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The Modern Honolulu is posh without being pretentious, chic without being overdone, luxurious, yet brilliantly laid back. At this beautifully-designed boutique hotel, stilettos are welcome. And so are flip-flops.

The Modern Honolulu is posh without being pretentious, chic without being overdone, luxurious, yet brilliantly laid back. At this beautifully-designed boutique hotel, stilettos are welcome. And so are flip-flops.

Dining

Dining

Restaurant Name: Morimoto Waikiki
Food Type: Fusion
Price Range: $$$
In a setting so stylish, so beyond expectations, only a celebrity chef will do. Welcome to Morimoto Waikiki at THE MODERN HONOLULU, conceived by Executive Chef - Iron Chef - Masaharu Morimoto. Chef Morimoto's Honolulu restaurant enhances his culinary signature with the use of island-grown ingredients. Honoring the seamless integration of Japanese and Western ingredients Chef Morimoto is known for, Morimoto Waikiki highlights the best seafood from Hawaiian and Japanese waters as well as seasonal raw selections, fruits and vegetables.
Restaurant Name: The Passageway & The Grove
Food Type: Bar/Cocktail Lounge
Price Range: $$
t’s easy to feel drawn to The Grove or Passageway at THE MODERN HONOLULU. Arbors, bougainvillea and hibiscus create a garden allure among the al fresco seating of The Grove; lush banquettes and overstuffed wicker chairs beckon you to lounge in Passageway, an alcove fringed with ferns and palm fronds. Rays of sun and ocean breezes touch the spaces, each with a view to THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Sunrise Pool and yacht harbor just beyond.

To slow things down – anytime – alone or with friends old and new. It’s also one of the best places to eat among Waikiki restaurants. To start, command a table and request Kona coffee roasted locally by Hawaiian Coffee Company. Mid-day into evening, stop in for fresh salads, sandwiches served on our fresh-baked breads and light and sustaining plates showcasing Chef Toner’s finesse with global tastes and island-grown goodness.

As aperitifs, accompaniments or all on their own, drinks at The Grove and Passageway are as stylish as the surrounds. Choose from our expertly-curated wine list, island microbrews including Kona Brewing Co.’s Big Wave Golden Ale and signature cocktails like the Asian-inspired Green Hai, an artisanal mingling of soju, shiso, cucumber and ginger beer. Many afternoons and evenings, live music by local artists drifts in from the Sunrise Deck. It’s perfectly acceptable to pop in casually at The Grove and Passageway. Then the open air envelops you. You find the buzz of guests flowing to and from the pool entrancing; the vignettes as inviting for solitary relaxation as they are for gathering a group. And you decide to stay a while – even if just to reflect on this uncommon experience in Honolulu dining.
Restaurant Name: The Study Lounge
Food Type: Bar/Cocktail Lounge
Price Range: $$
The Study isn't what it immediately seems. It waits demurely behind a wall of books in the lobby of THE MODERN HONOLULU. At 5 p.m. each evening, the bookshelves rotate to reveal The Study's neutral palette and clean lines, whispers of THE MODERN HONOLULU's subtle sophistication. That's your invitation to get to know The Study - a knockout cached in understatement. Cocktail tables are barely an arm's length from endless sectionals, lush ottomans and melt-into-me chairs, but you can always command a seat at the bar - the drinks here are legendary. Try the Fire Across the Sea (The Study's signature mix of wasabi and Sriracha with Grey Goose vodka and Japanese horseradish) or the Wuthering Heights, mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim's epic of Sailor Jerry spiced rum and orange curacao served on the rocks and enhanced by fresh-pressed lemon and a cinnamon-tincture rim.
Restaurant Name: ADDICTION Night Club
Food Type: Bar/Cocktail Lounge
Price Range: $$
Follow the velvet rope to the most exclusive of Honolulu nightclubs. You never know what surprises await – the-most-buzzed-about DJs drop in to guest-spin (including Hawaii's own DJ Anit and DJ Compose). Celebs, lured to the island by the beach, naturally find their way to ADDICTION. (Those in-the-know let ADDICTION lure them here and find the beach later.) Ours is the A-list guest list among clubs in Honolulu. Dance beneath 40,000 lights, or sink into a seat and drink in the scene. Intimate groupings throughout let you lose yourself in the night. The level of service, a signature of THE MODERN HONOLULU, is uncommon among clubs in Waikiki – reserve a VIP table or plan a private event at ADDICTION for the ultimate experience.

Restaurant Name: Morimoto Waikiki
Food Type: Fusion
Price Range: $$$
In a setting so stylish, so beyond expectations, only a celebrity chef will do. Welcome to Morimoto Waikiki at THE MODERN HONOLULU, conceived by Executive Chef - Iron Chef - Masaharu Morimoto. Chef Morimoto's Honolulu restaurant enhances his culinary signature with the use of island-grown ingredients. Honoring the seamless integration of Japanese and Western ingredients Chef Morimoto is known for, Morimoto Waikiki highlights the best seafood from Hawaiian and Japanese waters as well as seasonal raw selections, fruits and vegetables.
Restaurant Name: The Passageway & The Grove
Food Type: Bar/Cocktail Lounge
Price Range: $$
t’s easy to feel drawn to The Grove or Passageway at THE MODERN HONOLULU. Arbors, bougainvillea and hibiscus create a garden allure among the al fresco seating of The Grove; lush banquettes and overstuffed wicker chairs beckon you to lounge in Passageway, an alcove fringed with ferns and palm fronds. Rays of sun and ocean breezes touch the spaces, each with a view to THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Sunrise Pool and yacht harbor just beyond.

To slow things down – anytime – alone or with friends old and new. It’s also one of the best places to eat among Waikiki restaurants. To start, command a table and request Kona coffee roasted locally by Hawaiian Coffee Company. Mid-day into evening, stop in for fresh salads, sandwiches served on our fresh-baked breads and light and sustaining plates showcasing Chef Toner’s finesse with global tastes and island-grown goodness.

As aperitifs, accompaniments or all on their own, drinks at The Grove and Passageway are as stylish as the surrounds. Choose from our expertly-curated wine list, island microbrews including Kona Brewing Co.’s Big Wave Golden Ale and signature cocktails like the Asian-inspired Green Hai, an artisanal mingling of soju, shiso, cucumber and ginger beer. Many afternoons and evenings, live music by local artists drifts in from the Sunrise Deck. It’s perfectly acceptable to pop in casually at The Grove and Passageway. Then the open air envelops you. You find the buzz of guests flowing to and from the pool entrancing; the vignettes as inviting for solitary relaxation as they are for gathering a group. And you decide to stay a while – even if just to reflect on this uncommon experience in Honolulu dining.
Restaurant Name: The Study Lounge
Food Type: Bar/Cocktail Lounge
Price Range: $$
The Study isn't what it immediately seems. It waits demurely behind a wall of books in the lobby of THE MODERN HONOLULU. At 5 p.m. each evening, the bookshelves rotate to reveal The Study's neutral palette and clean lines, whispers of THE MODERN HONOLULU's subtle sophistication. That's your invitation to get to know The Study - a knockout cached in understatement. Cocktail tables are barely an arm's length from endless sectionals, lush ottomans and melt-into-me chairs, but you can always command a seat at the bar - the drinks here are legendary. Try the Fire Across the Sea (The Study's signature mix of wasabi and Sriracha with Grey Goose vodka and Japanese horseradish) or the Wuthering Heights, mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim's epic of Sailor Jerry spiced rum and orange curacao served on the rocks and enhanced by fresh-pressed lemon and a cinnamon-tincture rim.
Restaurant Name: ADDICTION Night Club
Food Type: Bar/Cocktail Lounge
Price Range: $$
Follow the velvet rope to the most exclusive of Honolulu nightclubs. You never know what surprises await – the-most-buzzed-about DJs drop in to guest-spin (including Hawaii's own DJ Anit and DJ Compose). Celebs, lured to the island by the beach, naturally find their way to ADDICTION. (Those in-the-know let ADDICTION lure them here and find the beach later.) Ours is the A-list guest list among clubs in Honolulu. Dance beneath 40,000 lights, or sink into a seat and drink in the scene. Intimate groupings throughout let you lose yourself in the night. The level of service, a signature of THE MODERN HONOLULU, is uncommon among clubs in Waikiki – reserve a VIP table or plan a private event at ADDICTION for the ultimate experience.

Fitness

Fitness

Fitness Center
For you, getting away doesn't mean losing sight of your fitness routine. Steps from THE MODERN HONOLULU's Spa and Sunset Pool, our Waikiki fitness center offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment, yoga essentials and amenities including a state-of-the-art entertainment system. For cardiovascular training, we outfit our Honolulu resort fitness center with elliptical machines and treadmills (each equipped with a personal entertainment system).

For runners, we recommend several options easily accessible from the resort: Run the pedestrian trails along Waikiki Beach (in the early morning, you might even enjoy them to yourself). Wind along the beach and through grassy greens inside THE MODERN HONOLULU's neighboring Ala Moana Park. Challenge yourself on Oahu's iconic landmark, Diamond Head; its namesake road poses an uphill trek that rewards with sweeping views of eastern Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Near Diamond Head State Monument, join other runners on the sidewalks of Kapiolani Park, Hawaii's largest and oldest public park marked by beaches and banyan trees.

Back inside the fitness center at THE MODERN HONOLULU, pick up free weights, a mat or a stability ball in front of a mirrored wall. The center also stocks several strength training machines to balance your workout, and is accessible 24 hours a day to guests of THE MODERN HONOLULU.

Fitness Center
For you, getting away doesn't mean losing sight of your fitness routine. Steps from THE MODERN HONOLULU's Spa and Sunset Pool, our Waikiki fitness center offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment, yoga essentials and amenities including a state-of-the-art entertainment system. For cardiovascular training, we outfit our Honolulu resort fitness center with elliptical machines and treadmills (each equipped with a personal entertainment system).

For runners, we recommend several options easily accessible from the resort: Run the pedestrian trails along Waikiki Beach (in the early morning, you might even enjoy them to yourself). Wind along the beach and through grassy greens inside THE MODERN HONOLULU's neighboring Ala Moana Park. Challenge yourself on Oahu's iconic landmark, Diamond Head; its namesake road poses an uphill trek that rewards with sweeping views of eastern Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Near Diamond Head State Monument, join other runners on the sidewalks of Kapiolani Park, Hawaii's largest and oldest public park marked by beaches and banyan trees.

Back inside the fitness center at THE MODERN HONOLULU, pick up free weights, a mat or a stability ball in front of a mirrored wall. The center also stocks several strength training machines to balance your workout, and is accessible 24 hours a day to guests of THE MODERN HONOLULU.

Spa

Spa

The Spa at THE MODERN HONOLULU
You may feel you’ve reached the pinnacle upon entering THE MODERN HONOLULU. Then you step into our spa, and reconsider. Here, our trademark white palette calms. Notes of coconut, lemongrass, passion fruit and vanilla scent the air. Our receptionist offers you a taste of Pure Inventions – the Peach Green Tea is a favorite of our guests. You settle into one of our treatment rooms and let our trained touch wash over you.

The Spa at THE MODERN HONOLULU offers massage, body treatments and facials – including signatures from advanced-technology oxygen infusions to the ancient Polynesian tradition of Lomi Lomi Massage – in addition to nail and waxing services. We’ve developed our Waikiki spa services around some of the purest and most exclusive products in the world, including Ola for body treatments and Éminence Organic Skin Care for facials. Both lines are natural, organic, hand-crafted and sustainably developed. Ola’s tropical ingredients are grown, and its end products hand-crafted, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We cater to individuals, brides, couples and groups with an array of services, add-ons, specials, and packages. This creates alluring possibilities for Kama’aina – like our overnight guests, day spa guests of THE MODERN HONOLULU are privy to our exclusive, adults-only Sunset Pool. Start your wedding day the right way with a relaxing Wedding Spa Package. Between or after spa services, claim a chaise straddling the rooftop lagoon and sandy beach; order signature cocktails and organic fare by THE MODERN HONOLULU Executive Chef Scott Toner and watch the sun set from the chicest spot in Honolulu. Add a friend or two to create a Honolulu spa day you won’t forget.

As with all areas of THE MODERN HONOLULU, the service and amenities our spa guests receive are uncommon. We carefully select each of our therapists – not only for their skill, but also for their essence of Aloha, the level of service they provide to our guests. We customize a spa-scription for you following your services, detailing the products incorporated into your spa experience, as well as post-treatment recommendations. During your spa stay, you’ll have access to our luxe locker and shower rooms and complimentary bath amenities – with easy access to our Sunset Pool.*

The Spa at THE MODERN HONOLULU
You may feel you’ve reached the pinnacle upon entering THE MODERN HONOLULU. Then you step into our spa, and reconsider. Here, our trademark white palette calms. Notes of coconut, lemongrass, passion fruit and vanilla scent the air. Our receptionist offers you a taste of Pure Inventions – the Peach Green Tea is a favorite of our guests. You settle into one of our treatment rooms and let our trained touch wash over you.

The Spa at THE MODERN HONOLULU offers massage, body treatments and facials – including signatures from advanced-technology oxygen infusions to the ancient Polynesian tradition of Lomi Lomi Massage – in addition to nail and waxing services. We’ve developed our Waikiki spa services around some of the purest and most exclusive products in the world, including Ola for body treatments and Éminence Organic Skin Care for facials. Both lines are natural, organic, hand-crafted and sustainably developed. Ola’s tropical ingredients are grown, and its end products hand-crafted, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We cater to individuals, brides, couples and groups with an array of services, add-ons, specials, and packages. This creates alluring possibilities for Kama’aina – like our overnight guests, day spa guests of THE MODERN HONOLULU are privy to our exclusive, adults-only Sunset Pool. Start your wedding day the right way with a relaxing Wedding Spa Package. Between or after spa services, claim a chaise straddling the rooftop lagoon and sandy beach; order signature cocktails and organic fare by THE MODERN HONOLULU Executive Chef Scott Toner and watch the sun set from the chicest spot in Honolulu. Add a friend or two to create a Honolulu spa day you won’t forget.

As with all areas of THE MODERN HONOLULU, the service and amenities our spa guests receive are uncommon. We carefully select each of our therapists – not only for their skill, but also for their essence of Aloha, the level of service they provide to our guests. We customize a spa-scription for you following your services, detailing the products incorporated into your spa experience, as well as post-treatment recommendations. During your spa stay, you’ll have access to our luxe locker and shower rooms and complimentary bath amenities – with easy access to our Sunset Pool.*

Things to do on Oahu

Oahu Dinner and Sunset Cruises
Pearl Harbor - Battleship Missouri
Luaus on Oahu
Northshore Shark Adventures
Oahu Kayaking Trips
Dolphin Excursions on Oahu
Shows and Entertainment in Waikiki
Oahu Helicopters and Air Tours
Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park

Beaches near The Modern Honolulu

Ala Moana Beach Park
1.8 miles away (5 minute drive)
Waikiki Beach
You Are Here
Kailua Beach
15.2 miles away (27 minute drive)
Lanikai Beach
16.5 miles away (32 minute drive)
Waimea Beach Park
37.4 miles away (56 minute drive)
Pupukea Beach Park
38.5 miles away (58 minute drive)
Ehukai Beach Park
39.5 miles away (60 minute drive)
Pounders Beach
34 miles away (1.0 hour drive)
Malaekahana Bay State Recreation Area
36.3 miles away (1.1 hour drive)
Kee Beach State Park

Hotels, Resorts, and Condos near The Modern Honolulu

Resort areas near The Modern Honolulu

Waikiki
You Are Here
Airport / Ala Moana
1.6 miles away (4 minute drive)
Kahala
4.7 miles away (11 minute drive)
Ko Olina
26.5 miles away (35 minute drive)
Turtle Bay
44.8 miles away (1.2 hour drive)
Kailua
Lanikai
North Shore
Turtle Bay

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