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The Modern Honolulu, Honolulu 
$$$$

1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu , Hawaii
96815
Tel: 866-970-4161
Fax: 808-943-5820
weinfo@editionhotels.com
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Concierge.com's insider take:

Opened in October 2010, the first of Ian Schrager's Edition concept hotels (for Marriott) is predictably pretentious, but dazzles. A surfboard collage mounted behind the front desk is among the few references to Hawaii. Overall, the minimalist design wouldn't feel out of place in, say, Miami or L.A.—which locals have interpreted as a sign that Honolulu has finally arrived. Since the hotel overlooks the boat harbor, the "private beach" is a sand-covered deck with a bizarre wading pool open to adult guests only. The real beach is a two-minute walk away, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Edition does have a modest saltwater pool: It's part of the attractive ground-floor deck, which is also open to nonguests visiting the boutique, pool bar, or Morimoto restaurant. One of the few splashes of color in the 353 guest rooms comes from the neon floral pareos for use during your stay (keep one, and you'll be charged). Otherwise, the bright white and chrome decor looks like something out of an Apple Store. On weekends, the hotel's Crazybox nightclub brings the party to you.—Cathay Che

From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
In this latest collaboration of a big hotel group (in this case Marriott) and a "lifestyle" brand (courtesy of hotelier Ian Schrager), the result is the best of both worlds: a stylish property with a one-of-a-kind feel that still hums with corporate efficiency. The staff are relaxed but professional, and the room gadgetry (such as lighting, TV, and Internet access) is user-friendly without being gimmicky. Housed in a white cube building that was formerly part of Waikiki's enormous Ilikai Hotel, The Edition's 353 rooms are done in clean lines and a calming palette of white and natural wood, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the property's two pools and the beach. The decor whimsically nods to the Hawaiian tradition, with brightly colored mini ukuleles, a sculptural surfboard installation behind the reception desk, framed surf photos, and books about the area in the lobby—enough to remind one of the aloha spirit while staying sophisticated and fresh. With future Edition hotels in the works for Istanbul, Mexico City, and Miami, among others, the formula should in fact travel very well. The only misfire is at Morimoto restaurant, one of the hotel's centerpieces—the kitchen seems a bit overwhelmed at being the it place on the beach, and the quality of the sushi needs an upgrade.—2011 Hot List

Which room to book: Ask for a corner double with views of the property's two pools and part of the beach.

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Hotel Name and Ownership has Changed

The Marriott Waikiki Edition is no longer operated by Marriott and has since changed their name to The Modern Honolulu (exactly like that with the capitol letters),... more

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