The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach officially debuted its resort completion with the opening of its new Diamond Head Tower. Waikiki’s newest luxury resort and Oahu’s first Ritz-Carlton Residences celebrated the debut with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and ceremony that was attended by business and community leaders.
The resort’s new 245-residence Diamond Head Tower complements the 307-residence ‘Ewa Tower. Guerin Glass Architects, inspired by Hawaii’s natural elements, designed both 38-story towers using a mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) vision that is seen in the resort’s exterior. The exterior front reflects the ocean, sky and wind and the exterior back reflects the mountains and Honolulu’s urban metropolis. A three-dimensional, modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) design covers the first three floors of each tower.
Interior design firm Jon Brent Design’s contemporary island-deco and modern luxury inspiration is seen throughout the resort’s common areas and 552 studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residential accommodations and penthouses in both towers. All rooms and suites face the ocean, providing guests with a view of the Pacific, and include kitchens with premium appliances along with in-residence washers and dryers. The resort offers a combined 246 suites in both towers.
Newly Designed Ocean-View Spaces
Guests staying at the resort can discover an array of distinctive experiences. New Diamond Head Tower facilities include an expanded spa with four treatments rooms and relaxation lounge, and also a 2,900-square-foot infinity pool with private cabanas equipped with Smart TVs, refrigerators and day beds. The new infinity pool complements the ‘Ewa Tower infinity pool which will be reserved for those looking for quiet relaxation. The resort’s two infinity pools are located on the seventh and eighth floors.
The Diamond Head Tower also introduces 10 meeting and event spaces, which include a boardroom, movie theater, The Horizon Terrace and Lanai, and the 22,000-square-foot Lau‘ula Park which can host a reception for up to 800 guests.
The resort’s ground level promenade also has two stages for community performances and nearly two acres of greenery and landscaping that encompass the property. In early 2019, the resort will also debut a new dining venue located at the Diamond Head Tower pool deck, along with a gourmet market located on the ground level which will be a new Island Country Market concept.
Resort Debut Offer
In celebration of the debut, the resort is offering a limited time offer that includes a reduced rate when reserving a minimum of three nights in any of its ocean-view rooms and suites.
Guests can enjoy $25 daily resort credit for dining at The Market, ordering in-residence dining or enjoying a treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa; complimentary bottle of sparkling wine; set of two champagne flutes from Tiffany & Co with a resort logo; complimentary half-day use of a cabana at Waikiki’s highest infinity pools; 15 percent privilege for services and treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa; and 3:00 p.m. late check out if reserving Studio, Deluxe Ocean View category. Reservations must be booked by December 20.