Top Boutique Hotel on Oahu

Guides Choice - 2016

The Modern Honolulu offers a new standard for luxury hotels- they deftly combine sexy and sophistication in everything they do.  Every element is original, authentic, or custom-designed to enhance your experience as a guest.  The vibe of The Modern Honolulu is contemporary, sleek, and sophisticated and permeates your every experience; from the gastronomical delights at their on-site dining at Morimoto Waikiki, vibrant nightlife at The Study and Addiction, intimate pool settings, exhilarating spa treatments at Lather Spa and all that Oahu has to offer.

Located at the gateway of Waikiki- not stuck in the middle of the craziness of Waikiki, but still close enough to enjoy all that it has to offer.  If you are interested in world-renowned restaurants, shopping, and shows, it’s all located within walking distance.  This hotel is only seconds away from the best snorkeling, surfing, and other fun water activities at the famous Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Shopping Center- the world’s largest open air shopping center and home to many upscale shops like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Apple.  The Modern Honolulu, the closest luxury hotel to the Honolulu International Airport, is only 15 minutes by car or by calling their exclusive taxi partner, Pony Taxi to assist you.   

Grab a lounge chair at the Sunset Pool

Grab a lounge chair at the Sunset Pool

Award-Winning Design

The Modern Honolulu is managed by Modern Management and independently owned by a private group of investors.  The design for this hotel was conceived by luxury design architects, George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.  Their work on the hotel was recognized at the 2011 EnRoute Hotel Design Awards for Best Overall Interior Design and Best Lobby for 150+ rooms. The duo was also inducted in the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame, which recognized The Modern Honolulu in its 2011 Best of the Year Issue.  The landscape design which transformed The Modern Honolulu into a private oasis amid a cosmopolitan destination was the work of landscape designer Deborah Nevins, of SoHo-based Deborah Nevins & Associates.  Their design work has created the “talk of the town” and has generated a huge buzz online for the amenities and design of the Sunrise Pool.  The hotel offers daybed at their Sunrise and Sunset pools, which provide each guest a comfortable and relaxing private experience.   

The Study- the sexiest library you will ever go to.

The Study- the sexiest library you will ever go to.

Waikiki's Hottest Nightspots 

The Modern Honolulu

You don’t have to go very far to find the best nightlife in Waikiki- teeming with locals, celebrities, and hotel guests having the best time at the hottest nightspots in town. Simply hop on the elevator, turn a corner, and you are right there. First, you will find their lobby bar, The Study- one of the hottest bars in town.  After the day winds down, their lobby bookshelf opens up to the chic, hip lounge that offers live music each night.  And just when you thought the transforming bookshelf was one of the most innovative concepts at this hotel, wait until you step foot into Addiction, The Modern Honolulu’s NYC Club-inspired nightclub.  This cave-like minimalist design includes a suspended light sculpture featuring over 40,000 reclaimed, antique light bulbs and silver leather banquettes specially designed by the Yabu Pushelberg team.  Addiction has the best lighting and sound system on the island of Oahu.  These systems were crafted by concert tour specialists Clair Brothers, who are known for many things such things as Michael Jackson’s final concert in London.   Check out for yourself why the The Modern Honolulu has the hottest nightspots on Waikiki: WATCH VIDEO

Addiction- the hottest nightclub on Waikiki

Addiction- the hottest nightclub on Waikiki

Morimoto Waikiki - world-renowned Iron Chef and Executive Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto Waikiki - world-renowned Iron Chef and Executive Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto Waikiki

One of Oahu's Best Restaurants

Again, you do not have to leave The Modern Honolulu to find the best food on the island, as the hotel's first floor hosts one of the best restaurants on Oahu.  Morimoto Waikiki is where world-renowned Iron Chef and Executive Chef Masaharu Morimoto can delight your palate.   Chef Morimoto enhances his culinary signature by using island grown ingredients that seamlessly integrate both Japanese and Western ingredients.   Morimoto Waikiki highlights the best seafood from Hawaiian and Japanese waters as well as seasonal raw selections, fruits, and vegetables.   Signatures include the Carpaccio of Wagyu, whitefish, or live octopus accompanied by hot oil ginger and yuzu soy, and Ishi Yaki Buri Bop (which your server prepares before you- searing yellowtail on the sides of a hot stone bowl heaped with rice).  To finish, the salty-sweet Chocolate Peanut Bombe marries milk chocolate cremeux and peanut dragee with salted peanut ice cream. 

German-born, West Hollywood-based designer Thomas Shoos carved a unique niche with his surroundings for Morimoto Waikiki- the hottest restaurant opening in Honolulu in recent memory.  He combined traditional Japanese elements with the spirit of the Hawaiian Islands using hardwood floors that extend from the inside to the exterior deck spaces, which feature views of the sun setting over the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.   Natural wood tables on Lucite bases, floor-to-ceiling glass, coral light fixtures, a pale color palette, and screen of thin sheers around the restaurant contribute to a fluid sense of light and space.   There is a private, personal sanctuary for VIPs, deep sofas, open fire pits, and driftwood coffee tables that create a unique balance of island living, sophisticated dining, and nightlife relaxation.  

Indulge & Relax at LATHER Spa at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Indulge & Relax at LATHER Spa at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Lather Spa at The Modern Honolulu

Waikiki Signature Spa Treatments 

Pamper yourself at Lather Spa, the hotel's on-site spa.  The ambience of the spa with its white palette calms you and the notes of beautiful fragrances soothe your mind and soul.   With the team of skilled therapists, you will be refreshed and relaxed to enjoy the rest of your vacation on Waikiki.   They cater to all types of guests, including brides, couples and group of friends looking for a day of pampering.   Learn more about their spa packages.

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Rooms at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Rooms at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Room Types

  • Ocean View King with Terrace
  • Partial Ocean View King with Terrace
  • Deluxe Double Rooms
  • City View Rooms
  • City Scape Rooms
  • ADA - Accessible Rooms

 

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All rooms include:

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  • Original, custom-designed furniture with custom fabrics
  • Custom teak sliding window screen(s)
  • Custom light fixtures suitable for working and entertaining
  • Bathroom(s) with oversized, glass-enclosed shower (tub rooms available as well) and seamlessly integrated Terrazzo counters
  • Teak louvers in bathroom allowing natural light
  • 46” LCD TV with full cable access
  • DVD library (available upon request)
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access (throughout the resort)
  • Data-port connections for modem/fax hook-ups
  • In-room safe
  • Keurig coffeemaker and hot tea kettle (available upon request)
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • 24-hour room service (many dishes created using locally-grown ingredients)
  • Slippers and robes in every room

Suites at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Suite Types

  • Ocean View Suites
  • Ocean Front Suites
  • Studio Suite with Terrace
  • ADA- Accessible Suites

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Suites at THE MODERN HONOLULU

All suites include:

  • Original, custom-designed furniture with custom fabrics
  • Custom teak sliding window screen(s)
  • Custom light fixtures suitable for working and entertaining
  • Bathroom(s) with oversized, glass-enclosed shower (tub rooms available as well) and seamlessly integrated Terrazzo counters
  • Teak louvers in bathroom allowing natural light
  • 46” LCD TV with full cable access
  • DVD library (available upon request)
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access (throughout the resort)
  • Data-port connections for modem/fax hook-ups
  • In-room safe
  • Keurig coffeemaker and hot tea kettle (available upon request)
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • 24-hour room service (many dishes created using locally-grown ingredients)
  • Slippers and robes in every room
Penthouse at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Penthouse at THE MODERN HONOLULU

Penthouse

  • 1,400 square feet of luxury
  • 1,500 square foot landscaped terrace
  • Panoramic views of the harbor and the Pacific
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Original, custom-designed furniture with custom fabrics
  • Custom teak sliding window screens
  • 55” LCD TV screens
  • DVD library(Available upon request)
  • 24-hour room service(Many dishes created using organic, locally-grown ingredients)
  • Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access
  • Data-port connections for modem/fax hook-ups
  • In-room safe
  • Keurig coffeemaker
  • Slippers and robes in every room

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