Since Oahu’s plush The Kahala Hotel & Resort first opened in 1964, guests have included Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, William Shatner, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia, James Michener, and the Dalai Lama. When Prince Charles and Princess Diana were there, they commanded more than 100 rooms. Even if your star may only be on the ascent, you’ll still be treated like one — especially poolside where you may rub exposed shoulders with Cameron Diaz, Faith Hill, or Whitney Houston.
5000 Kahala Ave.
808-739-8888; 800-367-2525 (toll-free, U.S. and Canada)