DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Island Getaway in Hilo

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DoubleTree chas expanded its footprint to include Hilo, with the opening of its first Hawaiian property called The Grand Naniloa Hotel.

Following a $30 million renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton has launched The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo in Hawaii. A 70-acre oceanfront property boasting views of the Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea Volcano, the getaway is located about two miles from the Hilo International Airport.

The hotel’s 320 refurbished guestrooms and suites provide upscale lodging for vacationers set on exploring the charms of nearby attractions. Blending culture with modern luxuries, the island’s offerings include the lava flows of Kalapana, snorkelling, and surfing off the ocean coasts.

Hula photographer and artistic curator, Kim Taylor Reece, has submitted a collection of his own works worth $4 million for display in the guestrooms and common areas. Additionally, the lobby features a showcase of rotating exhibits which highlight Hilo history and Hawaiian culture.

Golfers will have access to the locale’s only nine-hole course, while sunbathers can expect to take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool area. The hotel also packs a fully-equipped fitness facility. On the nightlife front, travellers will be afforded entertainment infused with local flavours.

“As our first hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii, this property is sure to deliver the wow guests are travelling to find, while providing the award-winning service they expect when staying at any of our properties worldwide,” said Dianna Vaughan, SVP and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

Hilton was a global winner of the 2014-2015 World Branding Awards in the Hotels category.