High-concept style meets high-end chain reliability in a private lagoon setting.
The first of the Marriott’s EDITION brand hotels, The Waikiki EDITION takes its modern design cues from visionary hotelier Ian Schrager. Schrager’s creative direction is evident in all aspects of this hotel, from the bi-level pools overlooking an outdoor theater featuring first-run movies and art installations to the tropical-urban style in the 353 guest rooms and suites. The 17th-floor Penthouse Suite kicks the luxury level up a notch with nearly 3,000 square feet of living and terrace space. Iron Chef star Masaharu Morimoto has created a menu of contemporary Japanese dishes at Morimoto Waikiki, and artist and former pro surfer Herbie Fletcher brings a hang ten vibe to the lobby with his wall-to-wall surfboard installation incorporating 100 broken surfboards from the best pipeline surfers. Amenities include a private lagoon beach, Surf and Bikini Boot Camps, The Spa at Waikiki and Crazybox, whose New York City nightclub feel is accented with more than 40,000 antique light bulbs. Although the EDITION shines the spotlight on play, it also gets down to business with meeting and event spaces that take advantage of the secluded natural setting.