ESPACIO | Honolulu

district: Waikiki

Honolulu’s $5,000-a-night, game changing hotel: 9 floors, 9 suites. Espacio, the luxury resort set to open in Honolulu’s popular Waikiki area September 7, is trying out a new concept in Honolulu: a single hotel with nine stories and just one suite per floor. It costs a pricey $5,000 a night for the three-bedroom suites that offer the privacy of not sharing a wall with other guests.

“There’s really nothing like Espacio. Believe me, we’ve looked,” said Theresa Van Greunen, a spokeswoman for Aqua-Aston Hospitality, which manages the resort as well as other hotels in Hawaii.

Jacuzzis on balconies and indoor dry saunas as well as a private entrance for guests are some of the perks at the upscale hotel at Kalakaua Avenue. Suites measure 2,250 square feet (200m2) with 3.5 bathrooms. Decor is defined by globally inspired furnishings, such as handmade carpets from China and ornate metalwork from Morocco.

✅ free Wi-Fi • 9 suites (200m2) (2,250 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 ✅ free parking possible nearby • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk

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