Prince Waikiki, the award-winning oceanfront hotel at the gateway of the vibrant Waikiki neighborhood, is kicking off the festive season with a brand-new, exclusive partnership with Miracle Bar’s festive tiki-themed counterpart, Sippin’ Santa. The exclusive holiday cocktail experience marks the first-ever Miracle Bar pop-up in the State of Hawai’i and will be open daily from 4-10pm beginning on Wednesday, December 1 through December 31.
“We are so excited to be the first-ever Miracle Bar location in the State of Hawai’i and we are thrilled to welcome kama’aina and our guests this holiday season at Sippin’ Santa at Prince Waikiki,” said Joshua Hargrove, General Manager at Prince Waikiki. “We are also honored to support local businesses by offering festive shopping experiences for holiday shoppers and a showstopping lights tour in collaboration with the Holly Jolly Waikiki Trolley.”
Since its inception in 2014 as a kitschy pop-up bar in New York City, Miracle Bar has brought cocktails and cheer international. This year’s Sippin’ Santa at Prince Waikiki is its first introduction in the South Pacific, with Tiki-inspired cocktails and fare that celebrate the Aloha holiday spirit.
As part of its Holidaze programming initiative, Prince Waikiki—recently voted the number two hotel in Hawai’i by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler—will transform its spacious outdoor patio into a Tiki-themed Winter wonderland complete with festive décor featuring red and green hibiscus flower garland string lights through the twinkling tunnel entrance, wooden Tiki sculptures, holiday lanterns, stockings, specialty drinkware and more. Creative festive-themed cocktails are sure to put any Scrooge in the holiday spirit, including the signature Sippin’ Santa, The Regifter, Azul Navidad, Yule Log Grog, Kris Kringle Colada, and more. For a full list of cocktails, please find the Sippin’ Santa menu here.
In addition to Sippin’ Santa at Prince Waikiki, the hotel will be spreading holiday cheer across Honolulu with activities and programming through December, including:
- Move Over, Santa’s Sleigh: The Holly Jolly Waikiki Trolley, in partnership with E Noa Tours, is building its holiday service around the Sippin’ Santa at Prince Waikiki as the pick-up spot to view the Honolulu City Lights at Honolulu Hale. The trolley service is round-trip and available every Thursday-Monday from December 4-25, with rides at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Tickets are available for $20 per person via the link here.
- Supporting Local: This holiday season, Prince Waikiki is supporting Hawaii’s talented local artists and small businesses from across Honolulu by transforming its lobby into a festive holiday marketplace complete with live entertainment from local musicians. The series of pop-up workshops, galleries and immersive experiences in the lobby feature a rotation of talented kama’aina including two female artists Taylor Trbo and Lauren Roth, gourmet cotton candy from Sugar Sugar Co., Honolulu retailer Workshop 28, handcrafted skincare from UA Body, fine art photography from Lola Pilar Hawaii, floral designers Belle Du Jour, Chrysalis gift boxes from Paradise Monarchs, small-batch handmade pottery from Norae Ceramics, chef-crafted grazing boards from Fig & Ginger, and handcrafted chocolatier Choco le`a. Every evening from 5-6pm, visitors can enjoy live musical entertainment from local artists including Kale’e Camarillo, Kamaka Camarillo, Dane Fujiwara, Mike Tulba, Nuu, Grant Kono, Kaleikaumaka, Jasmine Nicole, Travis Kaka, and Jeremy Hirokawa. For the complete schedule of events, please find the calendar here.
- 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar’s “Indulge” Holiday Menus: Renowned for its signature buffet experience and fresh Island cuisine, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar has introduced “Indulge: A Signature Grazing Experience,” incorporating unlimited tableside service from a signature menu alongside “action stations” that allow guests to safely interact with the chefs behind glass partitions as they prepare made-to-order items. 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar will be open for special Christmas Day brunch and dinner services. The Indulge Christmas Brunch offers a number of signature items alongside brunch favorites including Eggs Benedict, Banana Waffles with bacon and sausage, and more. The Indulge Christmas Dinner features seasonal items including, Braised Beef with Red Wine Sauce, Rack of Lamb with Chimichurri, and Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Sashimi and Sushi Hand Rolls, and more. The Christmas Dessert Station features festive items including Eggnog Cheesecake and Yule Log, among signature items including the Prince Bread Pudding and an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. Indulge Brunch and Dinner start at $95 per person.
Prince Waikiki is an idyllic destination for a winter escape with unbeatable floor-to-ceiling ocean views from every room, a glistening infinity pool overlooking the harbor below, endless epicurean delights, on-premise spa services, and more. This month, Prince Waikiki is making it easier than ever to book a tropical escape with its Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers, available all month long. From now through November 30, 2021, guests can book stays between now and December 22, 2022 for exclusive rates, including rooms starting at $199/night for kama’aina residents; 30% off best available rates for non-residents; and an exclusive suite package that includes $100 in hotel credits per day (two-night min.). Additionally, through the complimentary Prince Preferred loyalty program, members receive exclusive special rates, waived resort charges, room upgrades and more.
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