Home Of Hula – Grand Naniloa Resort

By Hawaii.com Team

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Embrace Hawaiian culture. Get lost in the melody. Or try to find it. After all, with a name like Naniloa, translated to mean “very beautiful,” the hardest part is figuring out what to see or do first. With a new contemporary lobby and upgraded room finished, including $4 million of Kim Taylor Reece art throughout, and stunning 180-degree panoramic views of Hilo Bay and Mauna Kea, the Grand Naniloa Resort is Hilo’s most incredible waterfront hotel.

It’s only fitting that a day full of thrilling adventure end with a night full of relaxation. Whether you’re just passing by or on an extended stay, your comfort is a priority. The hotel offers 388 newly upgraded accommodations spanning three towers with ocean, bay or harbor views. Each room is furnished with Hilton Suite Dreams beds, modern finishes, high tech ports, and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows or ocean view balconies.

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Resort amenities include complimentary golf on Hilo’s only 9-hole course and driving range adjacent to the hotel, restaurant buffet, lobby bar, bayside wedding gazebo, meeting space, a state of the art fitness center, and special monthly local entertainment in the hotel’s exclusive concert hall – the historic Willie K’s Crown Room. Once revered as the premier music venue of the ’80s in Hilo, Willie K’s Crown Room has been restored and fully revamped. Newcomers, returning visitors, and entertainers will be completely immersed in an environment designed specifically for live performances. The Crown Room has a state-of-the-art sound system, stage, adjustable concert lighting and fixtures and spacious seating for up to 400 guests create the perfect setting for Hawaiian artists, local musicians, open mic and karaoke nights.

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Hula Hulas is a locally inspired creative-casual restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy expansive views of the reef-lined bay and surrounding island while indulging in delicious island fare. They’ve provided the perfect setting for Hula Hulas’ “farm to fork” cuisine, warm hospitality and a vibrant bar and lounge. Sourcing fish caught daily, utilizing island produce and taking advantage of abundant local ranching, Hula Hulas restaurant takes pride in supporting the people behind their local resources.

Grand Naniloa also offers an expansive bar and lounge with a live music stage and patio seating to take in the views, as well as private rooms for groups of any size, cozy booths, free-standing tables and communal dining options.

The birthplace of hula, Hilo is also known as the “island of adventure.” Active travelers flock to the Big Island for adventure excursions featuring active volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, and unique black sand beaches. Zip through lush landscapes and gorgeous tropical river gorges. Snorkel side-by-side with sea turtles. Hike up captivating waterfalls and trek along the Kilauea Iki Trail. You can count on KapohoKine Adventures for the best outdoors experience, located right in the lobby of the hotel to book a tour. Visitors can watch dancers of Hula Halau Ke ‘Olu Makani ‘O Mauna Loa, each Monday evening as they practice here on our hotel grounds.

Discover your ohana at the Grand Naniloa Resort – A DoubleTree by Hilton. A local icon and listed on the National Registry of the Historic Hotels of America, the Grand Naniloa offers guests a truly authentic Hawaiian experience.

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