A few weeks ago, I started hearing loud construction noises near my office. It’s an unavoidable part of urban life, and with all the road construction in this area, I didn’t really pay attention to it. Just when I’ve grown acustomed to the construction sound, I realized where it was really coming from… One Ala Moana!
This is the view from my office. One Ala Moana will be right next to our building. My office is located on 15th floor and this photo gives you some ideas of what the views will be from One Ala Moana.
If you zoom into the photo, you can see a white line on the roof top. I believe it’s the projected building’s footprint. Am I the only person who thinks it looks a bit small?
Luxury travelers and homeowners will have more choices of where to stay in Waikiki in 2016. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is set to make a splash with their first property on Oahu with what will be the tallest building in Waikiki.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach will be located at 2121 Kuhio Avenue, next to Luxury Row (Tiffany & Co.). All rooms will be oriented toward the ocean while offering studios to three-bedroom suites. Sales have been already begun and it’s selling at a steady pace. Prices start at $500,000. After the purchase, you can either live in your unit, or you can rent the room through Ritz-Carlton for their hotel guests. If you are interested in living in a tower that will change Waikiki’s skyline, please contact me.
Buying a new home can be a stressful time in your life, especially when finding the perfect home that fits your budget seems next to impossible. If you’re like most first time home buyers, you probably think you need to purchase a condominium because houses here are too expensive.
Well there’s a very charming single family house in Honolulu that’s available at a condo price. It’s not a CPR so there are no condo maintenance fees. In addition, the entire house has been recently renovated and includes a new kitchen and bathroom. All kitchen appliances and washer are brand new. And there’s also yard space for gardening.
If you’re interested in learning more about this little gem near downtown Honolulu, please contact me.
We had some really freaky weather today. Heavy showers, lightning and thunder, and two waterspouts that formed a few hundred yards off of Honolulu Harbor. I managed to photograph one of them (that’s Sand Island in the foreground). These waterspouts were very tall, and lasted several minutes.
Waterspouts are rare in Hawaii. I don’t recall ever hearing about two of them forming at the same time.
After a one year hiatus, the NFL Pro Bowl is back in Hawaii. And like each of the previous 30 years Hawaii has hosted the NFL All-Star game, the issue of cost, and the question “is it worth it?” has come up again.
It’s like they never left.
The economic impact of hosting the Pro Bowl goes far beyond our $4 Million investment. Hotels here are already reporting the highest ADR (average daily rate) in three years, Hawaii gets featured front-and-center during the entire Pro Bowl week festivities, and even during the game, we get fantastic exposure during each time-out and commercial break.
But Hawaii’s biggest supporters come from the players themselves. “There’s no better place to have it,” Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said in this article on NBC Sports.