Two Coastal Destinations: The Honolulu, Mandarin Oriental Tower, And The Centrally located Hotel Atwater

Designer Getaway at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Honolulu Opens

When Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences, Honolulu opens near the Hawaii Convention Center in late 2022, expect 99 luxury residences with prices estimated to start at $3.5 million.

Designed by Meyer Davis, Dianna Wong, and Hart Howerton—and developed by L.A.-based Salem Partners—the 37-story mixed-use project will house 125 chic and contemporary hotel guestrooms and suites on the lower floors, with a separate entrance and elevator on the 19th floor leading to 17 floors of exclusive residential units.

“The Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will breathe new life into the heart of the Ala Moana District as the first project approved under the Ala Moana Transit-Oriented Development Plan, aimed at improving connectivity and bringing a new vibrancy to the neighborhood,” says James Ratkovich, co-managing partner of Mana’olana Partners, which is handling residential sales.

The development is slated to launch sales soon and break ground this fall.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences, Honolulu

1695 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI
808.208.8800  |

Catalina Island’s Hotel Atwater Receives Major Renovation

Originally opened at the beginning of the Roaring Twenties—and named in honor of Helen Atwater Wrigley, wife of Philip K. Wrigley (William Wrigley Jr.’s son)—Catalina Island’s Hotel Atwater has long served as a popular getaway for Hollywood elite and other mainlanders. Now, following an extensive renovation, the seaside lodge is reborn with a contemporary aesthetic that nods to the art-deco style of its origins.

“Our goal with the renovation was to update the space with modern amenities and island-style decor, while still holding on to the hotel’s roots in Catalina and Wrigley family history,” says Randall Herrel, president and CEO of Catalina Island Co.

When Hotel Atwater debuts this August, expect historic photos from the Catalina Island Co. and Catalina Island Museum archives displayed throughout; a light and airy lobby with seating areas ideal for cocktails and conversation; and guest rooms bedecked with custom furniture, upgraded finishes and larger baths. Rates start at $199 per night.

Hotel Atwater

125 Summer Ave., Avalon, CA
877.778.8322  |


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