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Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort (Hawaiian Regent Hotel)

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Hawaiian Regent Hotel
1971, 1979, John Tatom and Chamberlain and Associates. 2552 Kalakaua Ave.
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)

A sophisticated openness prevails at this resort. Its porte-cochere flows unimpeded by walls into a spacious lobby with equally open adjoining bars, lounges, and cafes. A lushly landscaped courtyard at the makai end of the hotel adds to the blue-sky openness, while the landscaped third-floor terrace with its swimming pool provides further outdoor opportunities. This hotel, Oahu's third largest, covers five acres and houses more than thirteen hundred rooms in two towers: the initial L-shaped Kealohilani and the thirty-three-story Paoakalani (1979). Spacious lanai give each tower a distinctive character and add texture and animation. Marriott assumed control of this property in 2000.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort (Hawaiian Regent Hotel)", [Honolulu, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 164-165.

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