Tapa Collection at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Island lodgings focused on Hawaiian culture.

Visitors to Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in years past know full well the grandeur of the property. From the aptly named Rainbow Tower to the Waikiki Starlight Lu‘au to the property’s five luxurious pools, there’s a lot to love about the area’s shining star of a resort.

            And, now, patrons past, present and future will be sure to enjoy a revamped Tapa Tower that celebrates the beauty of Hawai‘i. Keeping in line with the hotel’s desire to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture, its leadership team chose to redesign based on the essence of the warm waters of the Pacific through texture and tapa, the intricately patterned traditional barkcloth of Hawaii.

Tapa one bedroom suite living room.

            The slate of new and improved guestrooms — designated the Tapa Collection — offer up calming deep blue hues that are both relaxing and elegant, as well as new and improved modern furnishings with savvy tech upgrades and tapa wall art.

            But it’s not just the rooms getting a facelift. In addition, Tapa Collection’s suites and corridors also have a hand in bringing together aspects of the ocean and natural materials and patterns found in Native Hawaiian tapa cloth. Thanks to a partnership with hospitality design and architecture firm Looney & Associates, Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Tapa Collection features brand new carpeting that mimics the ebb and flow of the ocean.

Tapa Junior Suite dining area

            Through the years, the goal of Tapa Tower has been the same: to showcase Hawai‘i’s history and culture and making guests feel right at home in the islands. That mission is preserved in the tower’s “The Tapa Makers” sculptures, crafted by local artisan KaMille.

Leilani Suite bedroom view

            “The Tapa Makers” has at its centerpiece an image of Puanani Van Dorpe, one of Hawai‘i’s living treasures, who is known for working on the largest unbroken sheet of kapa and dedicating her life to preserving the ancient artform. Joining her in “The Tapa Makers” is Lauhuki a me La‘ahana, the patron goddess of tapa-making.

Guests staying at the Tapa Collection will be delighted to stay in one of these specialty rooms and suites. Families can also choose to stay in one of the Collection’s spacious family rooms, which boast one king-sized bed and two queen-sized beds along with gorgeous views of Waikiki and the ocean. And with its prime location in the heart of Hilton Hawaiian Village, the spa, bars, restaurants and shops are mere steps away.  

Explore The Tapa Collection

Capture the essence of the ocean and our treasured Hawaiian Tapa cloth in our comfortable and spacious guestrooms. Discover a peaceful retreat where you can relax and rejuvenate after a day of adventure.

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Explore The Tapa Collection

Capture the essence of the ocean and our treasured Hawaiian Tapa cloth in our comfortable and spacious guestrooms. Discover a peaceful retreat where you can relax and rejuvenate after a day of adventure.

AD SPACE