The Modern Honolulu: Waikiki's Newest Addition

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The Details

The Modern Honolulu
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: 866-970-4161
Fax: 808-943-5820


The Modern Honolulu is a stunning new Urban Resort set in its own private oasis close to world famous Waikiki Beach.  Luxe, yet simple and contemporary, The Modern Honolulu is a game-changer for the lifestyle hotel experience combining for the very first time not only great design and true innovation, but also great, personal, friendly, modern service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings…“all under one roof”.

The vision and originality of this lifestyle hotel delivers in a delicate balancing act, the best of both worlds: polish with personality, perfectionism with individualism and comfort with charisma and charm. The Modern Honolulu offers a restaurant by world-renowned Chef Masaharu Morimoto;  a unique Sunrise Pool with lushly landscaped gardens by Deborah Nevins; an exclusive Sunset Pool surrounded by imported sand from the neighboring Hawaiian Islands; an intimate Lobby Bar hidden behind a secret passage; a Bar at the Sunrise Pool and a Bar at the Sunset Pool, both under the sun and stars with spectacular views of the harbor and Pacific Ocean.

Other features include the largest luxury Ballroom on Oahu for weddings and special events; a retail shop, full service spa and much more. 


The Modern Honolulu boasts a convenient location at the gateway to Waikiki Beach just two minutes from world-class shopping at the Ala Moana Shopping Center and within walking distance of the silky, white sands of Waikiki Beach and the celebrated shopping area of Kalakaua Avenue.  


From the moment you approach the double height teak shutters of The Modern Honolulu, you realize that you are stepping into a private world with its own separate, intense reality full of energy and excitement. 

A dramatic, wall-to-wall surfboard installation by artist and internationally famed former professional surfer Herbie Fletcher is made from over 100 collected, broken surfboards from the sport’s best Pipeline surfers: Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Nathan Fletcher, Bruce Irons and Christian Fletcher. It hangs effortlessly above the one-of-a-kind, custom designed reception desk made from sculpted plywood which has been transformed into a natural, organic shape and finished using the techniques and traditions of local Hawaiian surfboard making.

A large, rotating bookcase divides the lobby space so it can be closed off to separate and define the Lobby Bar, which is hidden behind this secret passage as if tucked away in a castle. 


Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients, effectively creating his own unique cuisine – one defined by innovation and inspiration. 

Morimoto Waikiki is the ultimate culinary experience for discriminating guests.  A stylish dining environment, the restaurant offers a contemporary Japanese menu, infusing traditional dishes with Western ingredients and preparation. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this exceptional restaurant offers something for every taste.


Climbing the lobby’s dramatic stairway to the heart of the hotel brings guests to The Modern Honolulu’s intensely vibrant and exotic inner sanctum. Here, two unique pools, each with its own bar; tropical gardens; and Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurant offer a variety of different experiences for you to enjoy, day and night, at this perfect retreat and private outdoor playground.

The Sunrise Pool, located at the center of this extraordinary space, reflects the changing deep hues of the Pacific Ocean and features shallow lounging areas with chaises that appear to be floating on the water. 


Enjoy a refreshing escape from reality at a calming spa in Waikiki. Located close to the Sunrise Pool, the Spa at The Modern Honolulu offers a full range of services in four relaxing treatment rooms, four manicure/pedicure stations and a full range of spa services, including pampering packages. Spa guests have access to locker rooms with soothing showers and complimentary bath amenities, beautiful stone sinks and a natural palate with neutral surroundings for ultimate peace.  Relish in a lavish yet healing Waikiki spa resort experience at The Modern.

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