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A fresh take on the traditional boutique hotel experience, the Wayfinder pairs immersive design with home-grown talent in a mindful hotel experience that highlights Waikiki’s vibrant, free-spirited energy.

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December 29, 2022

The 26 Most-Anticipated New Hotels of 2023

In the heart of Waikiki is the Wayfinder, a 228-room hotel that aims to embody authentic Hawaii. Interior designer Vanguard Theory uses a color scheme in the Brutalist building that’s inspired by the sky, ocean, and flowers of the state, as well as natural fiber furniture and native plants as botanical accents.

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December 29, 2022

66 Exciting Hotel Openings Around The World This Winter

The Wayfinder Waikiki is a new boutique, design hotel opening in Honolulu this month. Guest rooms take their inspiration from the sights and stories of Hawaii. The restaurant will serve local dishes including made-to-order poke bowls using fresh ahi, hamachi and salmon among other ingredients.

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December 19, 2022

2023 U.S. Hotel Openings

Set to debut in April 2023, this property is located in Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood. The décor of the hotel’s 228 guestrooms draw inspiration from the Hawai’ian landscape and culture.

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December 16, 2022

The Most Exciting Hotel Openings of This Winter

"When you’re in a tourism capital like Waikiki, it can be tough to find a hotel that delivers soul for a solid value. Designed by The Vanguard Theory, the premises soften the building’s Brutalist architecture with lush foliage and tropical color palettes, and the guest rooms reflect Hawaii’s landscape with natural fiber furniture and design elements from local artisans. There’s a rich offering of on-site F&B to help you get a taste of the Oahu lifestyle, as well: “sensory coffee shop” B-side; tropical speakeasy and pool bar Lost + Found; and (most exciting of all) the first Waikiki outpost of Redfish, a popular restaurant concept owned by Hawaii’s believed Foodland grocery stores, offering innovative, made-to-order poke creations."

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November 28, 2022

The Wayfinder Waikiki – Hawaii, but not as you know it

"Located in the heart of the vibrant Waikiki neighbourhood of Honolulu, The Wayfinder Waikiki is inspired by the sites, stories, and heritage of Hawaii. Before it prepares to open its doors before the year closes its door, we checked in for a sneak peek…"

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December 09, 2022

Honolulu to welcome The Wayfinder Waikiki in January 2023

Located in Honolulu’s Waikiki neighbourhood, The Wayfinder Waikiki is the second Wayfinder property under Dovetail + Co – an owner and creator of hotels, bars and restaurants across the Americas.

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October 24, 2022

Pacific Business News

"The Wayfinder is a Dovetail + Co. original brand that spotlights local artists, designers, chefs, bartenders, and entrepreneurs to share an insider’s perspective and guide on a destination," Hospod said. "As such, we’re excited to be working with a talented and dynamic mix of Hawaii-based collaborators to create a space for locals and travelers alike, and also offer something new to the vibrant neighborhood of Waikiki."

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The most exciting new hotel openings coming in 2023

This box-fresh opening in Waikiki, a neighbourhood in Hawaii's capital Honolulu, is set right on the Ala Wai canal. Interior designers The Vanguard Theory have brought the island into the interiors here; all natural furniture and tons of greenery that take the edge off the Brutalist architecture.

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The 31 Most Anticipated New Hotel Openings for 2023

Providing a luxury boutique setting in the heart of Waikiki, Wayfinder offers design-centric rooms and poolside studios equipped with Grown Alchemist bath products, local art and custom robes. Wayfinder began welcoming guests in January 2023.

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The New Hotels and Resorts Everyone Should Be Excited to Visit this Year

The second Wayfinder hotel opened in January 2023 when Wayfinder Waikiki debuted in Honolulu, overlooking the Ala Wai Canal and joining its Newport, RI sibling in offering affordably priced rooms (228 in all) with playful, locally inspired décor and culinary offerings (including the first Waikiki outpost of the local-favorite Redfin) and a 70-foot pool with a “tropical speakeasy” pool bar.

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25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways for Couples

There may be nowhere more fun on Oahu than Waikiki. The south shore area of Honolulu is jam-packed with beautiful resorts, plenty of excellent shopping, and beautiful beaches with calm water. But finding a hotel in Waikiki that’s romantic, chic, and inexpensive was pretty much impossible until the recent opening of the über-charming Wayfinder.

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The 47 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2023

The Brutalist structure it calls home is brightened with native flora and features 228 guestrooms that reference the surrounding land, sky, and water through a soothing color palette, natural fiber furniture, works from Hawaiian artisans, and geometric and floral patterns.

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A Brutalist Hotel Explores the B-Side of Waikiki

The hotel’s rough-hewn ’60s Brutalist structure — a rarity among the neighborhood’s muted high-rises and tiki kitsch — now features eclectic, tropical interiors courtesy of the local design studio the Vanguard Theory.

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The most beautiful hotels opening in 2023

Floral prints, checks and headboards in the shape of longboards: this hotel is for the stylish traveler who is easy going . Mornings are best on Waikiki beach, with its beach boys and surfing locals, and evenings at the tropical speakeasy where mai tai cocktails flow freely.

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Travel trends for 2023, as predicted by industry insiders

" In January 2023, we’re opening Wayfinder Waikiki in Hawaii (after launching the Wayfinder brand in Newport, Rhode Island). It was important to us to work with local institutions and contribute to the incredible sustainable work they’re doing. "

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Hottest hotel openings expected in 2023 (Q1 & Q2)

"The company has created a uniquely hidden oasis with thoughtfully transformative design, public spaces, authentic food & beverage programming, and guest experiences steeped in culture distinctive to Hawaii and the Waikiki region."

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11 New U.S. Hotels Opening In 2023 You’ll Want To Book Now

"Wayfinder Waikiki, a design-forward boutique hotel, is scheduled to open in Honolulu in January 2023. The property features bright, modern guest rooms — some poolside — with local art. On-site is B-Side, a coffee shop that also features a retail store within; Lost + Found, a tropical speakeasy and pool bar; and an outpost of the popular Hawaiian eatery, Redfish. "

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These Exciting 2023 Hotel Openings Prove It’s Time to Start Planning

"Exhibit A is the Wayfinder, a 228-room hotel designed by Vanguard Theory that’s inspired by the sky, ocean, and flowers of the state of Hawai’i. Their 228 guest rooms will be adorned with natural fiber furniture and native plants as botanical accents, giving it a more down-to-earth vibe. "

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23 New Hotels We Can’t Wait to Check Into in 2023

"Be the first to know about Wayfinder, which opens a stone’s throw from Honolulu’s world-famous Waikiki Beach in January. Tucked slightly off the beaten path on the tranquil Ala Wai Canal, this new boutique hotel offers serenity, and tropical design touches in all 228 guestrooms. "

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The World’s Best Hotels Opening In 2023

"For tropical escapism, Hawaii’s The Wayfinder Waikiki will open in Honolulu in April, bringing together Brutalist architecture, 228 floral bright rooms, a B-Side coffee shop, a poolside speakeasy, and poke joint Redfish Waikiki."

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The Newest Hotels To Know In 2023

"Located in the Waikiki district of Honolulu, The Wayfinder is the new address of the Dovetail + Co group . Created by the architect studio The Vanguard Theory , the place relies on tropical prints and brings together 228 rooms, a coffee shop, a speakeasy, a pool house expert in poke... All a few meters from the beach."

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wayfinder vogue

The 26 Most-Anticipated New Hotels of 2023

In the heart of Waikiki is the Wayfinder, a 228-room hotel that aims to embody authentic Hawaii. Interior designer Vanguard Theory uses a color scheme in the Brutalist building that’s inspired by the sky, ocean, and flowers of the state, as well as natural fiber furniture and native plants as botanical accents.

LEARN MORE
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66 Exciting Hotel Openings Around The World This Winter

The Wayfinder Waikiki is a new boutique, design hotel opening in Honolulu this month. Guest rooms take their inspiration from the sights and stories of Hawaii. The restaurant will serve local dishes including made-to-order poke bowls using fresh ahi, hamachi and salmon among other ingredients.

LEARN MORE
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2023 U.S. Hotel Openings

Set to debut in April 2023, this property is located in Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood. The décor of the hotel’s 228 guestrooms draw inspiration from the Hawai’ian landscape and culture.

Learn More
wayfinder condenastlogo

The Most Exciting Hotel Openings of This Winter

When you’re in a tourism capital like Waikiki, it can be tough to find a hotel that delivers soul for a solid value. Designed by The Vanguard Theory, the premises soften the building’s Brutalist architecture with lush foliage and tropical color palettes, and the guest rooms reflect Hawaii’s landscape with natural fiber furniture and design elements from local artisans.

Learn More
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The Wayfinder Waikiki – Hawaii, but not as you know it

"Located in the heart of the vibrant Waikiki neighbourhood of Honolulu, The Wayfinder Waikiki is inspired by the sites, stories, and heritage of Hawaii. Before it prepares to open its doors before the year closes its door, we checked in for a sneak peek…"

Learn More
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Honolulu to welcome The Wayfinder Waikiki in January 2023

Located in Honolulu’s Waikiki neighbourhood, The Wayfinder Waikiki is the second Wayfinder property under Dovetail + Co – an owner and creator of hotels, bars and restaurants across the Americas.

Learn More
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Pacific Business News

"The Wayfinder is a Dovetail + Co. original brand that spotlights local artists, designers, chefs, bartenders, and entrepreneurs to share an insider’s perspective and guide on a destination," Hospod said. "As such, we’re excited to be working with a talented and dynamic mix of Hawaii-based collaborators to create a space for locals and travelers alike, and also offer something new to the vibrant neighborhood of Waikiki."

Learn More