Check in to check out at Kaimana Beach Hotel
Words by JENNY MURRAY
On the far end of Waikiki, the newly renovated Kaimana Beach Hotel sits in the shadow of Diamond Head (kaimana means “diamond” in Hawaiian). With a quick transformation from Private Label Collection, founded by Honolulu native Jonathan McManus, the 50-year-old hotel has ushered in a casually hip new chapter.
The open-air lobby is light-filled, with relaxed lounge areas and joyful gallery walls which give way to the bar and beachside restaurant, Hau Tree by James Beard Award-nominated chef Chris Kajioka — instantly popular for its nearly all-day brunch.
Value add: Adjacent to the hotel, native longboard champ Kai Sallas runs a surf school, paddling beginners and pros alike into Waikiki’s best breaks. From $199/night; kaimana.com.
Feature image: KAIMANA BEACH HOTEL in Waikiki.
This story originally appeared in the Fashionable Living 2021 issue of C Magazine.
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