by Lisa A. Grimaldi | November 09, 2018
The 288-room Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, a boutique sister hotel to the neighboring Halekulani resort, will open in Oahu in fall 2019. The property, the former Waikiki Parc Hotel, is currently undergoing a $60 million renovation.
When completed, the Halepuna will offer an eighth-floor pool deck and bar, a fitness center and a hospitality lounge. The new lobby will feature custom light fixtures, vaulted ceilings and artwork in partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art. A new full-service restaurant will be adjacent to the lobby, complete with an open-air kitchen, an outdoor terrace surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and a separate chocolate kitchen.
  
"We are delighted to add this new and unique brand and hospitality experience to our evolving Halekulani portfolio," said Peter Shaindlin, Halekulani Corp.'s COO.
 
"Halepuna, which translates to 'house of welcoming waters,' is inspired by the legacy of our famed Halekulani," said Halepuna Waikiki general manager Julie Arigo. "Our goal is to offer a refined retreat in the heart of Waikiki where Hawaiian traditions, warm, engaging service and fine design enrich every guest room, dining experience and amenity."