Redevelopment of the hotel, formerly the OHANA Waikiki West, is underway
Hilton Worldwide today announced plans to open its first Hilton Garden Inn hotel on the island of Oahu, in the sought-after travel destination of Waikiki. The 623-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will be managed by Evolution Hospitality and is on track to open early in 2016 after undergoing extensive renovation.
“This hotel development marks a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide as we expand our presence and diversify our accommodations options in Hawaii with the addition of our award-winning focused service brand, Hilton Garden Inn, in this renowned locale near the world-famous Waikiki Beach,” said Bill Fortier, SVP, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “We look forward to working with our partners at Evolution Hospitality to further Hilton’s longstanding legacy in the beautiful state of Hawaii.”
Redevelopment of the hotel, formerly the OHANA Waikiki West, is underway and will entail a complete modernization of the 1970 structure. Upgrades will be made to all of the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms, bringing together the well-known features of Hilton Garden Inn and the local culture. Design plans include a contemporary Hawaiian aesthetic, the addition of a full-service restaurant and lounge, a grab-and-go market, a welcoming, modern lobby, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest rooms will be completely re-envisioned, adding family suites poolside and maximizing Hawaii’s scenic vistas. The hotel will also feature an enhanced pool deck complete with a bar and grill and poolside cabanas.
John Murphy, president of Evolution Hospitality, stated, “We appreciate the warm welcome we have already received from the Waikiki community and are excited to be a part of the transformation of this property which is so richly steeped in Hawaiian history and culture. We see this project as a significant improvement to a property in the heart of Waikiki and a complement to the other redevelopments of the Kuhio Avenue corridor. It gives us great pride to enter the Hawaii market with this excellent new offering of upgraded accommodations. Furthermore, we are very enthusiastic about partnering with Hilton Worldwide and its Hilton Garden Inn brand to offer a flagship property with exceptional amenities and great service to guests from all over the world.”
Located at 2330 Kuhio Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will be situated in the heart of Waikiki, two blocks from Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of many of the area’s most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions.
“We are thrilled to introduce Hilton Garden Inn to the Oahu travel market,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hawaii is one of the world’s most desired travel destinations, and this ideal location, combined with Hilton Garden Inn’s quality and value-added amenities and services are sure to generate demand from a variety of travelers around the globe.”
Hilton Worldwide currently operates seven timeshare properties and nearly 10 hotels open or under development in Hawaii.