The Royal Hawaiian Marks 90 Years with Opening of Royal Hawaiian Bakery
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort is marking another milestone in its extraordinary legacy with the opening of The Royal Hawaiian Bakery on February 1, the hotel’s 90th anniversary.
With the Bakery debut, The Royal Hawaiian becomes the only hotel on the island to feature its own stand-alone bakery.
The Royal Hawaiian Bakery is a one-stop confectionary located on the resort’s Coconut Lanai offering everything from The Royal Hawaiian’s famous banana bread and classic freshly baked desserts to custom-created cakes by Executive Pastry Chef Carolyn Portuondo, Pastry Chef Quirino Domingo and the entire Royal Hawaiian patisserie team.
The Royal Hawaiian Bakery, open daily from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., also offers a range of artisan baked goods such a:
- Big Island honey macadamia nut sticky buns
- Royal monkey bread
- Koloa pineapple-roasted coffee cake
- Hawaiian vanilla custard brioche braids
- Assorted macarons
- Cinnamon Kouign-amann
- Haupia cream brioche
- Royal Hawaiian signature pink snowballs
- Limited-edition coffee blends
In celebration of the resort’s 90th anniversary in 2017, The Royal Hawaiian Bakery is offering special commemorative tins for purchase so that guests can take home with them sweet memories of the resort.
The special tin is also a featured amenity in The Royal Hawaiian’s 90th Anniversary room package, which gives guests the opportunity to fill the tins with baked goods to take home as gifts as well.
Portuondo, whose talents have been showcased nationally, joined The Royal Hawaiian in 2014 bringing more than 11 years of patisserie experience.
Prior to that, she owned her own retail bakery in Las Vegas for more than five years taking her business to unprecedented acclaim, and was also featured in consecutive seasons on TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes.”
Both Brides.com and TheKnot.com named her former Las Vegas bakery as the best in Nevada for wedding cakes.
Her work experience also includes pastry chef stints at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and Alan Wong’s Restaurant in Honolulu.
Affectionately known as the Pink Palace of the Pacific, The Royal Hawaiian has been a haven of luxury and gracious Hawaiian hospitality for generations of jetsetters since it opened on a pristine expanse of Waikiki Beach on February 1, 1927.
“The Bakery is just one of the many ways we’re celebrating our 90th anniversary this year,” said Cheryl Williams, general manager, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
“During our anniversary year, we are introducing a number of exciting initiatives and programs that not only pay homage to our past, but celebrate a new generation of guests at the Pink Palace of the Pacific.”