Why Hawaii?

April had vacationed in Honolulu several times throughout her childhood. As a young girl, she fell in love with the sheer beauty of the island of Oahu. She had dreamed of one day getting married in Hawaii, and it was only natural to celebrate part of this event at the Hale Koa.

Trey has never had the pleasure of visiting the island, so he thinks this will be a special treat! What better way to celebrate his marriage to the most wonderful woman in the world, his bride-to-be, April, than in paradise?

From the Hale Koa: Fort DeRussy has evolved immensely from 1906, when it was sold as a 72-acre parcel of “undesirable” land, to the building of Battery Randolph at the east end of Fort DeRussy (now an Army Museum) in 1911, to the significant roles that Fort DeRussy played during WWII. However, even with all of these military accomplishments Fort DeRussy was still not “desirable” enough for grand social events.

All of this changed on October 25, 1975 when the Hale Koa Hotel celebrated its grand opening. A traditional Hawaiian blessing complete with a royal procession officially opened the hotel. From this celebrated opening till today, the Hale Koa Hotel remains, an all-ranks, all-service hotel committed on providing a full service resort experience without regard to an individual’s status.

Today, the Hale Koa Hotel takes great pride in operating self-sufficiently, with not one taxpayer dollar supporting upkeep or operation. The Hale Koa Hotel is truly a benefit for all military personnel to enjoy and it’s estimated that over one million military personnel and dependents take advantage of the Hale Koa Hotel’s many facilities yearly.

Mahalo for your interest in the Hale Koa Hotel. We send our warmest aloha and wish you wonderful experiences during your stay in the islands.