Located near the center of the famous 1.4-mile crescent of Waikiki Beach, in Hawaii, the Halekulani provides an oasis of quiet elegance, just steps away from the teeming streets of Waikiki. The five-acre Halekulani compound consists of five interconnected buildings artfully arranged around courtyards, gardens, a swimming pool, and oceanfront terraces, resulting in tranquility for its guests to feel isolated from the surrounding high-rise bustle. All buildings step down in height to a welcome one- and two- storey residential scale along the beachfront. Nearly all of the 456 guestrooms and suites are oriented to ocean views; many rooms open out towards the massive Diamond Head crater. The Halekulani is the only resort hotel on the island of Oahu to have been awarded the AAA Five Diamond rating, indicative of an unsurpassed level of quality, service, and tropical ambience.