The Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, which was originally slated to open in the fall, recently announced it will now officially be opening in December.
The former Pacific Beach Hotel is putting the finishing touches on a $115 million redevelopment. When the renovations are complete, the hotel will be renamed Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. The hotel will begin taking reservations in October.
The new resort, commanding an oceanfront location overlooking Oahu’s Waikiki Beach, will be a modern hotel in the heart of Waikiki that pays homage to Queen Lili‛uokalani and Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage.
Located among oceanfront shops, eateries, activities and more, the hotel will remain open during the duration of the transformation. Guests can already experience the redesigned guest rooms and suites that have recently debuted in the Oceanarium Tower.
The redevelopment spans the hotel’s exterior facade, 839 rooms and suites, and public areas, including a 280,000-gallon lobby oceanarium. A pool deck with two new pools will be added alongside two new restaurants created exclusively for the hotel by internationally acclaimed chef Masaharu Morimoto.
With Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head views, the rooms and suites at Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach bring a blend of Hawaiian style and a modern beach house ambiance to the island of Oahu with design concepts inspired by Honolulu’s culture and the island’s scenic landscape.
The pool deck will have a new saltwater infinity pool overlooking the shoreline; a pool bar and tiered day beds; custom teak furniture and driftwood sculptures; festoon lights and lanterns; glowing fire pits; and stepping stones leading to cabanas located atop a reflecting pool. There will also be a separate kid’s pool and club.
The hotel’s saltwater oceanarium will undergo an extensive upgrade with the interior of the aquarium to include new coral, designed to emulate the coral reef formations found in the waters of Waikiki Beach, and a replenishment system that filters directly from the ocean. Serving as a home to more than 1,000 protected marine life, the new oceanarium will include educational guest programming aimed to promote greater awareness and appreciation for the ocean.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach will feature two contemporary dining concepts conceived and helmed by Morimoto. Located on the second floor of the resort, Morimoto Asia will serve as the hotel’s signature restaurant featuring chef Morimoto’s world-renowned dishes, which integrate Western and traditional Asian ingredients.
For a more casual dining experience at street level, Momosan Waikiki will feature yakitori, ramen and a wide variety of small plates for lunch and dinner, along with a tropically landscaped beer garden.
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