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WELCOME TO THE MODERN HONOLULU, BOTH THE CITY AND THE HOTEL

In the center of the Pacific Ocean, one destination stands out, captivating travelers at the intersection of east and west. Hawaii. But not just Hawaii. Honolulu. Here, on the island of Oahu, this urban destination has begun to re-shape the ideology of Hawaiian paradise.

Long envied for its sunsets, luaus and ukuleles, Hawaii is still all of this — and so much more — especially in the heart of Honolulu, where a cultural renaissance is luring global travelers.

Welcome to Hawaii. Next.the modern Honolulu, a city driving Hawaii’s emergence of today’s leaders and tomorrow’s influencers. Enter THE MODERN HONOLULU, a Waikiki hotel that embodies this new paradise. Here, power suits don’t require ties. Swaying palms take on new meaning at the hotel’s ADDICTION nightclub. And the hotel's live music scene is unlike anything else on the island.

At THE MODERN HONOLULU, enjoy the Pacific Ocean’s sweeping vistas that front the cosmopolitan hotel’s guest rooms and luxury suites. One of the most luxurious hotels on Waikiki Beach, THE MODERN HONOLULU offers intimate pools, gourmet pleasures, modern music and vibrant nightlife. You can expect this hotel to always be looking for what’s next. The next generation of Honolulu chefs. The next emerging musician. Your next excursion. And with this expectation, an unexpected Honolulu experience will emerge.

Moreover, THE MODERN HONOLULU serves as a gateway to Honolulu’s top attractions. Connected by the Holomoana Walkway, this oceanfront hotel is the first stop along the Waikiki Beach district, putting the hotel steps away from one of America’s top-rated beaches, Kahanamoku Beach, and Oahu’s beloved Waikiki Beach. As the gateway to Waikiki, THE MODERN HONOLULU is also the closest hotel to Honolulu’s lively downtown scene, brimming with shopping at Ala Moana Center, dining in Honolulu’s Chinatown and exploring Kaka 'ako's evolving scene. Honolulu literally surrounds the hotel with everything it has to offer — shopping, beaches and nature — making this the place to be seen.


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VIDEO / POET STERLING HIGA ON THE MODERN HONOLULU

Having competed as a spoken word poet for more than a decade, Sterling Higa knows his way around a rhyme. As a competitive debater, poet and educator, Higa—despite his youthful looks—has competed at the collegiate and adult levels, while also teaching kids across Oahu. He was selected in the Spring of 2014 to represent the State of Hawaii in the national Slam Poetry “Grand Slam” competition in Oakland, Calif.

Prior to his departure east, where he’ll gain a master’s degree in education at prestigious Harvard, THE MODERN HONOLULU commissioned Higa to write a poem that focuses on the nature of life in the most urban climate within The Pacific. A literal melting pot of cultures, food, mixology, art, nightlife and hospitality, Hawaii’s capital is brimming with raw, edgy talent that is impossible for most brochures or travel ads to capture. We asked Higa to spin his wheels and put to paper the contrasts that make Honolulu so alluring for travelers.


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