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Waikiki Banyan Carpet Project


The Waikiki Banyan is about to get a new look in the hallways! Installation of the building’s brand new carpet begins Monday, 10th January 2022.   Work will take place during normal working hours, Monday – Friday from approximately 8:30am – 4:30pm. The installers will first work on the area in front of the elevators, starting around 8:30 each day. During this time, you won’t be able to enter or...

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Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax Increase


BREAKING: Effective December 14, 2021, the City and County of Honolulu imposed a new State Tax which is additional to the current rate of 4.712% for GE and 10.248% for TA. For all nights booked from January 01, 2022 an extra 3% Oahu Transient Accommodation Tax (OTAT) will be added to all reservations and quotes. This makes the total tax rate for short term vacation rentals 17.96% which must be...

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NEW In Room Digital Concierge


Have you spotted something NEW in our suites recently? Our brand new in room digital concierge screens are now available for you to explore! They make our contactless check in/check out a breeze! In each unit, you’ll be able to access the following: Check in / check out information and procedure Property information including supplies, amenities and building rules Recommendations for local restaurants, activities and a directory for services such...

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The Most Rewarding Trip Is One That Gives Back!


Ahupuaa is a traditional Hawaiian system of land division from mauka (mountains) to makai (ocean). It represents much more than that, though. Ahupuaa is a way of life that represents sustainability and the harmonious nature of relationships. There are three levels within an ahupuaa: mauka (mountains), kula (plains), and makai (ocean). Each holds a unique ecosystem of plants and animals, as well as a community, that work together and depend...

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Planning Your Trip? Download the GoHawaii App Today!


Download the GoHawaii App – Hawaii’s official app for visitors. It’s everything you need to plan the Hawaii vacation you have dreamed about. Created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the GoHawaii app is an informative resource for travelers looking to plan their trip, and discover all that Hawaii offers. The GoHawaii app offers users the ability to access information regarding the six major Hawaiian Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii (Big Island)....

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Darmic Wins Big at the 2021 LUXLife Awards!


For the 6th year running, LUXlife is delighted to announce the winners of their annual Resorts and Retreats Awards 2021. As many borders begin to open and tourists begin to return to their favorite retreats, LUXlife Magazine felt it was the perfect time to once again recognize the businesses and enterprises responsible for providing consumers with the rest, relaxation and truly memorable getaways needed as part of a balanced and...

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Getting Laundry Smart…
Use a Payment App at the Waikiki Banyan


All floors of the Waikiki Banyan (except the 6th floor) have a laundry room for guests to use. Washing machines and dryers are coin-operated – however now you can also download an easy-to-use payment App (PayRange) on your phone.  This is available for free on IOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play). Once the App is installed, simply add funds (using a variety of payment methods) and you are ready...

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With thanks…


We are grateful to the following photographers for the use of their beautiful images on our site: Chris Thompson at HI Resolution for his amazing drone photography. Hyungman Jeon on Unsplash Joris Visser on Unsplash Jakob Owens on Unsplash Olga Subach on Unsplash Rodney Gainous on Unsplash Tegan Mierle on Unsplash Kaffeebart on Unsplash    

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NOTICE – Waikiki Banyan Swimming Pool Annual Maintenance


  The main swimming pool at the Waikiki Banyan will be closed from May 13th to 20th (tentatively) for annual maintenance. The Jacuzzis will also be closed during this time – and will not reopen until the 27th of May (weather permitting). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   This work must be completed each year to ensure the health and safety of all users so we appreciate...

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Aloha Down Under 2018 – Hawaii Showcase


The Darmic team have had a big week.. with lots going on in both the New Zealand and Hawaii offices. Our Auckland team’s highlight was attending the “Aloha Down Under 2018” Hawaii Showcase – exhibiting alongside other industry experts and special guests from Hawaii, where we had the opportunity to present to around 220 Travel agents and Travel industry businesses. We would like to say a special thank you to...

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