Project Name

The Royal Hawaiian

Client

Kyo-ya Hotels + Resorts

Cerberus

Location

Helumoa, Waikīkī, Oʻahu

Year

2009

Services

Architecture

Master Planning

Destined to become known as the “Pink Palace of the Pacific”, The Royal Hawaiian first opened its doors on February 1, 1927, ushering in a new era of luxurious resort travel to Hawai‘i. he Design Concept for the project, since its inception, has been “The Restoration of the Royal Grounds – Helumoa, Waikiki”. This idea of the “Royal Grounds” has multiple meanings, and in so the Architects have allowed themselves to be continually guided by this principle objective. On the surface, the most obvious reference to its “Royal” nature is the hotel, The Royal Hawaiian. Arguably the most recognizable piece of architecture in Hawaii as well as one of the most renown hotels in the world, the design team recognized The Royal Hawaiian would need to be carefully studied, designed, and executed in a way that would respect its historic importance.