Alohilani Resort Waikki Beach Officially Launches Following $115 Million Transformation

Waikiki's Longstanding Pacific Beach Hotel is Poised to Become Hawaii's Hottest New Hotel

Style Magazine Newswire | 12/15/2017, 6:47 a.m.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach today announces its official debut after an extensive $115 million transformation of the former Pacific Beach ...

HONOLULU, Hawaii (December 14, 2017) - Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach today announces its official debut after an extensive $115 million transformation of the former Pacific Beach Hotel. Introducing an alluring "aloha-chic" factor as Hawaii's sophisticated new modern resort in the heart of Waikiki, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach offers a stylish new way to stay and play in Hawaii's most iconic city beachfront that is transforming with unprecedented new cultural, culinary and shopping offerings.

Alohilani Resort features star-studded collaborators including Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, acclaimed New York architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, which designed the resort's lobby, restaurant, amenities, pool deck, guestrooms and suites; and architectural firms WATG and Pacific Asia Design Group. The 839-room modern resort features five new culinary concepts - with the two Morimoto restaurants coming soon - and a destination pool deck along with authentic design touches inspired by Oahu's lush landscape and rich cultural heritage. Residing on land held by the Queen Lili'uokalani Trust, the property's new name of Alohilani - Hawaiian for "the heavenly brightness" - was carefully chosen to honor Hawaii's last reigning monarch.

"We are thrilled to welcome guests and the community to our brand new resort that celebrates the enduring spirit of Oahu," said Rob Robinson, general manager. "The debut of Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach underscores the exciting growth and development in Waikiki Beach, and our elevated resort experience will further its status as a sought-after destination to visit now."

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Highlights

Rockwell Group's design concept was inspired by Honolulu's culture and the island's lush landscape to create a tranquil oasis in the midst of a bustling city. Influenced by Kuhio Beach, the boundaries between indoor and outdoor were blurred to connect guests to the ocean.

LOBBY AND OCEANARIUM

A grand porte-cochere entrance greets guests while the sophisticated and modern lobby offers an open floor plan with soaring window walls and lofty ceilings. Lobby features include the O Bar with a re-imagined 280,000-gallon saltwater Oceanarium that is home to more than 1,000 indigenous marine life and replica coral reef formations; new guest services and group arrival spaces; a residential-style business center; and retail boutiques. Pocket gardens bring the island's tropical flora indoors as a vibrant complement to Rockwell Group-designed custom furnishings that include a limestone reception desk, organic live-edge tables and show stopping light fixtures that invoke a refined island aesthetic. A stunning coral wall sculpture by artist Nina Helms is a focal piece of the reception area, offering a poetic interpretation of the natural coral wonders that lie beneath the ocean's surface.

GUEST ROOMS AND SUITES

The 839 all-new guest rooms and suites offer breathtaking ocean, Diamond Head and city views. An airy, guest room experience is inspired by Oahu's serene landscape and pairs rich natural materials with sensory photographs and a soothing palette of whites and beiges accented by pops of blues and greens. The resort also offers six one-bedroom guest suites with sophisticated living rooms, dining nook and wet bar plus an elegant bathroom with dual vanities, wet room with rain shower and soaking tub. All guest rooms and suites also feature Malie Organics' Koke'e scented bath products.