TORONTO — The news reports coming in from Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands are heartbreaking, and the images even more so.
The Hawaiian Islands is set to welcome two new jewels to its property lineup: ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki, and Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani.
ESPACIO, a nine-suite property managed by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, is scheduled to open in September. Spanning nine floors, the luxury hotel will be home to a single three-bedroom suite featuring a dedicated butler, Italian-marble bathroom, dry sauna, Jacuzzi, and a full kitchen on each floor. Guests also have access to a luxury rental car, a restaurant, rooftop infinity pool and spa. For more details go to www.espaciowaikiki.com.
Opening this fall is Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, now taking reservations for stays from Oct. 25 onward. Formerly the Waikiki Parc Hotel, the boutique property is undergoing a multimillion-dollar transformation to offer 284 guestrooms and four suites with Pacific Ocean views. Its grand opening will also mark the debut of Halekulani Bakery and Restaurant, a full-service, all-day casual dining concept featuring a variety of pastries, cakes and artisanal breads crafted by a baker from the Imperial Hotel Tokyo. For more details go to www.halepuna.com.