Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel



The renovation bridged old Hawai'i and new Hawai'i in an energetic urban setting. Paying homage to the island's volcanic origin, the third floor pool deck is accented with a signature volcano canopy, giant tiki torches, and fire flame exterior wall panels. The new staircase replaced the view-obstructing elevator and provides immediate access from the beach and sidewalk to the pool deck and Tiki's Grill & Bar. In the porte-cochere, the bright green surfboard display is a reminder of Waikiki's legacy as the home of surfing. The elevator lobbies and escalators are lined with bamboo poles creating the impression of entering a tropical bamboo grove. As tatooing is part of the Hawaiian culture, the face of the front desk is done in a tatoo motif.