The Legacy ofQueen Kapi'olani
"Kulia I ka nu'u", or "strive to reach the highest", Queen Kapiolani loved to proclaim. Our hotel strives to follow in Queen Kapiolani’s regal footsteps, proudly showcasing Hawaii's culture, free-spirited nature, and majesty to the world. Come tour the Royal Art Gallery on the second floor to see an authentic painting of Queen Kapiolani in her acclaimed peacock dress. Always known for her elegant yet cosmopolitan fashion sense, she wore this show-stopping gown to Queen Victoria’s London Jubilee in 1887, where the two rulers greeted each other as equals. Her humble approach welcomed newcomers of all cultures, often seeking to share and blend traditions through art, fashion, food and fun. With her same grace and modesty we wish to share a welcoming Aloha spirit and hospitality with our guests of today. Join us to experience true Hawaiian culture as we revive traditions and experiences of days gone by, and a taste of real aloha!