Inside view: The Waikiki Edition hotel

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I got to take an inside peek at The Waikiki Edition, a new boutique hotel operated by the Marriott. The concept of the small luxe hotel, conceptualized by hipster designer Ian Schrager and part of a chain of Edition hotels, is based on Hawaiian plantation homes. The hotel is designed with modern furniture and offers guests a sense that they have their own private oasis.

The Edition name is based on the idea that each hotel will become an individually tailored hotel that encompasses the city it’s located in. The hotel is chic and hip from the decor to amenities, and many of the social areas serve dual purposes. For instance, the pool area turns into a lounge at night, while the sunrise pool hosts a movie night every Thursday. World-renowned chef Masaharu Morimoto also offers a fusion of Western and Japanese cuisine at the new Morimoto Waikiki.

The Waikiki Edition runs from $375 a night for a city view, while an ocean-view room starts off at $475. Kama’aina rates start at $195 a night.

Here are some pics to give you a better idea of the hotel:

The Waikiki Edition

The sunrise pool.

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harrycovair
harrycovair

As you said Jermel, chic and hip. It still baffles me as to why people pay all that money to fly to Hawaii, stay in an extravagant hotel, and yet don't even touch the Pacific Ocean.

jermel_lynn
jermel_lynn

@harrycovair I know what you mean. People pay for the atmosphere though. The hotel even has it's own one of a kind scent that is sprayed throughout, along with one of a kind soaps. The hotel is located right by the Ilikai, so they are not too far from some real water. hehe. We can only hope that the people that stay in Hawaii in general experience the TRUE Hawaii.

Eric
Eric

It will be interesting to see if they will be able to maintain their planned visitor rates.... I doubt it. The pool seems to be particularly small. The restaurant and bar look cool though.

jermel_lynn
jermel_lynn

@Eric the pool is a little small but the sunrise pool area, the sunset pool, the private lounge bar and crazy box are such versatile areas.