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“2014 Design Excellence Awards Ceremony for 80 Guest”

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The Modern Honolulu
Ranked #7 of 84 Hotels in Honolulu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
“2014 Design Excellence Awards Ceremony for 80 Guest”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Kelly Hamlett, and Adam Hallacher Director's for events at the Modern were absolutely amazing with their services. All the staff they put together to coordinated our event was extremely courteous and helpful resulting in gracefully executing their performance for our event.

The food, drinks and desserts were absolutely amazing, and delicious. Our Guest couldn't get enough of the abundance of extremely delicious food they had for our event.

As President of the ASID Hawaii Chapter, highly recommend a successful event full of enthusiastic appreciative people leaving your special event at the end of the night.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Modern for a quick stay cation for our anniversary. I'm so glad that we chose this hotel, staff was very accommodating and the hotel is just gorgeous! We had a great ocean-view suite and was even sent up a complimentary mini-bottle of Proseco for our celebration!

Tip: be sure to get the Coconut Mojito and Breakfast Burrito!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

From the time you check in and meet the super friendly staff and then check into your room (we stayed in a King Room with Ocean View - Level 8), you are instantly relaxed and extremely content to be here! We were fortunate enough to stay at the Modern for 8 nights this month and we enjoyed every minute. The professionalism of the staff was exceptional and they would always go out of their way to assist. The 2 pools sunset - adults only pool, is a nice area to get away from young kids and the sunrise pool were fantastic. The pool was quite busy most days but they have luxurious day beds that you can use but you have to spend a minimum of $150US to secure them. This is easily spent, especially if you plan to have breakfast / lunch / possibly dinner by the pool, not to mention the many coconut mojito's which are a must try! The rooms were awesome - cleaned twice a day and they have a nightly turn down service... Honestly this hotel goes above and beyond their 4 star rating! The fitness room was great - they have more than enough new equipment available and it is open 24/7!! Looking forward to returning here again one day soon - but not soon enough!

Room Tip: We stayed in a King Bed Ocean View Room (Level 8 - room 821) - well worth the expense as you have th...
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Kawaihae, Hawaii, United States
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

My daughter and fiance chose The Modern for their wedding venue so my husband and I reserved a three night stay there. The room was spotless, comfortable "modern" beds and the bathroom had a huge shower and lovely amenities. We were pleasantly surprised when we received a complimentary upgrade to an ocean view. The wedding was spectacular on the terrace with a gorgeous sunset as the back drop. The Banquet staff was very accommodating and the food was delicious! Valet parking is the only option offered, but as a local resident it was free for us. (The valet boys are the perfect 'front of house" fixtures and they're cute too!) Good value and good location for a Waikiki hotel.

Room Tip: Our room (#1417) faced the Ilikai towers and we had a great view of the Hilton's Friday night fi...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

My husband and I just spent 3 nights in the Modern Honolulu as part of our honeymoon and we were extremely impressed with the hotel. As soon we walked out into the pool area we could tell we had made an great choice - the decor is light, airy and extremely stylish, and it's a nice touch that there is a separate pool area just for adults.

We also loved the location by the marina. Having visited the rest of Waikiki beach, we preferred the quieter feel around the hotel. However, if you want the hustle and bustle of the main strip then it is a bit of a walk.

The concierge in the hotel was really helpful at giving advice about where to go and how to get there which was great. We took a bus to Kailua beach on the east side of the island one day and it was well worth the trip!

All the staff were friendly and when they realised it was our honeymoon they sent up some prosecco which was a really nice touch.

A great stay, nice rooms, a fab restaurant and lovely location if you like it a bit quieter. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Aloha! My stay at the Modern was excellent. From the moment I checked in, the customer service I received was amazing. I was treated with a welcome beverage & hand towel which was a fabulous way to begin my stay.
The amenities at the hotel were very "modern" & up to date. I loved the decor & lighting in the bedrooms, the ambiance was relaxing and very comforting. I felt like my room was a classy beach bungalow, with the warm colors. The ballroom, pool courtyard & restaurants onsite were on also on point. :) Another plus, is there is an "adult only pool" as well as a fun bar atmosphere on the deck which makes you feel like you are on vacation.

I would like to give a shout out to Niko- the Conference Services Manager. He went above & beyond to ensure my stay was nothing short of fabulous. He is definitely an asset to this Hotel! My company had an event that took place here over the entire weekend & we all agreed the venue space on site as well as the customer service fulfilled all our needs. We will definitely be staying here again! Until next time.... Mahalo!!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

After a long flight we were greeted by the valet staff and they took care of our bags for us. They were very friendly and helpful. The front desk service was fantastic the minute we walked in she let us take our time checking in and told us our room wouldn't be ready until midday when check out was. We checked in at 7.30am so this was understandable. The welcome drink was very refreshing and just what we needed. We were also given tips on where to go for breakfast which was very nice of her. We went straight to the pool area and had breakfast there. We were amazed at how relaxing it was and automatically felt comfortable and on holiday.
Shanelle at reception was very friendly as well and provided outstanding service to us when we asked if there was a possibility of moving rooms. No questions asked and without hesitation she moved us to another room which was beautiful. We spent most of our stay around the pool area. Staff at the pool were fantastic always topping up our waters and offering service for drinks. My only regret is not staying here longer and moving to the sheraton after. We only stayed here for 5 nights and moved to the sheraton for the rest of our stay, which cannot compare in terms of quality and service. My only regret is not staying here longer and moving to he sheraton where you have to ask for everything. There weren't very many families here and it was a much better crowd and culture.

Viriginia gets a special mention because she was very friendly and helpful around the pool. There's a few other staff at the pool that were great but I can't remember their names. The pool beds were very comfortable and we loved staying here. Drinks were fantastic especially the coconut mojito (must have!) Food was good as well. Coffee was the only down side and very expensive as someone who loves drinking coffee but luckily it was too hot for coffee anyway. Thank you to the pool staff for making us feel so relaxed and welcomed.

Absolutely loved the Morimoto restaurant and the staff were very friendly as well. We ate dinner here twice and we were craving the delicious food when we left. Food was outstanding and not what we expected. Definitely worth trying if you stay here.

Overall, there's nothing but good things to say about The Modern. It is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at in terms of the service and quality of staff and friendliness. The rooms were very clean and modern! In terms of location it is a bit of a walk from the main strip of shops (approx 15 minutes). But closer to the Ala Moana shopping centre.

Thank you so much I can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Property: The Modern Honolulu
Address: 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1603
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Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Honolulu > Waikiki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Honolulu
#2 Family Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Romantic Hotel in Honolulu
#4 Spa Hotel in Honolulu
#5 Luxury Hotel in Honolulu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Modern Honolulu 4.5*
Number of rooms: 353
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated, THE MODERN HONOLULU stands at the epicenter between the world renowned Hawaiian experience of Waikiki Beach, the blossoming Kaka’ako arts district, and Honolulu’s downtown cosmopolitan scene. We are the hub of contemporary culture and creativity in Honolulu. Our boutique luxury is as refined as it is relaxed. An empowered team delivers THE MODERN HONOLULU experience -- alluring, personalized and innovative – surrounded by an award winning design concept that creates an urban chic beach aesthetic. LATHER spa features treatments developed around the purest products in the world -- natural, organic, and sustainable. Local and house-made culinary menus are offered for poolside and in-room dining, complemented by RAVISH Restaurant which blends our Island’s bounty with Asian flavors and South American tastes creating a true Pacific Rim experience. Two stylish pools overlook the ocean for daytime fun while a vibrant scene at The Study lobby bar is the spot for an evening rendezvous. It’s no wonder Thrillist magazine called us “The best boutique hotel in Hawaii.” ... more   less 
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