Edition Hotels to Debut in Waikiki, Istanbul

Edition Hotels, the new lifestyle brand collaboration between Ian Schrager and Marriott, has officially confirmed that the first two properties will be in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, and Istanbul, Turkey, respectively. The 353-room Waikiki Edition, slated to open in October, will offer a restaurant by the chef Morimoto; the Crazybox nightclub; Private Sunset Beach, a lagoon with sand imported from the neighboring islands; three bars; a full-service spa; a large ballroom, and an outdoor movie theater. The 77-room Istanbul Edition, opening late this year, will have a Cipriani Restaurant, a lobby bar with a private garden terrace, a 20,000-square-foot spa by ESPA, a 2,400-square-foot penthouse and a penthouse-level ballroom. Properties also are planned for Mexico City, Barcelona and Bangkok.