Explore QK Art & Music Life

QK Art & Music is the “heart and soul” of the hotel, filling our public spaces with authentic Hawaii culture. Greenroom Gallery, located in our lobby and a sponsor of the hotel’s rotating art program, keeps it vibrant and curates our Artist in Residence program.


In our lobby, you can’t miss our wall-size commissioned art pieces from local artists Mike FieldNick Kuchar and Katie Borden.  In our reception and corridors, you will go back to Waikiki’s Golden Age with classic posters and black & white’s from “the Good Old Days of Waikiki.” And on our second floor, view our Royal Art Gallery and see original portraits of royals including Queen Kapiolani herself!


QK Art & Music is “the heart & soul” of the hotel. Our outdoor living room and Deck., perched above Kapiolani Park with Waikiki’s best view of Diamond Head, is one of Honolulu’s great music venues. Our live performers are among the most sought-after names on the Hawaiian music scene. Between Deck. and Greenroom, expect a full schedule of contemporary music while you have a poolside cocktail and pupu’s.

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Katie Borden

Katie Borden has enjoyed drawing since childhood.  She moved to Hawaii for a summer and ended up staying for 14 years. "Hopefully this mural will brighten your day! I thought that the a combination of the photo in the reception area, of the surfer and his dog, and the pineapple poster, would be a fun concept to play with."

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Mike Field

Mike Field grew up on the beach of Waikīkī and soon found himself sailing and paddling beyond the reefs of O‘ahu to aquatic adventures around the world, cementing his legacy as one of Hawaii's master sailers and steersman. “I wanted my mural to tell a story that would be as welcoming and timeless as the hospitality of Waikīkī. Ulukou, mean- ing “grove of kou trees,”

More of Mike's art HERE
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Nick Kuchar

Nick Kuchar enjoys surfing, baseball statistics, listening to Muddy Waters, herding cats, & driving his VW bus. Nick is inspired by the early days of surfing & beach culture. “I set out to capture some of my favorite things going on day- to-day in Waikīkī and show how close in proximity they are to the Queen Kapiolani. Things like happy hour overlooking Diamond Head, paddling out at Queen’s and listening to music at the Shell are a few of the activities that people can enjoy in Waikiki."

More of Nick's art HERE
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