|Rooms located on the at the corner of Ala Moana Blvd & Hobron.|
|Landscaping along Hobron Lane.|
It does worth mentioning again that hotels mean different things to everyone. Because of the competitive hospitality industry especially in Waikiki, the Edition is targeting a niche in the luxury hotel market and this reflected in the room rates.
|Looking onto the intersection of Hobron and Ala Moana Blvd. The|
Waikiki Edition is located at right and self parking structure on
the left where a Red Lobster is located on the ground floor.
|The pedestrian bridge connecting the self-parking (which is NOT|
operated by the Waikiki Edition) to the hotel.
A plus is the hotel is located closer to Ala Moana Shopping Center and Ala Moana Beach park than the majority of hotels in Waikiki. Also at most boutique properties the service tends to be more personal and immediate than at larger hotels but I'm sure there are many who would beg to differ.
|The hotel viewed from the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.|
|View from the pedestrian bridge of the marina and Morimoto Waikiki (left) |
located on the second level of the hotel. Above Morimoto is one of the hotel's
spaces for special events or parties.
Like all hotels in Waikiki, the price structure of rooms is based on their location (high floor, low floor, ocean view, city view) and these are considerations when booking.
My experience is it will be worth while to stay at The Waikiki Edition if ever I'm in the mood for future local stays. But my booking will rest largely with finding a good "kamaaina rate" in addition to the hotel still being a Marriott property for which I can earn loyalty points in their rewards program.
To close this series in review of The Waikiki Edition this post includes more exterior shots of the property.
This post is one in a series in review of the Waikiki Edition. Click HERE to view the entire series of posts.
|(Above & below) The landscaped walkway along Hobron |
leading to the lobby entrance.
|(Above & below) More view of the pedestrian bridge crossing over|
|The lobby entrance to the hotel.|