HONOLULU, HI—Pacific Beach Hotel plans a $115-million redevelopment that will transform the Waikiki hotel.
The hotel’s exterior facade, 839 guestrooms and suites and public areas, including a 280,000-gallon lobby aquarium, will be re-conceptualized, and a destination pool deck with two new pools will be added. Two new restaurants by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto will be created for the hotel as well.
Design firm, Rockwell Group, and architectural firms WATG and Pacific Asia Design Group have been enlisted to reimagine the guestrooms and public areas.
Following the transformation, the hotel will enter the market as Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach. Renovation of the guestrooms is underway with a select number of new rooms available to book. Work on the public areas will commence in the coming weeks. The hotel will remain operational during the 18-month transformation with expected completion in fall 2017.
“Our team is delighted with the opportunity to welcome guests to an all-new experience next year,” said Rob Robinson, general manager, Pacific Beach Hotel. “We’re committed to honoring our unique history and the Hawaiian culture in a thoughtful and authentic way which will serve as the foundation for everything that we do; from our cultural programming to our elevated levels of service.”
Shawn Sullivan, partner, Rockwell Group, said, “Influenced by Kuhio beach, we are blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor to connect guests to the ocean. The Morimoto restaurants and pool deck will have stunning views of the water, while neutral hues and organic forms will transform the lobby, retail areas and guestrooms into warm, welcoming spaces.”
Pacific Beach Hotel is managed by Highgate, a real estate investment and hospitality management company whose portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.