DESIGN360unlimited redesigns former Waikiki Trade Center

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach boasts contemporary Hawaiian design.

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is scheduled to open this December in the former Waikiki Trade Center. Located along Waikiki’s Kuhio corridor, the property—designed by DESIGN360unlimited—will have a beach-inspired aesthetic in its 230 guestrooms and suites.

The lobby has a six-foot-tall custom green sculpture resembling circular drift wood with local vegetation adorning the piece. This is set against an accent wall resembling rough lava. The property’s corridors have clean and simple lines and soft blue ombré wallcoverings to evoke the sky and sea.

Similarly, the color scheme of the guestrooms will focus on blue and green to further bring the ocean and sky indoors. There will be floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Waikiki.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

The hotel’s eighth floor will have the main lobby, pool deck, restaurant and bar. The outdoor area will incorporate green walls and bamboo trees.

The hotel will also have organic art reminiscent of sea creatures and tropical wood and teak utilized in furniture pieces.

Suggested Articles

This roundup features details on 15 new properties operating in the United States.

The Last Hotel opened last year following a $54 million, 18-month restoration and renovation of the city’s International Shoe Company building.

The El Paso hotel’s "Pueblo Deco" design is a hybrid of Art Deco and the naturalistic, Native American adobe architectural styles.