THE MODERN HONOLULU
It’s been a while coming but Waikiki finally has the perfect alternative to the original Grand hotels such as The Royal Hawaiian (fondly known as The Pink Palace) and Halekulani. The Royal Hawaiian with its dark maze of corridors and bus loads of tourists flowing through them was never my speed, instead my heart always belonged the the famous Halekulani next door. Understated and chic, The Halekulani had the right amount of style and grace that the Hawaiians are loved for, all thrown together with a little splash of poolside glamour.
The Halekulani , “The House Befitting Heaven” was always my home in Waikiki and the gorgeous Joy Tomita executed all of my clients’ stays (and many of my own) with great style. I will always remember the beautiful breezy lunch at Orchid’s, the Halekulani’s famous beachfront restaurant, where Joy introduced me to best cake in Hawaii, the famous Halekulani Cake…Those of you who have tried it will understand my addiction to this creamy coconut cake…… yumm.
ROOMS WITH A VIEW
Now my home has competition in the form of the new Modern Honolulu and Joy has followed as Director of Leisure Sales and I couldn’t be happier as now I get to experience the “new” Waikiki, the one I have been waiting for.
The Modern Honolulu is chic and understated, a laid-back take on luxury where stilettos are welcome! A very fabulous client of mine and her handsome new husband escaped here for a break after their wedding when it first opened as The Edition and loved it (and these chic jet setters know what they are talking about!)
This modern luxury hotel has 353 stylish guest rooms (and not a floral bedspread insight!) highlighting the glittering city skyline, moored yachts in the harbour and spectacular ocean views. By the concierge desk, a bookshelf adorned with surf books and memorabilia rotates mid-day to reveal a swanky lounge scene. Outside, the refreshing Sunrise Pool deck is flecked with indigenous autograph trees and ferns, while the exclusive Sunset Pool boasts 100 tons of sand from neighboring islands and custom-designed Yves Klein blue glass tiles
Within the Modern Honolulu is Addiction Nightclub & Beachclub, the hottest new bar and beachclub in town, let me help you with a VIP table reservation during your stay so can party like the star that you are…….. Oh, and you will look very tanned under those disco lights after days of luxuriating poolside!
All of this a stones throw from the best shopping in Honolulu at Ala Moana Centre seals the deal in my book!
Call me to book your experience now.
The BEST, Brent sent my husband and I here on our honeymoon and i couldn’t have asked for a better trip. we went to waterfalls, surfing, yoga. the hotel has the best drinks in Hawaii. The food was amazing, our room was all white with fluffy pillows, lots of little gifts and sarongs, t-shirts in the room. The hotel shop was one of the best i’ve seen. I would go back there in a second. Not to be a name dropper but i met the Burkman Brothers who are up & coming designers. We had the best time with them and most of the people we met. My new friends are going back at the end of Feb and i wish i was going back. There are so many places Brent has yet to send me so i think i have to go to places now that i haven’t been.
Darling -I’m booking a total of 22 nights there based on this review
Currently poolside at The Modern – Mojito in hand… It’s amazing!
Enjoy Trent, have one for me!