Hotels in the Island of Oahu
Honolulu is the capital of and the most populous in the state of Hawaii. Although Honolulu refers to the urban
area on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu, the city and the county are consolidated, known as
the City and County of Honolulu, and the city and county are designated as the entire island.
A downtown Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
Waikiki Beach is perhaps the world's most famous and most filmed beach. It actually consists of nine individually
named beaches stretching along the two miles from Kahanamoku Beach near the Hilton Hawaiian Village to the
Outrigger Canoe Club Beach near the foot of Diamond Head. The beach today is almost entirely artificial, as new
sand has been added to control erosion.
Royal Hawaiian Hotel shows the sign plate of 'Smoking in this area is prohibited by law.' in various places. The number
of total guest rooms is 528. Smoking floor locates on the top floor of six-story's Historic Wing,and 10th to 15th and
17th floor of the Royal Tower. The rates of smoking rooms are between 30% and 40%. However, this numerical answer
by a receptionist was soon withdrawn, saying it is 20% or less, perhaps because of Hawaian smoke-free act. Anyway,
if you want a room with a nice view, you have to stay in a smoking guest room, in some cases.
The view from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel is the representative of Waikiki Beach and the Diamond Head all the time.
Waikiki's Pacific Beach Hotel provides smoking rooms on the 7th to 10th floor, 19th to 22nd, 30th and 31st floor of
the 38-story's Oceanarium Tower. The approximate rate of smoking rooms is about 10 percent of the total guest rooms.
(L) Waikiki Beach viewed from the Pacific Beach Hotel @@@@(R) Aloha Festival parade in Honolulu street.
Most of the sign plate is written in English and Japanese.
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel has a total of 1852 guest rooms. Smoking rooms are located from the 25th to 30th floor of the 31st story's building.
The rate of smoking room to total is about 20%.
(L) The entrance approach of Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. We can see a large limousine at Waikiki, Honolulu..
(R) A lobby sign board shows that 'Smoking is prohibited by law', at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Waikiki.
The notice is written in English and Japanese.
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, Waikiki has a total of 1152 guest rooms. The 104 smoking rooms are distributed on the seven floors.
Three floors are located at Kaiulani Wing, one floor at Princess Wing, three floors at the Tower. The rate of smoking rooms is about
nine percent of the total. Many hotel users are smoking around the stand ashtray set nearby the hotel entrance.
(L) Exterior of Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel, Waikiki (L) A hawaiian dancing show performed in Waikiki Beach
Airport bus from Honolulu Airport to Waikiki Beach hotels
Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and parade in Honolulu street
Hawaiian dance show at Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach to Honolulu Airport heading to Narita
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in March, and the article was written in April2007,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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