The Modern Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii


140,000 SF

The Modern Honolulu, formerly the Waikiki Edition located at the southwest end of Waikiki, was a complete renovation of over 140,000 square feet of public space. Delawie as Architect of Record in collaboration with Yabu Pushelberg renovated over 17,000-square-feet of ballroom, pre-function, meeting rooms and an ocean view hospitality suite with a 2,000-square-foot lanai.

The exterior façade, lobby and reception area, lobby level bar, and entry porte-cochère were completely remodeled to set a chic arrival tone for this boutique hotel. Additionally, a separate nightclub and 250-seat restaurant for Iron-Chef Morimoto attracts people from all of Honolulu. Two separate outdoor two-level decks with pools provide lounging and seating for over 300 guests, including a pool bar on each level. The lower 13,000 square-foot pool deck offers shade trees and chaise seating and the upper VIP pool deck functions as a wading lagoon, complete with palm trees and sandy beach areas.