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Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach Becomes First Hilton LXR Hotel in Hawaii

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Hilton’s luxury LXR Hotels & Resorts brand has debuted in Hawaii. Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts is located in the heart of Oahu, minutes from Waikīkī Beach, and offers guests another luxury hotel option in Hawaii’s capital city.

Here’s what you need to know.

Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach Hotel Opens in Oahu and Will Be Refreshed in 2025

The 38-story Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts (formerly the Trump International Hotel, Waikīkī) has a whopping 462 guest rooms and suites.

Located just 3 miles from Diamond Head, this hotel is scheduled to undergo renovation next year but is still chock-full of amenities right now. You’ll find residential-style suites with full kitchens, a 24-hour fitness center, an infinity pool with a sun deck, 5 indoor and outdoor venues and event spaces, 2 restaurants, a business center, and a library.

Ka Lai Waikiki Beach LXR Hotels Resorts Inyo Restaurant Rendering
A rendering of Inyo Restaurant at IKa La’i Waikīkī Beach. mage Credit: Hilton

Updates to the hotel will begin in 2025 and take place in phases. Guest rooms and suites will be refreshed, along with public areas like lobbies and the spa.

“The debut of LXR Hotels & Resorts in Waikīkī Beach underscores our commitment to delivering world-class hospitality in the most coveted destinations,” said Feisal Jaffer, global head of LXR Hotels & Resorts. “As the inaugural property in Hawaii for LXR Hotels & Resorts, Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach embodies the sophisticated and one-of-a-kind essence of our brand.”

Bottom Line:

LXR Hotels & Resorts is a collection of over a dozen high-end independent hotels. You’ll find the brand on 5 continents in some of the world’s most pristine destinations like Anguilla, Qatar, and the Seychelles.

Booking Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach With Hilton Honors Points

Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach is open for guests and part of the Hilton Honors program, allowing you to earn and redeem points at the resort.

Given LXR’s luxury brand name, you can expect to pay a considerable amount in cash or Hilton Honors points. Stays at the resort start at around $473 per night for dates this spring. If you’ve got a stash of Hilton Honors points lying around, this is the time to use them, as you can snag standard rooms for 100,000 points per night this spring.

Ka Lai Waikiki Beach Hotel award availablity
There’s lots of availability starting at 100,000 Hilton Honors points per night. Image Credit: Hilton

Hilton doesn’t use an award chart, meaning rates can be higher or lower depending on availability and seasonality. However, Hilton Honors remains one of our favorite hotel programs because of how easy it is to earn points with the program.

There are several ways to earn Hilton points, from staying with the chain, spending on co-branded Hilton credit cardstransferring points from American Express, taking a Lyft ride, or eating out with Hilton Honors Dining.

Final Thoughts

The LXR Hotels & Resorts brand has a limited presence, so a conversion of an existing hotel is always good news for travelers. Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach is in a prime location and is an excellent value in points and cash even before the hotel undergoes renovations!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

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