PortfolioThe Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York
New York, New York, USA
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
CHALLENGE The challenge was to design a resort with retail, banquet space and maximum guestroom ocean views with a distinctively Hawaiian appeal.
SOLUTION The octagonal twin-tower configuration increased the number of ocean-view rooms. The retail component was critical to the economic viability of this project so a three-story podium, and a circulation pattern that sends hotel guests past the shops on the upper levels was a key design element.
SIZE Site size: One city block: 2 acres
AMENITIES 60 retail shops; 17,500 square feet of meeting and banqueting space; swimming pool; three-story open-air atrium; business center; five restaurants and two bars/lounges; 10,000-square-foot luxury spa
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT Lawton & Taylor