The Vibe: Neon.
The Area: A 5-minute walk from Waikiki beach.
The DNA: Originally built as housing for flight attendants on long-haul layovers, the hotel’s new look, complete with red corridors and topographic corrugated plastic maps of Hawaii over the beds, was informed by the state’s rampant foliage and wildlife, all seen through a saturated lens. In the lobby, white shutters diverge from electric yellow, magenta, and deep blue furnishings. A blue-to-pink ombré wall outside and a neon rendition of the word “Aloha” at reception greet guests. And along with vivid tropical murals from artist DJ Neff found in a staircase and poolside, a bespoke art installation by Canadian studio Moss & Lam. 400 overlapping white cut-styrene leaves cascade 22 feet down five walls in the inside-outside lobby, and only partially connected, they still move in the breeze and at night, they’re all lit with colorful LEDs and the jungle walls become washed in color.
Suite-Me-Up: The same bold, colorful walls done up in shades of red, yellow, and blue extend to the guest rooms and junior suites.
Seen: Hospitality Design
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 135 rooms (20-43m2) (220-465 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2018 • interior design: BHDM • parking possible on-site (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk