Get your swimsuit and sunscreen ready — we have a feeling you’ll want to pack your bag for the beach after this post! The Shoreline Waikiki, Honolulu’s premiere boutique hotel, has just undergone a colorful transformation with design-forward furnishings and Hawaiian details galore.
Located in the heart of Waikiki, the 135 room hotel has a colorful new look, designed by BHDM Design with a “nature meets neon” concept by Army of Moon People. “Our design aim for Shoreline was to create a colorful and unique experience for the millennial-minded traveler. ‘Nature meets neon’ throughout, blending the natural beauty of Hawaii’s flora and wildlife with all the colors of an ‘eternal sunset’,” said Dan Mazzarini, owner of BHDM Design. “We’ve designed Shoreline to be the backdrop to an already exciting getaway, and for guests and the community to share memories of their visit.”
Upon arrival, guests first see a colorful ombré signature wall painted by artist DJ Neff. The concierge desk greets you with a neon “Aloha” while tropical jungle walls and rattan cage light fixtures housing paper bird sculptures of species native to Hawaii adorn the lobby. As for the rooms, each one features custom carpet, bedding, drapery, and furnishings, along with a “you are here” topographic map of the Hawaiian islands hanging over beds. And upstairs, a rooftop pool boasts sweeping views of Waikiki alongside one-of-a-kind neon wall murals painted by DJ Neff and vibrant mood lighting for a major Instagram moment.
In addition to the colorful new look, the hotel will offer fresh activities and amenities, such as live music, a shave ice cart, pau hana “relax & refresh” hour, as well as maker markets featuring local artisans. Alvida Surpia-Jones, general manager of Shoreline, concludes, “After six years in Waikiki, we felt it was time to refresh the Shoreline’s brand and amplify our offerings, amenities and programming to ensure that we continue to provide our guests an unforgettable experience.”