Ka La’i Waikiki Beach

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Program: Hospitality
Size: 750,000 SF
Status: Completed, 2009
Interiors: Brian O’Sullivan Studio

The Wakea Waikiki Beach is uniquely positioned to offer expansive views in all directions and is adjacent to world-class beaches, shopping, dining, Fort DeRussy Park, and signature hotels. To the west, the project has unlimited views of the Pacific Ocean, sunsets, and the distant Waianae Mountain Range. To the east, Diamond Head Crater, Waikiki Beaches, Ko`olau Mountains, ocean, and shoreline beyond, may be seen across the skyline of Waikiki. Envisioned as a keystone project to revitalize Waikiki’s commercial district, this hotel uses an array of design strategies to evoke and respond to the site’s cultural and physical setting.