The Ritz-Carlton Residences Open In Waikiki Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach opened its doors to a new wave of global travelers on the majestic island of Oahu in world-renowned Waikiki. The much-anticipated residential resort marked its official opening with a Hawaiian blessing and ceremony that was attended by community leaders and dignitaries.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences are the latest addition to the Waikiki skyline, featuring the ultimate in residential resort-style experiences with expansive ocean views from every residence, global culinary experiences, exceptional amenities and legendary service.

Construction of The Residences started in Summer 2013. Architect Guerin Glass, inspired by Hawaii's natural elements, designed the 38-story tower using a mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) vision that is seen in the resort's stunning exterior through artful details and inspired craftsmanship. The exterior front reflects the ocean, sky and wind and the exterior back reflects the mountains and Honolulu's urban metropolis. A three-dimensional, modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) design covers the first three floors of the tower.

Interior design firm Jon Brent Design's understated elegance, contemporary island-deco and modern luxury inspiration is seen throughout the resort's common areas and 307 stylishly-appointed studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residential accommodations and penthouses. All residences face the ocean, providing guests with an unparalleled view of the Pacific, and include kitchens with premium appliances along with in-residence washers and dryers.

Guests staying at the resort can discover a vast array of distinctive experiences along with legendary Ritz-Carlton service. Amenities include the highest infinity pool in Waikiki on the eighth floor with private cabanas, and a premier fitness center designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. The Ritz-Carlton Spa will open in mid-September offering customized treatments that incorporate cultures and traditions from different countries around the world.

For more information visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/Waikiki

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