Hale Koa Hotel
The Hale Koa Hotel, which means House of the Warrior in Hawaiian, is an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) resort hotel located on Waikiki Beach and owned by the United States Department of Defense. It sits on the southeast corner of Fort DeRussy on the western end of Waikiki in Honolulu. The hotel has more than one million guests every year, all of whom are required to be active or retired military, DOD employees, or their family members. Though owned by the DOD, the hotel is entirely self-sustaining, and does not receive any government funding.

The hotel opened on October 25, 1975, with a traditional Hawaiian ceremony. A major expansion came in 1991. The hotel added a new pool, a beverage bar, and a luau garden. Later, the Maile tower was built across the lobby from the Ilima tower, bringing the total number of rooms to 817. Also constructed was an adults-only pool, a fitness center, a parking garage and Bibas, a new café located on a porch underneath the Maile tower.

There are several dining facilities on the hotel's beachfront property:
  • The Hale Koa Room
  • Bibas
  • Koko café
  • Sunday Champagne Brunch in the Banyan Tree Room
  • Happy's Snack Bar
  • Coffee Cart
  • Pool Snack Bar
  • Hale Koa Snack Shack
  • Warrior's Lounge
  • Barefoot Bar

Famous Guests
Glenn Medeiros is the host and performs at the hotel's twice weekly luau. He often performs " Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You."

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