Photos: The heart of Hawaii

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  1. Honolulu daze

    The sun sets on Honolulu, Hawaii's largest city. (Robert Y. Ono / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Lei a Mai Tai on me

    Colorful umbrellas block out the sun for visitors to the beachside Mai Tai Bar at the popular Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. (Lucy Pemoni / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Aerobic fun & sun

    Seniors exercise in the waters of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. (Lucy Pemoni / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. National treasure

    The Ionlani Palace stands among banyan and palm tress behind guilded gates decorated with a royal seal in Honolulu. The Iolani palace is America's only official royal residence. (Lucy Pemoni / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Bathing beauties

    Sunbathers on the beach. (Craig Aurness / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. To honor thy wife

    Waterfalls flow in the gardens of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. The museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. (Lucy Pemoni / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Undersea awe

    Elani Mousos, 4, of Calgary, Canada, looks at the "Hunters of the Reef" at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu. The Aquarium is built along side the shoreline next to a living reef. (Lucy Pemoni / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Remember Arizona

    A U.S. flag flies at half mast aboard the USS Arizona Memorial during the ceremony honoring the 64th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 2005 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (Marco Garcia / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Manic manini

    A school of manini fish swim over the coral reef at Hanauma Bay, near Honolulu. (Donald Miralle / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Paradise found

    The sun sets on Waikiki. (Lucy Pemoni / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 11/12/2008 12:26:18 PM ET 2008-11-12T17:26:18

Book by: ASAP
Travel by: June 30, 2009

The deal
The 1920s ushered in a new era of luxury with endless parties, extravagant travel, and serious fun. To celebrate the opulent year of its birth, in 1927, the historic Royal Hawaiian is slashing its rates to an amazingly low $19.27/night.

The Royal Hawaiian from $19.27/night
Located on bustling Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian is an easily recognizable landmark hotel with its distinctive Moorish architecture and soft rosy color. After renovations have completed this year, the historic “pink palace of the pacific” will reopen its doors on January 20, 2009 to guests looking for that luxury Hawaiian experience. Unwind in the swanky Abhasa Spa, offering traditional Hawaiian treatments and international remedies, or opt for a mai tai and a dip in one of two oceanfront Jacuzzis. Other amenities include a kids club (with Lei making and hula lessons), a state-of-the-art fitness center, and five restaurants and lounges. Take advantage of the Royal Hawaiian’s special opening package starting February 1, 2009, which is based on a 4-night stay and includes dinner for two at the new Azure restaurant. For one night only, an elegantly appointed guestroom costs a mere $19.27; rates for the additional nights start at $450.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Flights to Hawaii, from the East Coast, at least, are long and the cost of airfare can be steep.

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