We booked a newly remodeled condo in the Ilikai to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It was much more than we anticipated. The hotel concierge and bellman were so helpful. There are several elevators so we never waited long. The public rooms in the Ilikai are open and breezy with lots of comfy sofas, tables and chairs. The bar and grill is a very reasonably priced option for a meal or snack. Every night the torch lighter blows the conch shell and lights each torch around the patio area. There is live entertainment some evenings.
The Ilikai is on the north end of Waikiki next door to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but it is much quieter and less congested that the rest of Waikiki. We LOVED it!