We've been working on a design for this site in Honolulu for months, so we're pleased that it's finally public. The project application has been accepted by the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting and it is well along in the entitlement process. The hotel operator is expected to be announced within a few weeks.
From our project narrative:
Mana’olana Place | Luxury Hotel and Residences will be an instrumental catalyst in the continued revitalization of the Ala Moana Neighborhood. The tower will include ground level retail spaces, a 125-room five-star luxury hotel and approximately 109 branded condominiums culminating in a signature restaurant and bar 400 feet above the adjacent street level.
The Mana’olana Place tower is envisioned as a modern, vertical interpretation of an indoor-outdoor sense of place and connection to the landscape embodied in the concept of lanai. Our vision for its character began with the warm and soft tones of a wooden building softened with landscape from ground to the uppermost levels. Terraces and balconies provide deeply shaded areas and views from these lanai frame views and create pleasant contrast and variety. Design details will reflect a modern interpretation of a tropical environment mixed with subtle Asian influences. And at every step, gardens are woven into nearly every front-of-house experience.
When complete, the 36 story tower will represent the first implemented project in the newly adopted Ala Moana Transit-Oriented District. With a floor area ratio of 10:1 in anticipation of the planned light rail-serviced neighborhood already anchored with the Hawaii Convention Center immediately across the street and the largest mall in the state —Ala Moana Center—located within a five minute walk, Mana’olana Place will catalyze an already diverse and active Honolulu neighborhood and will become a unique and recognizable interpretation of the tropical high-rise typology.
More information about the project is available at its page. This is only one of several projects we're working on in Hawaii, so keep an eye out for more to come!