Hawaii's beach lifestyle meets urban vibe at this newly renovated hideaway in the Center of Waikiki. This boutique hotel is just one block from Waikiki Beach and located in the center of one of the islands biggest shopping and dining districts. The project location offers many opportunities for DLR Group's designers to give visitors to the island a twofold experience of beach and City with refined and comfortable spaces. The street level of the hotel features an active retail zone and the support space for an urban hotel location, but a quick ride up to the new elevated lobby from the bustling street delivers guests to a more secluded and classically hip Hawaiian hospitality experience. This main amenity level features open-air spaces including the hotel's registration and lobby, lounge and dining spaces, and a new poolside area that sets the tone for guests to enjoy the property.
This scope of this project is a complete renovation and modernization of a 16-story, 250 room hotel with new guestroom, retail areas. The street level includes more than 10,000 SF of retail space, additional back of house/service areas and a 500 SF Lanai. On the 2nd floor lobby level a pool deck, fitness area, spa rooms, kitchen and offices, dining area, and a lounge/bar are featured. Through the design process furnishings and finishes were carefully selected to create a strong sense of rustic Hawaiian luxury, while keeping the hotel stylish and sophisticated. A 20,500 SF parking garage for hotel guests and shoppers is located just below street level. DLR Group provided architectural design and structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering.