Ala Moana Hotel offering $40 rooms to mark 40th anniversary
Ala Moana Hotel is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a hot offer. From April 22 through May 31, the hotel will offer 40 hotel rooms from its collection for only $40 per night.
"Offering 1,600 room nights for $40 per night at our high-caliber hotel provides an unprecedented value for our guests and a fun way for us to thank customers for 40 years in the hospitality industry," Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing, said in a press release.
The hotel, a few steps from Ala Moana Center, offers easy respite from shopping and the beach with a sun deck, pool and fitness center. Dining options include the Plantation Cafe for breakfast, and Restaurant Tsukasa and Royal Garden for lunch and dinner. Rumours nightclub is within the hotel.
The 40th anniversary special rate is for three-night minimum/five-night maximum stays, and are nonrefundable. Online bookings only. And if you're too late to snag a $40 room rate, check the hotel's other discounted offers at www.alamoanahotel.com.
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