is situated near Lydgate Beach Park, one of the area’s only lifeguarded, swimmable beaches. The property is within walking distance of Smiths Tropical Paradise Garden Luau and is a short ride from Coconut Marketplace and Pono Market. Wailua River Bay, Wailua and Opaekaa Falls, Wailua Golf Course, Lihue Airport, Fern Grotto and the Nounou ‘Sleeping Giant’ hiking trail are also nearby. Guests can rely on suggestions from community-oriented Hilton Garden Inn Team Members on additional things to do in the area.
“Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay offers high-end amenities and services that will provide guests with a memorable vacation on one of the most beautiful islands in the world,” said Ray Blouin, general manager. “Ideal for leisure or business travelers, our new hotel provides comfortable accommodations with the space to regroup and relax following a day kayaking or just exploring the beauty of Wailua Bay and Kauai. We look forward to welcoming guests to the ‘Garden Isle’ with the spirit of Aloha.”
The open-air lobby brings Hawaii’s natural beauty inside for all guests to enjoy. Guests can dine on-property at The Garden Grille and Bar®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, and cocktails*. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and microwaveable packaged items.
The new property offers more than 7,460 square feet of flexible meeting space and an on-site gazebo, perfect for weddings. Hilton Garden Inn guests will see why Life’s Better at the Garden through amenities and services offered throughout the resort, including complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with Print Spots remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor pools, a whirlpool and a playground near the Ke Ala Hele Makalae walking and biking path that hugs the eastern coastline. For an additional fee, the hotel also provides bicycle rentals, fishing excursions, sailing, sightseeing tours and snorkeling.
All 216 guest rooms, suites and two-room cottages boast the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens, along with dramatic ocean, mountain or garden views. Included in each room is a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair, and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven as well as a Keurig coffee maker. At 685-sq.ft., the property’s newly-remodeled two-room cottages are spacious with separate sleeping and living areas, plus a lanai.