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Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort (Hawaiian Regent Hotel)
A sophisticated openness prevails at this resort. Its porte-cochere flows unimpeded by walls into a spacious lobby with equally open adjoining bars, lounges, and cafes. A lushly landscaped courtyard at the makai end of the hotel adds to the blue-sky openness, while the landscaped third-floor terrace with its swimming pool provides further outdoor opportunities. This hotel, Oahu's third largest, covers five acres and houses more than thirteen hundred rooms in two towers: the initial L-shaped Kealohilani and the thirty-three-story Paoakalani (1979). Spacious lanai give each tower a distinctive character and add texture and animation. Marriott assumed control of this property in 2000.
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