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What’s New on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu

Alohilani Infinity Pool Rendering

Rendering of the Alohilani Infinity Pool, one of two new pools being added to the Pacific Beach Hotel as part of its $115 million USD redevelopment.

OAHU – The Island of Oahu, Hawaii, has added a slew of new hotels and restaurants offering a diverse range of options for meetings and incentive travel groups.



  • Pacific Beach Hotel has announced plans for a $115 million redevelopment that will transform the Waikiki hotel.
  • The five-star, 371-room Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, on Oahu’s western coast, has opened.
  • Oahu welcomes Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, the island’s first Hilton Garden Inn and the world’s largest, at 623 guestrooms, which officially opened in June.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, is accepting reservations. The Ritz-Carlton Spa will open in September 2016, along with Hawaii’s first Dean & DeLuca and Sushi Sho.
  • The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club offers an insider’s view of authentic Honolulu, with 112 rooms inspired by North Shore surf bungalows of vintage Oahu.
  • Turtle Bay Resort revealed expansion plans for the 880-acre resort, which will include a 452-room hotel, two golf courses and horse stables.

The Island of Oahu also dishes up a cornucopia of food and restaurant choices.

  • The 244-seat beachfront Fish House restaurant, from executive chef Martin Knaubert, recently opened at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.
  • The reimagined International Market Place, opening in Waikiki on Aug. 25, is adding Hakkasan Group’s social dining concept Herringbone, and Japanese-inspired Baku.
  • Sixteen new restaurant concepts from Japan will make their Hawaii debut this fall as part of the Waikiki Yokocho Gourmet Alley.
  • Kualoa Private Nature Reserve introduces its new Taste of Kualoa tour for 2016, which allows guests to experience the food of the reserve.
  • Handcrafted Restaurants announced the early fall opening of 7,000-square-foot Moku Kitchen in the SALT at Our Kakaako development.
  • Executive chef Colin Hazama has revamped lunch at Surf Lanai at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort. Selections include Lemon Verbena Chilled Shrimp and the Royal Alii Burger.
  • Hawaii culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi recently introduced 140-seat, open-air Roy’s Beach House as Turtle Bay Resort’s new destination restaurant overlooking Kuilima Cove.
  • Mahina & Sun’s is Oahu-born chef Ed Kenney’s fourth eatery featuring his island cuisine in the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club.
  • Eat The Street, Hawaii’s monthly food truck and street food rally, is held on the last Friday of every month in Honolulu’s Kakaako district.
  • Hawaii chef Andrew Le of The Pig & The Lady announced the opening of his second restaurant, Piggy Smalls, slated to open in September.
  • Celebrity chef Michael Mina’s 8,600-square-foot STRIPSTEAK Waikiki is expected to open Aug. 25 on the newly redeveloped International Market Place’s third-level Grand Lanai.

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