The new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is located in a former high-rise office building. // © 2016 Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Feature image (above): Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach guestrooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows. // © 2016 Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Centric is heading to Hawaii for the first time, with a new 230-room hotel slated to open in Waikiki this winter.
The property, Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, will occupy the former Waikiki Trade Center, a high-rise building previously used as office space.
The new hotel promises large rooms and suites with state-of-the-art amenities, spa-like bathrooms and signature services. On-site amenities will include an outdoor pool with private cabanas and an entertainment deck. Guests can take advantage of the lobby bar, tapas-style restaurant, round-the-clock fitness facility and meeting and event space.
High-profile retailers such as Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks and Jamba Juice will be moving into the redeveloped building, as well.
The hotel has an enviable location near the recently renovated International Market Place, a shopping and dining mecca appealing to a broad range of visitors.
According to Charles Young, general manager for Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, the forthcoming hotel will give travel agents an all-new Waikiki product to sell. Key markets for the property — which he calls “a luxury lifestyle boutique hotel” — include leisure and business travelers as well as Hyatt loyalists.
“Travel agents should stay tuned and keep closely connected to the hotel, as we may be offering additional commission over and above the standard during shoulder or value-need periods,” Young said.