LXR Hotels & Resorts debuts in Hawaii

Hilton has opened Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts, marking the luxury brand’s debut in the state.

The 462-room hotel, owned by Irongate and managed by LXR Hotels & Resorts, is situated above Fort DeRussy Park with views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head. It spans 38 stories and features residential-style guestrooms and suites; a wellness facility; a 24-hour fitness center; an infinity pool with sun deck; five indoor and outdoor venues and event spaces; two signature restaurants offering contemporary cuisine in addition to in-room dining and in-suite chef services; a variety of beach services and amenities; and a 24-hour business center and library. Next year, the property will embark on an interior architecture and design renovation led by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio.

“We’re thrilled to expand our portfolio in this fabulous and vibrant destination with the debut of Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach,” said Danny Hughes, president, Americas, Hilton. “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. 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.”

Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach derives its inspiration from its name, symbolizing a profound sense of contentment. This moniker encapsulates the earnest desire that, upon arriving at Ka La’i Waikīkī Beach, guests will immerse themselves in a culture of belonging, nurtured by the genuine kindness and aloha spirit of the hotel’s ‘ohana, according to the company.

“The debut of LXR Hotels & Resorts in Waikīkī Beach underscores our commitment to delivering world-class hospitality in the most coveted destinations,” said Feisal Jaffer, global head, LXR Hotels & Resorts. “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. 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 checkout.”

The hotel is set for a comprehensive interior architecture and design renovation ahead of the building’s 15th anniversary. Scheduled to begin in early 2025 and planned in phases over several months, the renovation will encompass upgrades to guestrooms and suites, public areas, including lobbies, pool areas, spa, fitness center, landscaping and interiors. In addition, the property’s signature restaurants will be reconceptualized, and the destination restaurant on the ground floor will soon be home to an “internationally acclaimed” restaurateur and chef, according to Hilton.