The Modern Honolulu: Welcome to the New and Improved Waikiki

It?s been awhile since Waikiki?s heyday as a port-of-call for the rich and famous looking for some R&R upon Hawaii?s sunny shores. Despite a temporary downtick in high-end tourism in the past few decades, Waikiki (and all of Oahu) has recently experienced a renaissance thanks to an influx of new luxury hotels, international fashion brands setting up shop, a reinvigorated food and dining scene, and reinvestment in the island?s natural and cultural treasures that have all begun to attract jetsetters back to the well-trod sands of Waikiki.

Thoroughly Modern at The Modern Honolulu

Although it got off to a rocky start in its former manifestation as The Edition Waikiki?a collaboration between Ian Schrager and Marriott that ended in a middle-of-the-night management change?The Modern Honolulu has traversed its rough patch and emerged as one of Waikiki?s (and Hawaii?s) favorite see-and-be-seen destination hotels.

Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Cond� Nast's HotelChatter and Jaunted, TravelAge West, Palate Press, Frontiers, Edge and Wandermelon. His work has also appeared in the L.A. Times. When he is not exploring the Los Angeles dining scene...(Read More)

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