The Modern Honolulu

The Modern Honolulu

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A private oasis within a cosmopolitan destination, our unique design story has come to define The Modern Honolulu as Oahu's favourite boutique hotel.

The Modern Honolulu introduces cosmopolitan chic for vacations and business meetings in Hawaii. Deftly combining style and sophistication, your stay with us places the best of Waikiki at your doorstep while creating a world of luxury that is as refined as it is relaxed. Overlooking the marina and footsteps to the top ranked beach in America, sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and city skyline surround this Honolulu hotel's guest rooms and suites. Unique restaurants, vibrant nightlife, intimate pool settings, exhilarating spa treatments and all that Oahu has to offer ' luxury shopping, beaches, nature ' invite you to make the most of every moment of your Hawaiian vacation.

As Honolulu's only full-service lifestyle hotel, we are steps to America's top beach, sit at the apex of Waikiki's top luxury shopping , and treat you to Oahu's many personalities ' arts, culture, nature, history, adventure, and more.

THE MODERN HONOLULU doesn't resemble other Waikiki beach hotels, or even other Waikiki luxury hotels. Our design, extending to every room and suite, is a study in white, in sleek minimalism ' a tableau that magnifies your views of the Pacific, the Waikiki skyline, the yacht harbor or our lush resort grounds, depending on your desire. The feel is organic luxury, as refined as it is relaxed: Natural light and the outside world filter in as you wish via gauzy fabric and teak louvers that slide over large-scale windows (many of our accommodations also feature private terraces). Varied woods and Terrazzo marble spa bathrooms complement the palette of whites, which washes over everything from lounge-like settees to upholstered headboards on beds blanketed in imported Frette linens, offset by colour-saturated sarongs, ukuleles, iconic images of the Pacific. Every element is custom-designed for THE MODERN HONOLULU, making it one of the best hotels in Honolulu.

All that's left to do is make it yours. Which accommodation at THE MODERN HONOLULU is your custom-fit: a guestroom glimpsing the city and the ocean? A studio or one-bedroom suite that invites an entourage? Perhaps our ultimate indulgence ' THE MODERN HONOLULU Penthouse Suite ' where anything is possible? Let us spoil you with our details, personalized service and an embarrassment of amenities ' uncommon among Waikiki hotels.

Who says a resort isn't a Waikiki dining destination? A place where meals inspire the senses. Where celebrity chefs and celebrated chefs become executive chefs. Where organic, local and house-made ingredients make the menu.

Our signature restaurant is Morimoto Waikiki. Yes ' that Morimoto. The Iron Chef does what he does best from the concept's open kitchen and full sushi bar: seamlessly integrating Japanese and Western ingredients. At Morimoto Waikiki at THE MODERN HONOLULU, however, he achieves it using the flavours of island-grown ingredients; the choicest seafood from Hawaiian and Japanese waters; seasonal raw selections, fruits and vegetables. This Waikiki fine dining experience is enhanced by the restaurant's design: a cool-white canvas punctuated by lime and purple inside; views of a fire- and moon-lit Ala Wai yacht harbour outside.

The Grove & Passageway. What distinguishes dining at THE MODERN HONOLULU, however, isn't only our Iron Chef. It is also our uncommon approach to on-property Waikiki dining ' in two restaurants, three bars, in-room dining and catering services directed by Executive Chef Scott Toner. Sample Toner's signatures at The Grove and Passageway at THE MODERN HONOLULU. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and featuring an expertly-curated wine list, signature cocktails and island microbrews), these lounge-inspired al fresco spaces will tempt your senses of taste and style.

Sunrise Pool Sophisticated ' yet surprising: That's the duality of THE MODERN HONOLULU. Experience it for yourself at our Sunrise Pool, the heart of our Honolulu luxury resort where guests of all ages are free to unwind.

Like layers waiting your discovery, our Honolulu resort pool is set in a cool-wood deck; framed in native trees and hedges of green; softened by ferns and tropical blooms peeking from the foliage. It can feel like your personal garden paradise (thanks to the vision of landscape and garden genius Deborah Nevins of SoHo-based Deborah Nevins & Associates) ' a space that at once captures the comfort of home and the liberation of the outdoors.

Pacific to one side; Waikiki cityscape to the other Dive into two of the most beautiful Waikiki pools in Oahu. Pools at The Modern Honolulu have their own signature cocktail list & dining from Morimoto's kitchen. There's duality too in the view from your uncommon vantage ' waterscapes to one side; the Waikiki cityscape to the other ' and in the possibilities you find yourself privy to at THE MODERN HONOLULU Sunrise Pool. Join the buzz or retreat from it ' your choice.

Teak wood and white textiles dress chaises and daybeds for those seeking solace (umbrellas are optional). Naturally, there's food and beverage service featuring THE MODERN HONOLULU's organic, artisanal ingredients ' think island-grown salads, globally-inspired small plates, signature cocktails ' regardless of the Sunrise Pool spot you claim.

But you might wander into the adjacent Passageway or The Grove, where lush banquettes and wicker and wood vignettes issue an al-fresco invitation to sample Executive Chef Scott Toner's fresh creations from breakfast into late-night.

You might also drift into the bar exclusive to the Sunrise Pool. (Find it beneath the canopy of bougainvillea and hanging lanterns, where lime picnic tables host a laidback vibe and daily drink specials.)

Late afternoon and evening commonly bring live music by local artists ' cover and original songs that add another layer to the sensory experience of THE MODERN HONOLULU's Sunrise Pool.

You may feel you've reached the pinnacle upon entering THE MODERN HONOLULU. Then you step into our spa, and reconsider. Here, our trademark white palette calms. Notes of coconut, lemongrass, passion fruit and vanilla scent the air. Our receptionist offers you a taste of Pure Inventions ' the Peach Green Tea is a favourite of our guests. You settle into one of our treatment rooms and let our trained touch wash over you.

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  • 353 rooms and suites with ocean, city, pool and yacht harbour views ' many with private, furnished terraces
  • King and double-bedded rooms with ADA-accessible amenities (available upon request

Each room and suite features:

  • Customized imported linens by Frette
  • Original, custom-designed furniture with custom fabrics
  • Custom teak sliding window screen(s)
  • Custom light fixtures suitable for working and entertaining
  • Bathroom(s) with oversized, glass-enclosed shower (tub rooms available as well) and seamlessly integrated Terrazzo counters
  • Teak louvers in bathroom allowing natural light
  • '46' LCD TV with full cable access
  • DVD library (available upon request)
  • Video game systems (available upon request)
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access (throughout the resort)
  • Data-port connections for modem/fax hook-ups
  • In-room safe
  • Keurig coffeemaker and hot tea kettle (available upon request)
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • 24-hour room service (many dishes created using organic, locally-grown ingredients)
  • Slippers and robes in every room

Pricing (per person) $AUD


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