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The term "raising the bar" will take on new meaning when a lofty lounge and tapas bar opens in Spring 2014 on the corner of Kalakaua and Seaside Aves. in Waikiki.
Named Skybar Waikiki, Hawaii’s highest lounge is located on the 19th floor of the Waikiki Business Plaza and boasts a signature wrap-around outdoor lanai (patio) that lets guests feel like they're sitting at the edge of a cloud.
With an overall floor plan measuring 9,000 square feet, Skybar offers two full bars -- one inside, the other outdoors. It has been designed to accommodate all types of guests occasions, from beachgoers to the hip nightlife crew.
The 3,000-square-foot lanai is bordered by seamless glass railings that allow for unobstructed views of Diamond Head crater and the ocean. The bar was crafted with aqua-colored tempered glass and its coral-inspired countertops pay homage to Waikiki’s beaches below.
A separate, intimate lounge bridges the indoors and outdoors with two rows of cushy sofas and tables facing each other for easy conversation. The room features lighted walls from floor-to-ceiling that are choreographed to illuminate to the music. An oversized window facing the lanai frames the room with sky and stars.
Skybar Waikiki promises to feature one of the most technologically-advanced entertainment systems in Hawaii, equipped with a regionalized sound system and a 30-foot wide HD video wall.
Initial construction will begin this summer. Food and beverage menus are in development. Skybar Waikiki will be open daily from the early evening to late-night.