A rendering of the pool at the soon-to-be Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach
Pacific Beach Hotel recently announced plans for a $115 million redevelopment that will completely transform the popular Waikiki hotel.
The hotel’s exterior façade, 839 guestrooms and suites, and public areas including a 280,000-gallon lobby aquarium will be re-conceptualized, and a destination pool deck with two new pools will be added.
Two new restaurants by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto will be created exclusively for the hotel. Design firm, Rockwell Group, and architectural firms WATG and Pacific Asia Design Group have been enlisted to redesign the guest rooms and public areas.
Following the transformation, the hotel will enter the market as Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach. Renovation of the guest rooms is underway with a select number of new rooms available to book.
Work on the public areas will commence in the coming weeks. The hotel will remain operational during the 18-month transformation with expected completion in fall 2017.
The hotel will offer contemporary dining concepts ranging from a farm-fresh buffet breakfast to fine Asia-Pacific cuisine. Conceived by internationally acclaimed chef Masaharu Morimoto, the hotel will feature two Morimoto concepts.
Located on the second floor, Morimoto Asia will serve as the hotel’s signature restaurant featuring chef Morimoto’s world-renowned dishes, which integrate Western and traditional Asian ingredients.