Hilton has opened the Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts, in Honolulu. The property is owned by Irongate and managed by LXR Hotels & Resorts.
The property—formerly the Trump International Hotel, Waikiki—is close to Waikīkī Beach and neighboring restaurants, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. The 38-story hotel has residential-style guestrooms and suites; a wellness facility; a 24-hour fitness center; an infinity pool with a sun deck; five indoor and outdoor event spaces; two restaurants; and a 24-hour business center and library.
“We’re thrilled to expand our portfolio in this fabulous and vibrant destination with the debut of Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach. Hawaii has played an important role in Hilton’s history ever since Conrad Hilton purchased one of our most renowned hotels, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, more than 60 years ago,” Danny Hughes, president, Americas, Hilton, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to build upon Conrad’s vision with our first LXR Hotels & Resorts in the state, and we look forward to offering our guests another incredible location to experience the best of Honolulu and Hawaiian culture.”
“The debut of LXR Hotels & Resorts in Waikīkī Beach underscores our commitment to delivering world-class hospitality in the most coveted destinations. As the inaugural property in Hawaii for LXR Hotels & Resorts, Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach embodies the sophisticated and one-of-a-kind essence of our brand,” said Feisal Jaffer, global head, LXR Hotels & Resorts. “From the resort’s commitment to the local community and immersive cultural offerings for guests, to the property’s prime location in one of the most sought-after locations in the world, Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach represents the spirit of LXR Hotels & Resorts. We look forward to offering our guests a bespoke stay paired with exceptional service from check-in to check-out.”
Next year, the property will begin an interior architecture and design renovation led by the Bryan O’Sullivan Studio ahead of the building’s 15th anniversary.
Scheduled to begin in early 2025 and planned in phases over several months, the renovation will update guestrooms and suites, lobbies, pool areas, spa, fitness center, landscaping and interiors. In addition, the property’s restaurants will be reconceptualized, and the restaurant on the ground floor will be overseen by a new restaurateur and chef.