A first taste: Ocean-facing Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Here it is: Waikiki’s newest luxury resort and Oahu’s first Ritz-Carlton Residences branded property.

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences are the latest addition to the Waikiki skyline, featuring the ultimate in residential resort-style experiences with expansive ocean views from every residence. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach brings more elegance to Kuhio Avenue.

We have discovered a vast array of distinctive experiences. Amenities include the highest infinity pool in Waikiki on the eighth floor with private cabanas, and a premier fitness center designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. The Spa will open in mid-September offering customized treatments that incorporate cultures and traditions from different countries around the world.

Construction of The Residences started in Summer 2013. Architect Guerin Glass, inspired by Hawaii’s natural elements, designed the 38-story tower using a mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) vision that is seen in the resort’s exterior through artful details and inspired craftsmanship. The exterior front reflects the ocean, sky and wind and the exterior back reflects 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 the tower.

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Interior design firm Jon Brent Design’s contemporary island-deco inspiration is seen throughout the resort’s common areas and 307 stylishly-appointed studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residential accommodations and penthouses. All residences face the ocean, providing guests with an unparalleled view of the Pacific, and include kitchens with premium appliances along with in-residence washers and dryers.

In mid-September, guests can also look forward to Dean & DeLuca, one of the world’s most beloved and iconic gourmet markets with more than 25 locations around the globe, debuting its first Hawaii location at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach. The acclaimed Sushi Sho is also opening its first location outside of Japan at the resort in mid-September, led by Keiji Nakazawa, Tokyo’s most influential sushi chef, famed for his mastery of the techniques of the ancient Edo sushi masters.

2luxury2 verdict: Ritz-Carlton will provide discerning travelers with another reason to choose Waikiki as their preferred destination.

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