What happens when you check-in and your hotel room isn’t ready or you check-out but are not ready to leave the hotel? The Kahala in Honolulu provides a great solution: a hospitality suite.
I wrote about my recent stay at the Kahala last week and how I exchanged a quadruple upgrade for a noon checkout (as opposed to 4pm). That was a worthwhile exchange, but it meant we had to vacate the room hours earlier than I had planned.
What softened the blow of our noon checkout was access to a hospitality suite for as long as we needed it. Located on the first floor of the hotel, the hospitality suite was open to all guests and included:
- Comfortable sitting area
- Daybeds (two private rooms)
- Restroom + shower
- Two computer stations
- Copy machine
It proved to be a great place to sit and work (yes, both my wife and I ended up doing some work) for a couple hours before departing the hotel. It was also nice to shower before we departed.
More hotels need a hospitality suite like the Kahala has. Offering a tranquil room to wait instead of the lobby or restaurant is a nice perk and another amenity that sets the Kahala apart in Honolulu.