by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 25, 2018
The new 38-story, 245-room Diamond Head Tower has debuted at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, joining the 307-residence 'Ewa Tower. Guerin Glass Architects designed both 38-story towers with front exteriors that reflect the ocean, sky and wind, and back exteriors that reflect the mountains and Honolulu's urban metropolis. A three-dimensional, modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) design covers the first three floors of each tower.
The new tower has 10 meeting spaces, which include a boardroom, a movie theatre and the 22,000-square-foot Lau'ula Park, which can host a reception for up to 800 guests. Other offerings are an expanded spa with four treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge, and a 2,900-square-foot infinity pool with private cabanas. 
"Today marks a momentous occasion for our resort as we welcome the modern global traveler to discover a new and distinctive resort experience in Waikīkī," said Douglas Chang, general manager of the property. "The completion of the resort would not have been possible without our more than 200 ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, who continue to set new hospitality benchmarks in the islands and redefine luxury service standards today."