Howard Hughes Corp.’s new 38-story residential tower is making its mark on Honolulu’s Auahi Street, complete with a glass-bottom pool cantilevered 75 feet in the air that freezes passersby in their tracks. Part of a 60-acre, master-planned community, Anaha at Ward Village was designed by Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Honolulu’s Benjamin Woo Architects.
Living options include studios, one- to three-bedroom tower residences, low-rise flats and split-level townhomes atop 16,000 square feet of retail space (current inventory starts at $4.8 million), with Woods Bagot Interiors-designed environs highlighted by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and Juliet balconies offering ocean and mountain views. In addition to the striking pool, other amenities range from a rooftop playground, gym and sand volleyball court, to a fitness center and dog park. Says Bonnie Wedemeyer, Howard Hughes Corp’s senior vice president of sales: “Anaha embodies the perfect balance of urban and island living that does not exist anywhere else.”
The newest lodging choice to debut on St. Barth in years, Manapany Hotel exudes an authentic French Caribbean vibe. Think cane juice rum from Martinique and Guadeloupe, along with beachfront bungalows sporting thatched roofs. Nestled next to a nature preserve at Anse des Cayes Beach, the destination has been transformed from one of the island’s older properties into a five-star resort by France-based B Signature Hotels & Resorts. Expect elegant yet casual environs boasting all-natural materials, tropical woods and island colors, paired with 43 suites and villas appointed with handmade furnishings, and sundecks overlooking the sea and surrounding gardens. Additional highlights of the 4.2-acre haven? “The newest B. Signature family property provides tailor-made services for guests, including complimentary yoga and Pilates classes every morning on the spa deck and electric cars that preserve the environment,” says Anne Jousse, the company’s CEO. “The hotel truly exudes the essence of St. Barth, taking guests back to the roots of the island.”