History of the Ilikai Hotel & Suites
Even amongst the legendary beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, Waikiki Beach holds a special allure. The Ilikai Hotel & Suites in Honolulu, Hawaii and its famed Waikiki Beach setting boast an illustrious history. Once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki Beach has been singled out for its spectacular natural beauty for the better part of the last century.
Real estate tycoon Chinn Ho built the Ilikai Hotel & Suites in Honolulu to be Hawaii’s finest high-rise hotel in 1964. Soaring to 30 stories with a rooftop restaurant and stunning glass elevator, the Ilikai was a sensation in design and the work of the architect of Seattle’s Space Needle, John Graham. Perhaps the Ilikai’s strongest claim to fame was from its prominence in the television series “Hawaii Five-0.” During the opening credit the Ilikai’s luxurious penthouse is featured.
Ilikai Hotel & Suites: A Modern Vision.
The Ilikai Hotel & Suites in Honolulu, Hawaii remains an iconic vision of modern luxury. The legend continues to this day, and the Ilikai remains a treasured and contemporary architectural marvel dotting the natural splendor of Hawaii’s incomparable Waikiki Beach.