SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

September 19, 2013 15:20 ET

Hotel in Waikiki Celebrates Queen Lili'uokalani's Birthday With Fall Schedule of Events

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Offers Fun for Aloha Week Through September

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - September isn't traditionally known as a month for celebration, but in Hawaii, it's the time celebrate the birth of Queen Lili'uokalani and the local culture's music, dance and history with Aloha Week. To kicks things off, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa hosted an event in honor of the queen's birthday, inviting guests to learn more about the queen and the royal site on which the Waikiki Beach hotel sits.

The birthday celebration was just the start of a month of events at this hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. For Aloha Week, the resort is hosting its own special events.

On September 25th, join guests and visitors in the Paoakalani Tower Main Lobby for The Story of Hamohamo: Queen Lili'uokalani. From 9:30 to 11am, visitors will learn about the history of the hotel and the land upon which it sits. Afterward, head to the first-floor arcade for the local crafters' fair, held 9am to 2pm on both September 25th and the 27th.

This Pearl Harbor hotel has a special relationship with the past queen. A century ago it was the site of her summer home, which she called Paoakalani, translated to mean "heavenly fragrance." As it was surrounded by lily ponds, elaborate gardens and tropical flowers, she couldn't have chosen a better name. Just as the queen used the home as a place to retreat, relax and informally entertain friends and family, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, with permission from the queen's Liliuokalani Trust, set to do the same when it built the resort on the royal site.

About the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
From honeymooners to families of four, the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers paradise just steps from the Pacific Ocean. Spread across 5.2 acres, this Waikiki spa resort offers plenty of options for entertainment including two heated outdoor pools; scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing; a fitness center and full-service Spa Olakino. Located next to Diamond Head Crater and near major attractions including Pearl Harbor and the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, this beautiful resort is the perfect base for exploring the island. Guest rooms are luxuriously outfitted with island-style decor, Marriott's signature Revive bedding package, high-speed Internet access, a 37-inch flat-screen TV, minifridge, coffee/tea service and in-room dining. Oceanfront rooms offer stunning views of the mountains, Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. When it comes to dining, guests will find plenty of options. Enjoy a healthy breakfast or themed dinner buffet at Kuhio Beach Grill; dine poolside with live nightly entertainment at Moana Terrace; tuck into award-winning Asian-Pacific cuisine, with a focus on seafood, at Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar; savor authentic Italian fare at Arancino di Mare; settle in for a hearty steak dinner at d.k Steak House or grab a coffee and snack at Seattle's Best Coffee. The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa offers a stunning location for weddings and meetings, and features more than 50,000 sq. ft. of function space.

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