The Waikiki Edition Hotel is Now the Waikiki Modern

August 30, 2011 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Waikiki EditionThe owners of the Waikiki Edition changed their locks overnight, according to The Wall Street Journal, installing new management, kicking out Marriott International Inc., even changing the signs. Marriott partnered with hotel pioneer Ian Schrager to launch the trendy new brand, but since the debut of the Waikiki property, it has floundered. The owners filed "a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court that Marriott had failed to make the flashy new Edition hotel brand a success, resulting in the Waikiki location underperforming relative to its market." Marriott has also opened an Edition hotel in Istanbul, and planned to open additional properties in London and Miami Beach. What's next in this dramatic hotel saga? Will Marriott regain control of the Edition? Only time will tell...


Related Hotels

Fairmont Orchid Hawaii

Kohala Coast, United States

During your stay, we hope you will take time to enjoy the wonders of Hawaii's Big Island. From snow-capped mountains to flowing volcanoes, to tropical rainforests and an amazing undersea world, the Big Island has much to offer... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Four Seasons Hualalai Kona

Ka'upulehu-Kona, United States

Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu. Gloriously revitalised, this natural tropical paradise offers more than ever to explore – with a newly expanded Spa, beachfront dining, fashion boutiques and new... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Kohala Coast, United States

Situated on the sunny Kohala Coast, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has defined Big Island luxury since its opening in 1994. As the second phase in Rockefeller's creation of Mauna Kea Resort, the hotel property shares 1,839 acres of... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Kohala Coast, United States

Founded in 1965, Big Island's Mauna Kea Beach Hotel provides spectacular golf, exceptional dining, and intimate, beachfront accommodations. The landmark resort hotel recently underwent a $150 million repair and renovation,... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Kohala Coast, Kona, United States

Amidst mountains and the sea on the sunny Kohala Coast on the tropical Island of Hawaii, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows offers an exceptional experience with unparalleled value. Discover why Travel +Leisure consistently... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating: