Not every live song must be a cover. Lobby bars can surprise with come-hither invitations. Nightclubs can bathe you in personalized service, rather than losing you in the crowd.
So it goes at THE MODERN HONOLULU. You know us for redefining the Honolulu resort experience. You know we wouldn’t stop at redefining Honolulu nightlife.
With so much ahead of you, it might be wise to start subtly. Most evenings by 6 p.m., live music adds a layer of kanikapila to the sensory experience that is THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Sunrise Pool. (Kanikapila is the Hawaiian take on the acoustic jam – the ideal soundtrack for unwinding poolside amid tropical blooms, or steps away from the pool at the Sunrise Pool bar.)
Where will you be when the sun sets on Waikiki? THE MODERN HONOLULU, natch.
At 6 p.m. each evening, a wall of books rotates to reveal a lobby bar that’s anything but a lobby bar: The Study, a den of melt-into-me seating where cocktail tables are never more than an arm’s length away and the drinks are legendary – each one named for a literary work and composed with as much thought (the 100% organic, largely local dinner and dessert menu is similarly masterful). Local, original musicians provide nightly sounds and Reverse Happy Hour (10 p.m. to 2 a.m.) promises specials on featured beers, wines and bottles. Ice Cream Sundays (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Sunday night) spin you into a trance induced by DJs and frozen indulgences.
Thursday through Saturday, ADDICTION Nightclub channels South Beach, L.A. or Vegas in a way only Waikiki can. Beyond the velvet rope, the-most-buzzed-about DJs drop in to guest-spin and celebs come through to celebrate. This is the A-list guest list among Waikiki nightlife where you can dance beneath 40,000 lights or request a VIP table to drink in the scene. (Stay overnight in one of THE MODERN HONOLULU’s sleek rooms or suites to experience ADDICTION Beachclub on Sunday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m., when our exclusive Sunset Pool brings addictive energy to Honolulu’s hottest poolside.)