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The Waikiki Edition Hotel in Honolulu

April 8, 2011 by

The Waikiki Edition is a stunning new urban resort envisioned by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International. Luxurious, yet simple and contemporary, The Waikiki Edition Hotel is a game-changer for the lifestyle luxury hotel experience combining for the very first time not only great design and true innovation, but also great, individual, welcoming, modern service as well as exceptional, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and amusement offerings.

This highly stylized hotel functions as a “home away from home” for leisure and business travelers. In addition, it also caters to the modern day business traveler by offering functional, technologically sophisticated working environments with the comfort and ease of actually conducting business in an “office away from the office”.
The visionary reach of Ian Schrager— creator of the original boutique hotel—together with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott delivers in a delicate balancing act, the best of both worlds: polish with personality, perfectionism with individualism and comfort with charisma and charm.

Once a retreat for the Hawaiian royal family, Waikiki is the historic resort district of Honolulu known for its native beauty, impressive surfing beaches and proximity to the island of Oahu’s volcanic landmark, Diamond Head. Over the past fifty years, Waikiki has become an exhilarating, worldwide destination familiar to viewers of the 1960s sitcom Gilligan¹s Island. Later, its glamor and sex appeal were immortalized in the TV series Hawaii Five-0.

With The Waikiki Edition, Schrager and Marriott have reinvented and redefined that glamour for a new and sophisticated audience. The Waikiki Edition hotel is located within walking distance to world-famous Waikiki Beach and to the outstanding shopping district of the Ala Moana center and Kalakaua Avenue. The most high-end luxury brands in Waikiki Beach such as Cartier, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Dior, TOD’S, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Bulgari and Tiffany among others, represent the best shopping this area has to offer. Other nearby Oahu attractions a short taxi ride away are the island’s Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head. The best surfing in the world awaits the guest at the North Shore of the Island.

The Waikiki Editions’s 353 generously scaled luxury hotel rooms and suites are decorated in natural tones and rich woods with distinctive design touches to create a peaceful sense of natural luxury with the spirit of a home away from home.
The rooms have massive windows overlooking the city, pools, Yacht Harbor, and ocean. Many have furnished terraces with sliding louvered doors offering shuttered shade, filtered sunshine or dramatic vistas across the city to the ocean beyond.
Each room comes equipped with custom beds with down comforters and pillows, 46” LCD TVs, a large work area, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, seamlessly integrated Terrazzo counter tops and sinks, large glass enclosed showers, daybeds, and 24-hour-in room dining create a fully-serviced retreat offering all the relaxation and comfort of your own private living space.

The 1,400 square foot custom-furnished Penthouse with its 1,500 square foot wraparound landscaped terrace forms a magnificent apartment with its own private dining room, kitchen, entertainment center and bedroom with full views of the Pacific Ocean. Ideal for welcoming guests or simply enjoying an expansive sense of privacy, the Penthouse close to Waikiki beach offers a unique, one-of-a-kind retreat. The luxury hotel Penthouse includes custom beds with imported linens by Frette, down comforters and pillows, original and custom designed furniture with custom fabrics, teak sliding screen at window, custom light fixtures suitable for working and entertaining. The Penthouse offers bathrooms with seamlessly integrated Terrazzo counter tops and sinks, an oversized glass enclosed shower and a tub, teak louvers in bathrooms allowing natural light. In-room amenities include: 55” flat screen LCD TVs with full cable access and high definition channels and movies on-demand, complimentary high-speed wireless internet, specially programmed iPods and iPads (available upon request) with docking station, extensive DVD and CD library, in-room safe, and in-room fully stocked wet bar.

Morimoto Waikiki at Edition is the ultimate culinary experience for cultivated Hawaii travelers. A trendy dining atmosphere, the restaurant offers a contemporary Japanese menu, infusing traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this exceptional restaurant offers something for every taste. Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, has earned critical and popular praise for his flawless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients, successfully creating his own distinctive cuisine, one defined by originality and inspiration. The menu highlights an extensive arrangement of culinary choices, including a seasonal selection of raw fish preparations, featuring the best seafood that Japanese and Hawaiian waters offer, as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The spacious and luxurious hotel Lobby Bar caters to guest and locals in the know. It forms an epicenter where inside and outside worlds meet. Oversize sofas and custom furnishings in native materials, organic shapes and a light color palate offer a series of wonderfully comfortable areas to meet, talk and relax while enjoying the full-service bar menu and cocktails. The large, dramatic, rotating bookcase acts as a wall to separate the Lobby Bar and create an intimate atmosphere for gatherings and conversation.

The pool bar at Sunrise Pool is an enclave that sits under a canopy of lush Bouganvilla. Barstools, picnic tables and hanging lanterns make this a relaxed and welcoming retreat, offering a full bar menu, specialty custom cocktails, lunch, dinner and late night dining.

The bar at the Private Sunset Beach is an exclusive glamorous hub. Under tall graceful palms and native dune plant life, an inland private beach envelops a lagoon with lounge chairs set in the water. Perfect for lounging and play, this seductively private Waikiki meeting place is one of the hotel’s most outstanding and desired locales.

The Waikiki Edition Hotel Spa is expediently located close to the Private Sunset Beach. The spa has four treatment rooms, manicure/pedicure stations and a full range of spa services. Accessible locker rooms are designed so that arriving and departing guests can change, shower and soothe away the stresses of plane travel. Stone sinks, natural materials and a neutral palate throughout the Waikiki beach spa create an elemental and restorative environment. In room massage and spa services are also available upon request.

In keeping with its natural setting, The Waikiki Edition Hotel Spa offers products from the highly selective and ecologically sensitive Elemental Herbology range. Designed to reverse the effects of environmental stressors, seasonal change and emotional transitions, Elemental Herbology’s lifestyle-inspired treatments combine advanced levels of cosmetic technology with potent levels of natural ingredients to respond to your skin’s changing needs. All products are free of mineral oils, synthetic fragrance and colors, sulphates, PABA sunscreens and paraben preservatives.

The hotel also offers an outdoor movie theater under the Waikiki stars, akin to a drive-in theater without the cars, which offers first run movies, videos and art installations.

The Waikiki Edition’s Surf and Bikini Boot Camp offers an exclusive blend of fitness, wellness and luxury to provide a Pacific getaway as health -giving as it is enjoyable. Vigorous physical activity is combined with immersion in nature, spa therapies and ample free time in the setting of an elegant lifestyle hotel on spectacularly beautiful Oahu. Customized by celebrity nutritionist Corey Coopersmith and designed by Oahu native and two time world surfing champion Daize Shayne Goodwin, the boot camp combines personalized pro surf lessons with yoga, cardio challenges, scenic hikes, kayaking trips and more.

The Waikiki Edition Hotel is the ideal destination for a memorable, exciting and relaxing Hawaiian vacation.



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