The Wayfinder Waikiki – Hawaii, but not as you know it

Located in the heart of the vibrant Waikiki neighbourhood of Honolulu, The Wayfinder Waikiki is inspired by the sites, stories, and heritage of Hawaii. Before it prepares to open its doors before the year closes its door, we checked in for a sneak peek…

guestroom headboard detail with pattern on colpour at The Wayfinder Waikiki

The Wayfinder Waikiki will be the second Wayfinder hotel under Dovetail + Co – an owner and creator of hotels, bars, and restaurants that promote exploration and discovery. The company has created a uniquely hidden oasis with thoughtfully transformative design, public spaces, authentic food & beverage programming, and guest experiences steeped in culture distinctive to Hawaii and the Waikiki region.

green wall with contrasting orange patterns on the headboard in Wayfinder Waikiki guestroom

Image credit: Read McKendree

Designed by The Vanguard Theory, the property offers a fresh hospitality space merging the building’s Brutalist architecture with tropical touches, electrifying colours, and patterns, alongside lush foliage specific to the island. The hotel features 228 guestrooms that are inspired by the sites, stories, and heritage of Hawaii by utilising colour tones that represent the land, sky, and water, geometric and floral prints, and natural fibre furniture with decorative art and design elements incorporated throughout by local artisans.

In addition to this, the property is also home to various culinary venues, entertainment, and shopping experiences including B-Side, a sensory coffee shop that also features a retail store within; Lost + Found, a tropical speakeasy and pool bar; and Redfish Waikiki, bringing the popular restaurant concept by Hawaii’s beloved and locally owned Foodland to the heart of Waikiki with innovative, made-to-order poke creations using the freshest ahi, hamachi, salmon and more, and delicious, locally inspired dishes offered exclusively at this location. The Wayfinder is located within walking distance to the beach and serves as an energetic base to discover the best Oahu has to offer including popular surf beaches, designer stores, kinetic nightlife, waterfront restaurants, and authentic Hawaiian performances.

Main image credit: Read McKendree