Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Announced
I love Hawaii and I love Hyatt, so naturally when my two loves converge it piques my interest. I have stayed at our visited all of the Hyatt Hawaiian hotels. Among them are:
- Grand Hyatt Kauai – Among my favorite hotels in the world!
- Hyatt Regency Maui – An awesome family hotel.
- Andaz Maui – A beautiful hotel.
- Hyatt Place Waikiki – A very functional hotel and a great award value.
- Hyatt Regency Waikiki – We toured the property but didn’t stay. It is a bit dated, but nice.
Now, Hyatt will be adding a sixth Hawaiian property (not including their timeshare) and a third near Waikiki. While I haven’t seen a press release about it, yesterday I stumbled across an article talking about the new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Hotel which will be opening this winter. According to the article, “The hotel will have 230 rooms and suites, an outdoor swimming pool and entertainment deck, a bar and restaurant, and a fitness facility.”
The Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach will be located in the former Waikiki Trade Center which began renovations in September, 2015. In addition to the hotel, there will be a two story Nordstrom Rack, a Starbucks and a Jamba Juice.
Location & Thoughts
I looked at Google Maps to find where this hotel will be located since it isn’t listed on Hyatt’s website. According to what I could find, this is the location. (Highlighted in the upper middle.) I have also highlighted the Royal Hawaiian hotel on the bottom left and the existing Hyatt Regency on the bottom right.
The hotel is a couple of blocks from the beach on what I would consider the more desirable side of Waikiki. I think that other than a location right on the beach, this is a very good place for a hotel. There are a ton of dining and shopping options within a short walk and the beach isn’t far away either.
I am not sure why Hyatt hasn’t officially announced this hotel (which means we have no idea what award category it will be), but I am excited that the Hyatt Centric brand is making its way to Hawaii. I have yet to stay in a Hyatt Centric, but given the other two Hyatt options near Waikiki, I definitely would be willing to give this hotel a shot depending on how it is priced of course!
Head over to this article to see concept art and for more information. What are your thoughts? Is this is a good fit for Hyatt and the area? Let me know in the comments!