Steal this Look: The Modern Honolulu Hotel

An inside look at the design of one of Hawaii's hippest hangouts.


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,

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,; Sophie Club Chair, on sale November 8 on Joss & Main; Nearly Natural silk phalaenopsis orchid arrangement, $59.01,; Assiro herringbone throw, on sale November 8 on Joss & Main; William Sheppee Saddler dining chair, $219.99,

The Look: The Study
At 6 p.m., a rotating—and artfully arrangedbookshelf moves aside to reveal a sleek bar. 

From left: Safavieh coral table lamp in white, $199.99 for a set of two,; Hayden Arm Chair, $399.99 $262.95, on sale October 31 on Joss & Main; Cyan Design Clam Shell Bowl in White, $242.50,; Hokku Designs Masima Unique Bookcase, $188.99,

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,; Atlantic Outdoor Textured Black five-piece patio sectional set (one piece shown), $1455.99,; Thos. Baker 35-inch stainless-steel fire pit, $3195,; Janus et Cie Cremona armchair in Bamboo Green,


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,;  DENY Designs Khristian A Howell “Provencal Lavender 5” indoor/outdoor throw pillow, $55,; 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,; Source Outdoor Manhattan Double Chaise Lounge, $1173.75,