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Hilton's Alii Tower shines anew

Months of hard work transform a building erected in the 1950s into a guest magnet

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 07, 2013

~~<p>Completion of a $25.5 million refurbishment of the iconic Alii Tower, the most historic building still standing on Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort's campus, has garnered higher volumes of repeat visitors for the property and will play a pivotal role in the hotel brand's continued upgrade of its overall product.</p>
<p>The tower opened as the Ocean Tower under Henry J. Kaiser in 1957 but was renamed the Alii Tower some 30 years later. The property, which has hosted celebrities ranging from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and President Barack Obama, has been made new following seven months of renovations designed to showcase the islands' royal history.</p>
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Completion of a $25.5 million refurbishment of the iconic Alii Tower, the most historic building still standing on Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort's campus, has garnered higher volumes of repeat visitors for the property and will play a pivotal role in the hotel brand's continued upgrade of its overall product.

The tower opened as the Ocean Tower under Henry J. Kaiser in 1957 but was renamed the Alii Tower some 30 years later. The property, which has hosted celebrities ranging from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and President Barack Obama, has been made new following seven months of renovations designed to showcase the islands' royal history. Login for more...



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