We arrived in Honolulu in early afternoon and were met by a car and driver-with orchid leis for each of us. That was lovely. I love orchids and the leis were very pretty. (They are now decorating the light fixtures in our hotel room.)
Our hotel, Hotel Renew, is only about a half block from Waikiki beach. It's a nice, small boutique hotel. It's modern and Zen and crisp. I like it a lot. The location is fantastic. We are, I gather, at the Diamond Head end of the beach.
This is going to be a great trip!