Members of our team have been known to book entire vacations based on gorgeous guest room pics alone. So when photos of The Modern Honolulu hotel crossed our desks a few weeks ago, we were searching for fares to Waikiki within the hour.
A recent relaunch of the Ian Schrager-designed Edition hotel, the 353-room “urban resort” maintains a clean-lined, South Beach-esque aesthetic with Hawaiian punches—a smattering of purple orchids there, a sushi restaurant (by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto) there. Two pools, a stunning nightclub, and new mini-spa treatments served up poolside only add to its tropical appeal.
Can’t get yourself on a flight anytime soon? Swoon over these shots, then bring the look home.
Rates starting at $239, The Modern Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, Hawaii, 808-943-5800, themodernhonolulu.com.
The Look: Ocean View Guestrooms
Crisp white bedding, simple furnishings, and a pale palette allow water views to take center stage.
From top left: Philips Forecast Santa Barbara two-light pendant, $720, wayfair.com; Sophie Club Chair, on sale November 8 on Joss & Main; Nearly Natural silk phalaenopsis orchid arrangement, $59.01, wayfair.com; Assiro herringbone throw, on sale November 8 on Joss & Main; William Sheppee Saddler dining chair, $219.99, wayfair.com.
The Look: The Study
At 6 p.m., a rotating—and artfully arranged—bookshelf moves aside to reveal a sleek bar.
From left: Safavieh coral table lamp in white, $199.99 for a set of two, wayfair.com; Hayden Arm Chair, $399.99 $262.95, on sale October 31 on Joss & Main; Cyan Design Clam Shell Bowl in White, $242.50, wayfair.com; Hokku Designs Masima Unique Bookcase, $188.99, allmodern.com.
The Look: Outdoors at Morimoto
Blazing firepits and plush lounge seating offer a prime space to while away evening hours.
Clockwise from top right: Ave Six Slick Cube occasional table, $96, allmodern.com; Atlantic Outdoor Textured Black five-piece patio sectional set (one piece shown), $1455.99, wayfair.com; Thos. Baker 35-inch stainless-steel fire pit, $3195, thosbaker.com; Janus et Cie Cremona armchair in Bamboo Green, janusetcie.com.
The Look: The Sunset Pool
An adults-only retreat perfect for kicking back with a cocktail after dark.
Clockwise from top left: Lazy Susan Steel Trolley hurricane lantern, $213, wayfair.com; DENY Designs Khristian A Howell “Provencal Lavender 5” indoor/outdoor throw pillow, $55, allmodern.com; India’s Heritage Idar Boudoir Pillow in Orange, on sale November 8 on Joss & Main; DENY Designs Valentina Ramos “Alexis and The Flowers” indoor/outdoor throw pillow, $55, allmodern.com; Source Outdoor Manhattan Double Chaise Lounge, $1173.75, wayfair.com.