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Valid through December 31, 2023
Starting at $498 USD per night

To continue inspiring mindful travel, Marriott International has partnered with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and volunteer organizations across the state, encouraging visitors to leave Hawaii better than when they arrived through the Malama Hawaii program.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach’s Malama Hawaii partner is the Genki Ala Wai Project, a non-profit organization that aims to use bioremediation technology to transform Waikiki’s Ala Wai Canal into an attraction within the next seven years to allow both residents and visitors to enjoy swimming and fishing there.

The historic Ala Wai Canal played a significant role in shaping Waikiki into the world-class beach destination it is today. Waikiki, meaning “spouting waters,” was one a marshland fueled by three main streams from the valleys. Due to lack of proper drainage and stagnant waters that created unsuitable and unhealthy conditions, the Ala Wai Canal was constructed and completed in 1928 to resolve the issue and drain the waters from Waikiki.

Over the years, however, the Ala Wai Canal l became a depository for mud, organic debris, trash and various pollutants. To remove pollutants from soil and water, small spheres of mud containing effective microorganisms are thrown into the canal to digest and oxygenate the waters.

To participate in this initiative, each night of your stay will contribute $10 to the Genki Ala Wai Project to fund the development of these mud spheres. Additionally, the hotel will match your $10 donation, for a total of $20. The project goal is to achieve 200,000 mud spheres within the next seven years. 

Guests will also receive a nightly $20 resort credit that can be used for parking or dining at La Vie, Quiora, resort pools, or in-room dining.

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