The Royal Hawaiian
After winning a raffle at my company, I won a weeklong trip to Honolulu.
I have a best friend that lives there so I was excited to reunite with him after visiting the year before. The added bonus to the trip was getting to stay at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki Beach’s first beachfront hotel.
Royal Hawaiian’s entire ground floor is open-air, meaning the only door is to the main entrance. Once inside, the constant Hawaiian breeze courses through the lobby, an ever-present reminder of the salty oasis just a few feet outside of the hotel.
The beach bar of the hotel was ground zero for meeting all of my new friends during that week, and there were memories made that will certainly last a lifetime.