Mandarin Oriental to Open Luxury Hotel and Residences in Honolulu
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group plans to open a new luxury hotel and branded residences in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The project, which has a target opening date in early 2020, will enable Mandarin Oriental to introduce its hospitality to this destination.
Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will be the anchor of Mana`olana Place, a 36-story mixed-use tower with gardens and public plazas, currently being developed by Los Angeles-based Salem Partners. Located in the heart of the Ala Moana district, the hotel is a short distance to Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach. It will also be adjacent to the Hawaii Convention Center and the Ala Moana Center.
The hotel’s 125 contemporary guestrooms and suites will be designed to reflect the Hawaiian culture, together with features inspired by the brand’s Oriental heritage. The group will also manage 107 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, located on the Mana’olana tower’s upper floors.
There will be a rooftop restaurant and bar with landscaped outdoor terraces, providing views of Diamond Head, Ala Moana Beach and downtown Honolulu. There will also be a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and extensive banqueting and meeting spaces. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer eight treatment rooms. A fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool will also be available.
Colorado-based [au]workshop served as the design architects of the project, envisioning the design as a modern, vertical urban resort epitomizing the Hawaiian tradition of the lanai with its seamless indoor-outdoor sense of place, according to the brand.