Two years after first opening the Ewa Tower of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, the property will debut the second tower Diamond Head Tower on October 15, marking the completion of Oahu’s first Ritz-Carlton Residences.
“We are excited to continue redefining the standard for luxury hospitality in Waikiki with the debut of our completed resort featuring both towers,” said Douglas Chang, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach. “We look forward to welcoming discerning travelers from around the globe to experience the finest residential-influenced accommodation on Oahu. It has been a wonderful journey to bring this iconic resort to life, and we celebrate this momentous occasion with everyone involved in transforming The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach from a vision to a reality.”
The new 245-residence Diamond Head Tower complements the 307-residence Ewa Tower, and both 38-story towers were designed by Guerin Glass Architects using a mauka (mountain) to makai (sea) vision that is seen in the resort’s stunning exterior.
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 552 stylishly-appointed studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residential accommodations and penthouses in both towers. All rooms and suites 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. With a combined 246 suites in both towers, the resort boasts the largest number of luxury hotel suites on the island.
New Diamond Head Tower facilities include an expanded spa with four treatments rooms and relaxation lounge, and also a 2,900-square-foot infinity pool with private cabanas equipped with SMART televisions, refrigerators and day beds. The resort will be the only hotel in Waikiki with two infinity pools, both of which are the highest in the area located on the 7th and 8th floors.
The Diamond Head Tower will also introduce 10 meeting and event spaces, which include a boardroom, movie theatre, The Horizon Terrace and Lanai, and the 22,000-square-foot Lau’ula Park which can host a reception for up to 800 guests. In early 2019, the resort will also debut a new dining venue located at the Diamond Head Tower pool deck, along with a gourmet market located on the ground level which will be a new Island Country Market concept.