Commanding a city block of the world’s most famous beach, the Sheraton Waikiki Beach Resort, one of Hawaii’s most popular hotels, reigns over Honolulu’s glittering lights. With the gleaming Pacific and regal Diamond Head as a backdrop, the location is incomparable. Each of the 1,852 rooms comes with either an unparalleled view of white crested waves, the Ko’olau Mountains with their majestic silhouettes or downtown Honolulu’s whirling constellation of lights. More than two-thirds of the rooms directly face the Pacific.
All of the guest rooms on the south and east side of the hotel are bathed in sunlight for most of the day. Adding to the damaging effects of the direct sunlight was the harsh glare that came with the reflected light off the ocean. Beyond guest discomfort, the solar problems faced by management also included fast fading draperies and furnishings and exorbitant air conditioning costs to cope with the heat generated by the sunlight.