Hyatt Centric set to open on Haiwaii in winter 2016-2017
The first Hyatt Centric hotel is planned on Hawaii – at Waikīkī Beach in the former Waikīkī Trade Center. The new hotel is slated to open this winter and will offer modern accommodations including 230 upscale, oversized rooms and suites with state-of-the-art amenities, spa-like bathrooms, and signature services.
Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach will be the first Hyatt Centric hotel in Hawai’i and will place guests in the center of the action allowing easy options for exploration. The new destination hotel will feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering magnificent views of Waikīkī, as well as on-site amenities including an outdoor pool and entertainment deck, upscale bar and restaurant, and 24/7 fitness facility. Upgrades are also being made to the 4-story, 400-stall parking garage, and to the public space immediately surrounding the property.
The addition of a new, 34,000-square-foot, two-level Nordstrom Rack to the redeveloped Waikīkī Trade Center was announced last year and will open in the fall of 2016. Several other retailers will also open at the street level in newly-renovated spaces, including Starbucks, Jamba Juice and American Savings Bank.
The Hyatt Centric brand was introduced in 2015 as a new, full-service lifestyle brand within the Hyatt family. Hyatt Centric hotels were created for the millennial-minded traveler who wants to be in the heart of the destination and allows for easy exploration and discovery. From the artwork and furniture, to the food and beverages – each element of the hotel allows guests to more deeply experience the destination.
The idea to repurpose the Waikīkī Trade Center – which was previously an almost-empty office building with a few night clubs – into an upscale hotel destination was driven by the need to provide more much-needed hotel rooms in Waikīkī, which has seen the loss of more than 5,000 hotel rooms since 2000.
A valuable land asset of Queen Emma Land Company, the redeveloped Waikīkī Trade Center will directly support The Queen’s Medical Center, the state’s largest private, nonprofit hospital.