Now Open: Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador

Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador has officially opened its doors. Formerly known as the Ambassador Hotel Waikiki, the hotel recently completed a top-to-bottom, multimillion-dollar transformation and rebrand.

Romer Waikiki at the Ambassador offers views of downtown Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. It offers an array of room types, programming and easy access to the island’s outdoor activities. For travelers longing for something to explore on O‘ahu beyond the surf breaks, Romer introduces a locally conscious experience showcasing the art, culture, sounds and experiences of Honolulu.

The guest journey begins with artfully designed key cards that double as the key to the neighborhood via curated maps, programming and happenings. The 368 rooms offer a variety of layouts for every type of traveler, from large two-bedroom suites to lofted bunk-bed rooms.

New interior décor includes a custom-fit lava rock wall that adorns the perimeter of the lobby to reference Hawaii’s volcanic landscape, along with a curated gallery wall spotlighting local artists. Guests can expect private lanais, lounge space, and noteworthy touches such as all-gender uniforms with pieces by local Hawaiian designer Matt Bruening.

The hotel’s “Mayor of the Block” is deeply ingrained in the community and prepared to provide guests local insights that aren’t found on a standard Google search. Chakra balancing meditations are available for download, astrology readings are bookable through the in-house astrologer, and board games and a beach reads book library are tucked within the lobby. Romer has also partnered with local businesses around the island to create a custom experience for guests; freebies, discounts, personalized experiences and more are all unlocked with the room key.

A munchies cart with local favorites debuts in the lobby from 8 to 11 p.m. every night, and a morning coffee cart with locally sourced fare provides fuel before a day of exploring. Coming soon at the third-floor pool, Romer’s Waikiki Swim & Social Club will serve up drinks and bites with a laid-back cabana scene. A new open-air restaurant is also set to debut in 2024.

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