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LXR Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Hawaii with Opening of Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach

Ka La'i Waikiki Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts - Signature Exterior Photo
Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach marks Hilton luxury brand’s first property in Oahu, redefining luxury hospitality in the heart of Waikīkī Beach

WAIKĪKĪ, Hi. and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT), a global leader in hospitality, announces the opening of Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts. Nestled in the lively center of Waikīkī, Honolulu, the 462-room hotel launches a new chapter for the prestigious brand with world-class amenities, immersive destination-driven programming, and personalized service. Establishing a presence in Hawaii, LXR Hotels & Resorts welcomes Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach to its exclusive collection in some of the most sought-after global destinations from Kyoto, Japan to Seychelles, Africa that celebrate the timeless pursuit of adventure through a new taste of luxury defined by bespoke service and curated local experiences. Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach is owned by Irongate and managed by LXR Hotels & Resorts.

Unparalleled Hospitality in Premier Destination

Situated above Fort DeRussy Park with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head, Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach is just steps from Waikīkī Beach and surrounded by world-class restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach spans 38 stories and features impeccable residential-style guest rooms and suites; a state-of-the-art wellness facility; a 24-hour fitness center; an infinity pool with an expansive sun deck; five indoor and outdoor venues and event spaces; two signature restaurants offering contemporary cuisine in addition to in-room dining and in-suite chef services; a variety of beach services and amenities; and a 24-hour business center and library. Next year, the property will embark on an interior architecture and design renovation led by the award-winning Bryan O’Sullivan Studio (BOS Studio).

“We’re thrilled to expand our portfolio in this fabulous and vibrant destination with the debut of Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach. Hawaii has played an important role in Hilton’s history ever since Conrad Hilton purchased one of our most renowned hotels, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, more than 60 years ago,” said Danny Hughes, president, Americas, Hilton. “We’re delighted to build upon Conrad’s vision with our first LXR Hotels & Resorts in the state, and we look forward to offering our guests another incredible location to experience the best of Honolulu and Hawaiian culture.”

Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach derives its inspiration from its very name, symbolizing a profound sense of contentment. This moniker encapsulates the earnest desire that, upon arriving at Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach, guests will immerse themselves in a culture of belonging, nurtured by the genuine kindness and aloha spirit of the hotel's 'ohana. 

“The debut of LXR Hotels & Resorts in Waikīkī Beach underscores our commitment to delivering world-class hospitality in the most coveted destinations. As the inaugural property in Hawaii for LXR Hotels & Resorts, Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach embodies the sophisticated and one-of-a-kind essence of our brand,” said Feisal Jaffer, global head, LXR Hotels & Resorts. “From the resort’s commitment to the local community and immersive cultural offerings for guests, to the property’s prime location in one of the most sought-after locations in the world, Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach represents the spirit of LXR Hotels & Resorts. We look forward to offering our guests a bespoke stay paired with exceptional service from check-in to check-out.”

Inspired Design by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio

Envisioned by the internationally celebrated Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach is set for a comprehensive interior architecture and design renovation ahead of the award-winning building’s 15th anniversary. 

Scheduled to begin in early 2025 and planned in phases over several months, the renovation will encompass upgrades to guest rooms and suites, public areas, including lobbies, pool areas, spa, fitness center, landscaping, and interiors. In addition, the property’s signature restaurants will be reconceptualized, and the destination restaurant on the ground floor will soon be home to an internationally acclaimed restaurateur and chef.

Ka La'i Waikiki Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts - Ground Floor Rendering
Ka La'i Waikiki Beach, LXR Hotels & Resorts - Ground Floor Rendering

Rooted in its natural surroundings, the design will seamlessly integrate elements such as stained glass laylights and traditional carving techniques resulting in a contemporary, understated yet refined setting that pays homage to the building's rich history, nature, and local materials. The ensemble is complemented by a bespoke furniture collection crafted specifically for Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach, along with updates aimed at modernizing the building systems. This transformative renovation is poised to have a profound and meaningful impact on the iconic Waikīkī property.

Ka La'i Waikīkī Beach is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi.

Ka Laʻi Waikīkī Beach is located at 223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.

Read more about LXR Hotels & Resorts at Stories.Hilton.com.

Media Contacts

Karla ViscontiHiltonkarla.visconti@hilton.com
Michelle MyersHiltonmichelle.myers@hilton.com

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


About LXR Hotels & Resorts

LXR Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning collection of independent, spirited luxury properties that celebrate the timeless pursuit of personal adventure. Found in the world's most alluring destinations, each hand-selected property boasts its own storied history and is infused with the essence of its distinctive locale, providing a luxurious hub for the discerning adventurer. LXR Hotels & Resorts is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Each property benefits from the strength of the Hilton enterprise and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience an inspiring stay at LXR Hotels & Resorts by booking at lxrhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about LXR Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/lxr and follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook.  


About Irongate

With operations in California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Mexico, Irongate is a lifestyle-driven real estate firm that reinvents what’s possible for those who have experienced it all.  With a focus on one-of-a-kind destinations, the company uses development, curation, and creativity to craft moments of awe - a feeling that stays with homeowners, guests, visitors, team members, and investors alike. For more information, visit www.irongp.com.  


About Bryan O’Sullivan Studio

Bryan O’Sullivan Studio is a full-service international interior design studio with head offices in central London and New York City. The studio works with clients globally to create contemporary, livable interiors informed by an elegant and eclectic European point of view. Projects span residential, hospitality, restaurants, bars, maritime and more. For more information, visit www.bryanosullivan.com/projects.