Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii will end its management contract of the W Honolulu Diamond Head effective January 9, 2009. Starwood notified Anekona W, LLC, owner of the Waikiki hotel, last week.
Starwood has operated the hotel since 1999 under its W Hotels flag, a luxury boutique brand catering to business travelers. Anekona purchased the W Honolulu Diamond Head hotel from Colony Capital in 2004.
Starwood will continue to manage the W Honolulu Diamond Head until the termination date. On January 9, management of the hotel will transfer from Starwood to Anekona or a new operator. The hotel will no longer be named the W Honolulu Diamond Head.