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The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki

Sustainability at The Royal Hawaiian

Sustainability has been critically important to the Royal Hawaiian since its opening in 1927. The resort's iconic gardens and beautiful Coconut Grove were created with 40 varieties of plants, many of them native to Hawaii, and have only expanded since then. The hotel sits on grounds previously owned by Hawaiian royalty, and we are honored to share the rich history of this place with our guests and the rest of the world. To the Royal Hawaiian, preservation of both the natural and cultural elements of this land is our responsibility and our privilege.

Take a Trip That Gives Back 

3 Easy Ways To Plan a Sustainable Hawaii Trip

Preserve the Environment by Reusing Linens

Guests have the option to forego daily linen changes, and help conserve natural resources.

Volunteer To Make a Difference

Choose to make your visitor experience more meaningful through Malama (giving back).

Use Reef-Safe Sunscreen To Help Protect Our Oceans

Hawaii was the first state to prevent bleaching of coral and other damage to the islands' ocean habitat by prohibiting sunscreen that contains harmful chemicals. Here at the Royal Hawaiian, we partner with Project Reef—a local mineral sun care brand—to provide reef-safe sunscreen options, available for purchase at the Waikiki Beach Services retail location in our lobby.


Sustainability Achievements & Awards

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Energy Star certification
  • State of Hawaii Green Business Program Award


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Royal Hawaiian & Sheraton Waikiki were the first hotels in Hawaii to install vehicle charging stations in the parking complex in 2011. Today, guests can access convenient parking and EV charging for a nominal fee.


An Award Winning, Energy Efficient Pool Complex

The Royal Hawaiian's pool deck is located oceanfront and has been recognized as one of the Best Pools in America. In line with our commitment to sustainability, it is also energy efficient. Excess heat from condenser water is utilized to more efficiently warm our pools.

Grove exterior

Helping to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Containers

We’ve replaced small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash with residential amenities conveniently located in your showers.

Commitment on Farm to Table

Supporting local is important to us, as when our community prospers, everyone reaps the benefits. The Royal Hawaiian has committed to reaching over 70% local produce, fresh fish, fresh eggs and fresh poultry by dollar amount in 2023.


Sustainable Events & Meetings at the Royal Hawaiian

  • Meeting amenities set at stations instead of each seat 
  • Function space are equipped with blue recycle bins, upon request 
  • China and glassware instead of disposable at most Events
  • Air conditioning for function rooms is turned on and off by event schedules
  • Onsite and Offsite “Malama Hawaii” Volunteer Activities