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Marriott And Schrager Choose Waikiki For First Edition Brand Hotel

Tuesday February 24th, 2009 - 7:22AM

HONOLULU—The first Edition Hotel will open in the Waikiki section of Honolulu in 2010 through a conversion of an existing hotel, HOTEL BUSINESS® has learned. Marriott International and Ian Schrager Hotels are co-developing Edition, which the partners describe as a luxury lifestyle brand with a high service component. The existing hotel that theyve chosen is The Ilikai, a 1960s-era high-rise building situated at the entrance to Waikiki Beach. The hotel gained fame from being depicted in the opening scenes of Hawaii Five-O, a popular television show of that era.