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Holiday Inn Express Hawaii

Largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas opens in Hawaii

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of the 44-storey, 596-room Holiday Inn Express Waikiki hotel — the largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas region.

Located just three blocks from Waikiki Beach, two blocks from Luxury Row shopping and four blocks from the Hawaii Convention Centre, this hotel is well-suited for both business and leisure travelers visiting Waikiki.

The hotel features the brand’s newest design solution which includes a new modern design scheme, ample access to outlets and charging ports and more community workspaces for travelers looking to get work done outside of their guest room.

Additionally, the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki hotel features 4,700 square feet of flexible space with nearly 1,500-square-feet of outdoor seating, and a spacious fifth floorSky Deck with games like giant chess, 9-hole mini golf, a video game room, shuffleboard, foosball and ping pong. The property has an outdoor pool, sun deck and cabanas as well as a 24-hour fitness centre.

The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.

Laylow Waikiki Hotel on Oahu

Oahu’s first Autograph Collection hotel heralds new era in Honolulu

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Autograph Collection Hotels has announced the grand opening of The Laylow following an extensive $60 million (£46.5 million) renovation. Bringing the brand’s values of vision, design and craft to the island of Oahu, The Laylow joins a distinguished portfolio of more than 100 independent hotels around the world.

Heartfelt Hawaiian Design with Nostalgic Sense of Place
Perched above the revitalised Kuhio Avenue in the heart of Waikiki, the 251-room hotel blends mid-century modernism with its Hawaiian roots, melding the island’s melting pot of cultures and the post-war architecture movement that shaped modern Honolulu.

Laylow Waikiki Hotel on OahuThe hotel’s creative design was led by Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley, co-founders of Official Mfg of Portland, Oregon who drew upon works by mid-century visionaries to inspire the aesthetic of guestrooms, suites and public spaces while Hawaiian furnishings from the period have been reinterpreted to give the hotel a hint of whimsy and its distinct sense of place.

“Hawaiian mid-century modernism is the heart that beats at the core of The Laylow,” explains Mesenbrink. “Architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s signature work, the Liljestrand House overlooking Honolulu, exemplified that design movement in Hawaii and was the jumping off point that inspired the interior design and furnishings as well as the exceptional character of The Laylow Hotel.”

Upon arrival to The Laylow, guests rise above Kuhio Avenue to the open lobby level replete with simple, elegant mid-century furnishings and a stunning terracotta breezeblock wall, sculpted in graphic patterns reminiscent of Hawaiian tapa and open to the trade winds, preserving the flow of air and energy throughout the space. Furniture includes refurbished antiques and custom pieces inspired by mid-century modern classics, created with reclaimed woods and vintage style accents throughout the hotel. A hotel greeter with a tray of chilled local pineapple bites and oshibori, chilled towels, offers instant refreshment to weary travelers.

Each well-appointed guestroom and suite boasts bold, custom-created monstera leaf wallpaper, inspired by vintage bark cloth patterns, perfectly capturing and refreshing the motif of the time period. Surf nostalgia photography books, art tomes and an authentic ukulele line the shelves. The colour palette blends warm earth tones and textural neutrals for a calming ambiance, while pops of burnt orange, cobalt hues of the ocean and tropical pinks add bursts of eccentric flair.

www.laylowwaikiki.com

Mandarin Oriental - Honolulu

Mandarin Oriental opening luxury hotel, residences in Honolulu

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced its intention to open a new luxury hotel and branded residences in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The project, which has a target opening date in early 2020, will enable Mandarin Oriental to introduce its hospitality to this important tourism and business destination.

Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will be the anchor of Mana`olana Place, a 36-storey mixed-use tower with gardens and public plazas, currently being developed by Los Angeles-based Salem Partners. Located in the heart of the Ala Moana district, the hotel is a short walk to Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach.

The hotel’s 125 contemporary guestrooms and suites will be designed to reflect the Hawaiian culture, together with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s oriental heritage. The Group will also manage 107 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, located on the Mana’olana tower’s upper floors, which will provide some of the most luxurious private homes on the island.

Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will feature a rooftop restaurant and bar with landscaped outdoor terraces, providing views of Diamond Head, Ala Moana Beach and Downtown Honolulu. There will also be a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and extensive banqueting and meeting spaces with views over the surrounding terraces and gardens.

In keeping with the Group’s wellness concepts, a Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer holistic rejuvenation and relaxation with eight treatment rooms. Further leisure options include a comprehensive fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

The design architects of the project are the Colorado-based firm, [au]workshop who envision the design as a modern, vertical urban resort epitomizing the Hawaiian tradition of the “lanai” with its seamless indoor-outdoor sense of place.

Honolulu is Hawaii’s political and economic centre, and is home to iconic destinations such as Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbour and Diamond Head. As the state’s capital, Honolulu is the most populous city in Hawaii and serves as the primary entry point to the islands’ tourism industry and a major gateway to the United States and Asia-Pacific.

Wailea

Residence Inn by Marriott makes debut in luxurious Wailea, Hawaii

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Marriott International has opened Residence Inn by Marriott Maui Wailea – Hawaii’s first.

Set against a contemporary Hawaiian motif, the all-suite hotel consists of studio, one and two bedroom offerings. Each suite boasts spacious living zones and fully equipped kitchens. The upscale furnishings; deluxe bedding; flat screen TVs; functional work surfaces, and generous lanais (balconies) that open to a views of the ocean or mountainside — all provide the comfort and flexibility for guests to feel at home in paradise.

The Great Room leads to the outdoor living area where guests will enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub and the patio bar with fire pits. For fun in the sun, guests have the option of putting on the golf green or shooting hoops at the Sport Court® — all with Maui’s natural landscape as the perfect backdrop.

Residence Inn’s signature services and amenities including: complimentary hot breakfast, free grocery delivery service; fitness centre; Wi-Fi; business centre, and laundry facilities are available to all guests. The property also features a 24/7 Market, which provides easy access to grab-and-go snacks and sundries. Additionally, guests who wish to explore the island are encouraged to log-in to the Under Armour mapmyfitness app for a curated running route of the surrounding area. The Residence Inn Wailea Maui also accepts pets.

The property contains 1,800-square-feet of indoor function space, which breaks out into the Molokai and Molokini meeting rooms, and a lush green lawn for outdoor special events. The 410 square-foot Boardroom is complete with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and designed to accommodate business meetings.

In addition to the resort-like features, Residence Inn Maui Wailea offers guests convenient access to The Shops at Wailea, three championship golf courses at Wailea Golf Club, Wailea Tennis Club and three beaches: Makena, Wailea and Ulua. The resort is in close proximity to several of the area’s top visitor attractions such as Maui Ocean Center, and Pacific Whale Foundation, accessible via the courtesy shuttle.

Hilton Garden Inn - Hawaii

Largest Hilton Garden Inn in history opens in Hawaii

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Hilton Garden Inn’s newest property in Hawaii is a milestone hotel for a number of reasons – while being the firm’s second resort in the US state, it’s the first in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, the 700th worldwide and its largest property to date.

The newly redeveloped Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, managed by Evolution Hospitality, brings 623 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand.

“From the modern guest rooms to the grand, light and airy lobby space, the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach has been completely re-envisioned,” said John Taffin, general manager. “We’re proud to present this upscale hotel brand in true friendly Waikiki style to our guests planning leisure vacations, as well as business meetings and conferences on the island of Oahu.”

Hilton Garden Inn - Hawaii

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach recently underwent an extensive $115 million redevelopment and now features a lively living-room style lobby with communal seating and classic Hawaiian design. Guests will be able to experience high wooden ceilings, bordered by gallery-lit Hawaiian kapa prints on reclaimed wood and a colour palette that pays homage to the beauty of the islands through natural materials, finishes and textures.

The décor is carried into guest rooms where pops of cobalt and tangerine are reflected and patterns that echo elements such as the ocean and sky provide an island sense of place. All 623 guest rooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites, boast the brand’s signature bedding, a 48-inch HDTV with premium channels, and an in-room “hospitality centre” with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, and Keurig coffee/tea maker. Most rooms will include a walk-out lanai with seating, which will be ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or taking in the sunset. All suites and most rooms will have partial ocean or city views. Adjoining rooms are available-perfect for families or larger groups traveling together.

The new hotel offers spacious public areas, a newly designed rooftop pool area with poolside bar, and separate state-of-the-art cardio and strength training fitness centres. The hotel also features a meeting room with naturally lit meeting space for up to 30 people.

Four Seasons Lanai opens after $75 million transformation

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Formerly known as the Four Seasons at Manele Bay, the luxury Hawaiian resort Four Seasons Lanai has opened following a considerable $75 million transformation. The 217-room hotel, including 51 suites, opened on schedule with John Hardy responsible for the property’s management and logistic management services during the hotel’s revamp.

“Four Seasons Lanai is the finest hotel in Hawaii,” said John Hardy. “It was redeveloped to the highest standard, and with major upgrades in design and amenities, it will be a world-class destination for years to come.”

Four Seasons Lanai

Interiors were designed by Las Vegas-based Todd Avery-Lenahan of TAL Studio, who has created a décor reflects the tones and textures of the island and adds an island aesthetic, featuring rich colours from the earth, sand and brush as well as thoughtfully curated artwork from across Polynesia, Micronesia and of course Hawaii. Renovation extended to the public areas including the lobby, spa, landscaping, pool spaces, multiple restaurants and bar, new retail boutiques and all guestrooms and suites.

Inspired by Hawaii’s diverse and storied influences, the interiors of the Four Seasons Lanai are comprised of an extraordinary material and details palette such as walls of teak and zebra wood edging artisan-produced Nepalese lokta paper and floors of mahogany laid with wool hand-woven area rugs. Fully integrated and intuitive lighting, temperature, service, and privacy controls offer a highly responsive in-room technology.

www.fourseasons.com/lanai

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina opens

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina opens

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On the exceptional western coastline of O‘ahu, a landmark 17-storey terraced hotel is re-emerging as the new Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.

Adjacent to the Lanikuhonua (“where heaven meets earth”) Cultural Estate and nature preserve, the newest Four Seasons in Hawaii is located on the ocean in the resort community of Ko Olina, meaning “place of joy.”

Four Seasons Resort Oahu

Enveloped in the warm embrace of Hawaiian-style hospitality and signature Four Seasons service, the kama’aina-style open air public spaces and generous light-filled rooms and suites will mirror the easy elegance of the Four Seasons resort lifestyle.

Features will include world class restaurants and sunset lounges; lively pools and beaches plus restorative quiet places; an expansive spa and wellness oasis; on-site tennis centre and privileged access to the Ko Olina Golf Club; creative event spaces bathed in natural light, and so much more – all just 17 miles (27 kilometres) from Honolulu International Airport.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu

Now taking reservations, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina will be the fifth hotel in the Four Seasons Hawaiian Collection, offering intriguing island-hopping and multi-destination vacation possibilities. Four award-winning resorts on three additional islands include Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on Hawaiʻi Island, Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi at Manele Bay and Four Seasons Resort Lānaʻi, The Lodge at Koele.

Architects and Interior Designers
• Edward Killingsworth (architect, original 1998 hotel)
• Philpotts Interiors (designers, current renovation)