Waikiki’s Kaimana Beach Hotel Debuts New Look


Located at Waikiki’s best address along the Gold Coast of Honolulu, Kaimana Beach Hotel[1] today unveils a refreshed look led by Private Label Collection[2], a Hawaii-based full-service luxury hospitality management company. Situated directly on the sands of Kaimana Beach, which means “diamond” in Hawaiian, the 122-room hotel has been an integral part of the fabric of Waikiki for more than five decades and now features a modern-boho aesthetic designed by Hawaii-based interior design firm Henderson Design Group[3]. The powerhouse culinary team behind Hotel Wailea, Hawaii’s only Relais and Châteaux, Private Label Collection founder Jonathan McManus and James Beard-nominated Chris Kajioka, bring their award-winning style of “culinary casual dining” to the iconic Hau Tree restaurant. Collaborating with executive chef and local legend Alan Takasaki (Le Bistro) a new dinner menu based around sharing plates and conversational dining in a redesigned open-air space debuts, along with an all-day rosé weekend beach brunch.

“All of us at Private Label Collection are thrilled to craft a new era for the Kaimana Beach Hotel,” said Jonathan McManus, Founder, Private Label Collection. “As we look to the future of Hawaii, it’s more important than ever to offer independent, free-thinking experiences for guests to connect to our world-class sense of place.”

Island Inspired Design

Henderson Design Group was tapped to completely re-envision the lobby, Hau Tree, sunset bar, private dining room and five top floor suites with spacious outdoor balconies. The interiors expertly meld a vintage, lived in look with a crisp, beach house vibe that invites one to sit, relax and enjoy a multitude of views. From the moment guests enter the rotunda, eyes are immediately drawn through the lobby which features an eclectic mix of new and upcycled furniture and textiles, straight to the lanai of Hau Tree and the fluorescent blues of Kaimana Beach’s waters. Teak woods and oversized woven basket lighting warm the space and vertical lines throughout contribute to the open-air feeling. Artful interpretations of Hawaii’s history shine through in eclectic arrangements of vintage and new art on gallery style walls throughout the lively lobby – the social hub of the hotel – creating fun conversation points for couples and groups of friends to share over drinks amongst boho-style seating spaces.

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