Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
2015 Hawaii A.S.L.A. Honor Award
This area of Waikiki was called Helumoa and was named after Ka‘auhelumoa, a mythical chicken that scratched the earth from which a tall Coconut Palm grew. This Coconut Palm is said to be the parent of the legendary Coconut grove that once numbered 10,000 palms. Coconut Palms serve as the common thread in the landscape, creating a “lei of green” through the two properties.
Highlights of the project include an artesian spring at the Sheraton Waikiki motor court, an improved entry drive and porte cochere at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel that enhances the sense of arrival, renovations to the Royal Grove, and numerous water features.