Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
The new hotel brand EDITION officially launches its first hotel in Hawaii on October 15, 2010. This new brand is part of Marriott International. The Waikiki EDITION, situated on Oahu, is set in its own private oasis close to Waikiki's celebrated surfer's beach, marina shopping district. This new urban resort was envisioned by Ian Schrager, and operationalized in collaboration with interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg with landscape designer Deborah Nevins.
The lobby's surfing theme is defined by a dramatic, wall-to-wall surfboard installation ( see above) by artist and internationally renowned former professional surfer Herbie Fletcher. It is made from over 100 collected, broken surfboards from the sport's best pipeline surfers: Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Nathan Fletcher, Bruce Irons, and Christian Fletcher. It hangs above the custom-made reception desk, which has been made from sculpted plywood transformed into a natural, organic shape and finished using the techniques and traditions of local Hawaiian surfboard making.