The superlatives keep coming for the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach.
The much-awaited property opened its doors last summer and when it did, it wasn’t just heralding in the first of its brand’s luxury locations on Oahu, it was also the first and only Ritz-Carlton Residences property that allowed owners to include their units in the Residences’ rental program. Within Tower 1 (which completed construction in November), there are 240 rooms available for guests to book. While all are elegantly appointed, each room offers that best of Waikiki amenities: unparalleled ocean views. Probably one of the grandest rooms offered are the Three Bedroom Premier, Ocean View Suites. Located on floors 33-36, these suites boast the choicest views of the Pacific the resort has to offer. Each touts a private master suite with separate living and dining room. Guests can opt for either one king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Other suite amenities include en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closet, full-sized, pullout sofa and dining seating for eight. Finishing touches such as oak hardwood floors, marble bathroom floors, walls and countertops, as well as lacquered sycamore millwork add to the understated yet elegant feel of the contemporary space.
Guests marvel at views of Fort DeRussy park and the vast Pacific beyond thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass in the living and bedroom areas that open to a private lanai that extends the entire width of the residence, allowing for that favorite of Hawai’i details: indoor-outdoor living.
The appeal of the Ritz-Carlton Residences extends beyond this amazing suite. As mentioned before, there are many more superlatives to apply to the property. Here, guests will find the first Ritz-Carlton Spa on O’ahu, Hawai’i’s first Dean & DeLuca, a premier fitness center designed by celeb trainer Harley Pasternak and also Waikiki’s highest infinity pool.
First, there’s the spa. An oasis of revitalizing in the heart of Waikiki, guests may seek tranquility through the Manoa Mist, a signature treatment at the spa. Named after Manoa Valley, located at the top of the Waikiki ahupua’a the 80-minute treatment features healing botanicals such as ‘olena and lehua. The treatment also includes a full body sugar exfoliation and lomilomi massage.
And then, there’s the dining. Yes, Dean & DeLuca offers tasty take-away, but you won’t want to skip the second-door wine bar. Unwind with cheese and charcuterie along with a glass from the curated wine list.
BLT Market recently launched its pau hana menu, offered from 3-6 p.m. Stay for dinner and don’t miss the Crackling Pork Shank that has everyone raving. Add to those offerings Sushi Sho. Helmed by legendary Tokyo sushi chef Keiji Nakazawa, this very intimate 10-seat restaurant is surely one of the hottest seats in town.
The future seems to hold even more superlatives for the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach. Construction of Tower 2 is currently underway, and once completed in spring 2018, the property will be the largest Ritz-Carlton property in the world in terms of number of rooms – more than 500.
by HILuxury Team