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The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii

Ian Schrager's Marriott collaboration debuts in paradise...

The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii

The man who’s probably done more than anyone else to confirm design as one of the key elements of the modern hotel – most notably as founder of the Morgans Hotel Group – has collaborated with Marriott to deliver a new luxury offshoot, EDITION, the first of which has just opened on the legendary Hawaiian Island of Oahu...

* No longer under ownership of Marriott, after owners ‘changed locks overnight

There’s nothing quite like some shots of a sun-drenched paradise to warm you up on a winter’s day – or perhaps send you on a Falling Down-style massacre, depending on whether your glass is half for or half empty we guess. One thing’s for sure is that when Studio 54 co-founder and forefather of the boutique hotel phenomena, Ian Schrager, makes a move, we’re interested. The man who’s probably done more than anyone else to confirm design as one of the key elements of the modern hotel – most notably as founder of the Morgans Hotel Group – has collaborated with Marriott to deliver a new luxury offshoot, EDITION, the first of which has just opened on the legendary Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

Whilst not as vibrantly ‘designer’ as Schrager’s magical $200 million Gramercy Park Hotel in New York – most probably the restrictions of collaborating with a predominantly ‘business hotel’ chain – The Waikiki EDITION is certainly a lavish affair, a hotel we could envisage spending serious time in – a palatial space that fuses luxury with a rather decedent homeliness, and perhaps that’s Schrager’s next move, taking hotels back from form over function to beautiful, welcoming properties that you’d die to live in.

With properties from Bangkok to London in the pipeline and an undeniable legend involved, it’s a brand you’d be foolish not to pay serious attention to…

The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii
The Waikiki EDITION, Hawaii

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