Marking a new era in luxury travel to Hawai‘i, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach officially debuted its resort completion today with the opening of its new Diamond Head Tower. Waikiki’s newest luxury resort and Oahu’s first Ritz-Carlton Residences celebrated the debut with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and ceremony that was attended by business and community leaders and dignitaries.
A Design with a Story
The resort’s new 245-residence Diamond Head Tower complements the 307-residence ‘Ewa Tower. Guerin Glass Architects, inspired by Hawai‘i’s natural elements, designed both 38-story towers using a mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) vision that is seen in the resort’s stunning exterior through artful details and inspired craftsmanship. The exterior front reflects the ocean, sky and wind and the exterior back reflects the mountains and Honolulu’s urban metropolis. A three-dimensional, modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) design covers the first three floors of each tower.
Interior design firm Jon Brent Design’s understated elegance, contemporary island-deco and modern luxury inspiration is seen throughout the resort’s common areas and 552 stylishly-appointed studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residential accommodations and penthouses in both towers. All rooms and suites face the ocean, providing guests with an unparalleled view of the Pacific, and include kitchens with premium appliances along with in-residence washers and dryers—ideal for the global traveler who seeks the conveniences of a home combined with the luxuries of a hotel. With a combined 246 suites in both towers, the resort boasts the largest number of luxury hotel suites on the island.
Newly Designed Ocean-View Spaces
Guests staying at the resort can discover a vast array of distinctive experiences along with legendary
Ritz-Carlton service. New Diamond Head Tower facilities include an expanded spa with four treatments rooms and relaxation lounge, and also a 2,900-square-foot infinity pool with private cabanas equipped with SMART televisions, refrigerators and day beds. The new infinity pool complements the ‘Ewa Tower infinity pool which will be reserved for those looking for quiet serenity. The resort is the only hotel in Waikiki with two infinity pools, both of which are the highest in the area located on the 7th and 8th floors.
The Diamond Head Tower also introduces 10 meeting and event spaces, which include a boardroom, movie theatre, The Horizon Terrace and Lanai, and the 22,000-square-foot Lau‘ula Park which can host a reception for up to 800 guests. Resort’s ground level promenade also features two stages for community performances and nearly two acres of lush greenery and landscaping that encompass the property. In early 2019, the resort will also debut a new dining venue located at the Diamond Head Tower pool deck, along with a gourmet market located on the ground level which will be a new Island Country Market concept.
Resort Debut Offer
In celebration of the debut, the resort is offering a limited time offer that includes an exceptional rate when reserving a minimum of three nights in any of its stylishly-appointed ocean-view rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy $25 daily resort credit for dining at The Market, ordering in-residence dining or enjoying a treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa; complimentary bottle of sparkling wine; set of two champagne flutes from Tiffany & Co with resort logo; complimentary half-day use of cabana at Waikiki’s highest infinity pools; 15 percent privilege for services and treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa; and 3:00 p.m. late check out if reserving Studio, Deluxe Ocean View category. Reservations must be booked by December 20, 2018.
For reservations and more information, visit ritzcarlton.com/waikiki.