How does Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach set itself apart from other hotels in Waikiki?
We have a very relaxing pool area which guests really enjoy. Also, it is a very big plus to have a branded property on Kuhio that falls within visitors’ budgets. But I must say that what sets us apart is our staff—how they will do anything to make sure your stay is enjoyable.
In what ways has Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach met the growing demand for experiential, eco-conscious, adventure and/or slow travel?
Courtyard received an ‘Ilima award for implementing 10 basic green practices and continues to promote ecoconsciousness to our guests. We also work very closely with our activity vendor to make sure guests have choices for ecoadventures.
Have alternative accommodation services like Airbnb affected business?
I do not believe that Airbnb is affecting business negatively.
I think it is a plus because there’s more marketing dollars being spent. I also feel that the consumer knows what type of accommodation they are looking for. I think with hotel inventory declining in Waikiki, Airbnb is good for the tourism industry.