Healing Hawaiian Wellness Package
Hawaiian culture and healing unite with Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk’s new “Hiuwai Lomilomi” wellness package. For the first time, resort guests have a unique opportunity to partake in an ancient cleansing ritual and receive a rejuvenating Hawaiian-style lomilomi massage in the comfort of their own suite. This purifying package starts at $319 per night with a three-night minimum and is offered now until December 22, 2011.
“With our ‘Hiuwai’ Lomilomi wellness package, guests from across the globe can step back into time and benefit from the wisdom and relaxation techniques of decades past, while enjoying our modern facilities and host of complimentary Hawaiian-inspired amenities,” said Susan Koehler, sales and marketing director for Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk.
The waters of Waikiki have long been revered by the Hawaiian people as a place of spiritual healing — Hawaiian lore says that the section of beach nearest Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk called Kawehewehe, known today as Grey’s Beach, has therapeutic qualities and that traditionally, Hawaiians would go there to be cured of all types of illnesses, both physical and spiritual.
The healing process begins with the historic “Hiuwai” ceremony, a treatment that consists of bathing the hands and feet in an “umeke” (calabash bowl) filled with “paakai” (Hawaiian sea salt). This is an ancient Hawaiian ritual to wash away any “pilikia” (problems or worries) — bringing balance and harmony to ones soul.
The experience continues with a one-hour, full-body lomilomi Hawaiian massage to rid the body of any “opala” (trash or negative energy), leaving the guests feeling relaxed, renewed and connected to the rich Hawaiian culture. The spacious, upscale accommodations at Oahu’s only all-suite resort provide an intimate ambiance for the utmost private and calming massage experience. At the end of the session, the trained practitioners instruct the guest on how to return the ceremony waters back to the ocean, completing the “Hiuwai” ceremony.
Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk is located within the spirited and stylish Waikiki Beach Walk, a lifestyle destination that boasts some of the best shopping and restaurants in town, as well as a full schedule of cultural activities and musical events — including ukulele and hula lessons, lei making, storytelling, wood carving and well-known musical acts.
All of the suites come decorated with Hawaiian-inspired décor and each suite features two LCD flat panel televisions as well as MP3 radio/alarm clocks, air conditioning and a mini-kitchen. The resort also offers free high-speed Internet access throughout the resort and an upgraded fitness and business center, available 24 hours daily.
Additionally, Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk’s nightly Manager’s Reception* at the hotel’s Grand Lanai features music (on select evenings) and an assortment of complimentary refreshments and snacks. The breezy, open-air terrace looks out onto the hotel’s beautiful pool and waterfall, presenting the perfect end to a perfect day.
With the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk “Hiuwai Lomilomi” package, guests can enjoy a stay starting at $319 per night for single or double occupancy through December 22, 2011. A three-night minimum stay is required. Rates and specials cannot be combined with other offers and are subject to availability and change. Restrictions may apply. Taxes are not included. Enter promotional code:PK3 when making reservations with your preferred travel professional, over the phone at 1-800-EMBASSY or on the website.