July 20, 2016
The 839-room Pacific Beach Hotel in Honolulu's Waikiki Beach will undergo a $115 million redevelopment and transformation. When complete, the property will be renamed the Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach.
Scheduled for completion in fall 2017, the project will redesign the hotel's façade, accommodations and public areas. Highlights will include:

• A makeover of the guest rooms and suites to incorporate natural materials and touches of native Hawaiian culture;

• a renovation of the lobby, which will be updated with new guest services and concierge areas, a lobby bar, a business and education center and a new group arrival lounge;

• the addition of a destination pool deck, which will feature a new saltwater infinity pool, a pool bar, exclusive cabanas and a new shallow-water pool for kids;

• an extensive upgrade to the hotel's oceanarium, with new coral reef formations and new educational programming; and

• new dining options, including two concepts from celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto.

"We are thrilled to be working on the redevelopment of the Pacific Beach Hotel," said Shawn Sullivan, partner at the Rockwell Group, which is leading the project's design efforts. "Influenced by Kuhio beach, we are blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor to connect guests to the ocean. The Morimoto restaurants and pool deck will have stunning views of the water, while neutral hues and organic forms will transform the lobby, retail areas and guest rooms into warm, welcoming spaces."

"Our team is delighted with the opportunity to welcome guests to an all-new experience next year," said general manager Rob Robinson. "We're committed to honoring our unique history and the Hawaiian culture in a thoughtful and authentic way, which will serve as the foundation for everything that we do, from our cultural programming to our elevated levels of service."