Monday, July 15, 2024

Aloha, it’s time for a Hawaiian Pride in Waikiki!

Waikiki’s beloved Kaimana Beach Hotel is celebrating Pride this October. 

Throughout the month of October, Kaimana Beach Hotel is offering discounted room rates with their “Pride the Wave” package designed to provide guests with an unforgettable experience that celebrates love, community, and the spirit of Pride. As a part of the package, guests can look forward to a 10% discount on reservations, limited-edition Pride apparel from the hotel’s beachside boutique Sunset Provisions and two delectable complimentary cocktails at onsite restaurant Hau Tree – the only culinary concept in Waikiki where you can dine steps from the sand. 

Leading the charge of Kaimana Beach Hotel’s diversity and inclusion initiatives is General Manager Ha’aheo Zablan, who also holds the position as director of the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation. Ha’aheo’s passion for fostering inclusivity resonates throughout the hotel, with the property proudly sponsoring a variety of Pride initiatives from festivals to sporting events, including the much anticipated Honolulu Pride Parade, which will take place on October 21

Kaimana Beach Hotel – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Pride Package: Guests who book the “Pride the Wave” deal will receive a 10% discount on their reservation, two complimentary cocktails at Hau Tree, and limited-edition Pride apparel from Sunset Provisions, the hotel’s beachside boutique. 
  • About Kaimana Beach Hotel: This inclusive oceanfront hotel completed an award-winning renovation in February 2021 that celebrates its original mid-century architecture with a new modern-boho aesthetic. General Manager Ha’aheo Zablan, a leader in Oahu’s LGBTQ community, has helped make Kaimana Beach Hotel one of Hawaii’s most welcoming hotels. The onsite Hau Tree restaurant is the newest revitalized culinary concept in Waikiki and one of the only places you can dine steps from the sand. Local mixologist Jen Ackrill transformed Hau Tree into one of the best spots for sunset cocktails, which nod to the classics (like the 1944 Mai Tai) and elevate beach favorites (like the Waialua Honey Ginger Daiquiri). Locals frequent the restaurant for boozy weekend brunches that include dishes like lemon ricotta pancakes and lobster benedicts alongside pineapple-orange mimosas and kaua’i salted espresso martinis. 
  • About Ha’aheo Zablan: Not only is he the general manager of Kaimana Beach Hotel, but he is also the director of the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation and a product of Papakōlea, O’ahu, one of the original Hawaiian Homesteads. He has deep roots in the islands – his tūtū was an original lei seller on Kalākaua Ave in Waikīki who gathered fresh flowers from her garden to string lei.

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