HONOLULU, Oahu, Hawaii
Autograph Collection Hotels announced the grand opening of The Laylow following an extensive $60 million renovation. The 251-room Laylow is said to feature a 1960s Hawaii modern aesthetic.
“We are thrilled to invite global travelers to experience a new side of Waikiki through the lens of The Laylow: laid back luxury amidst a thoughtfully-designed urban oasis,” said General Manager Robert Friedl. “The Laylow is one of the prominent properties leading the renaissance of Kuhio Ave. now buzzing with new retail and restaurants, including the recently redeveloped International Market Place. It used to be all about Kalakaua Ave., but among people in the know, Kuhio Ave. is the place to be.”
Perched above the revitalized Kuhio Avenue in the heart of Waikiki, The Laylow blends midcentury modernism with its Hawaiian roots, melding the island's melting pot of cultures and the post-war architecture movement that shaped modern Honolulu. The hotel's creative design was led by Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley, co-founders of Official Mfg. Co. of Portland, Ore., who drew upon works by midcentury visionaries to inspire the aesthetic of guest rooms, suites and public spaces.
The Laylow's signature restaurant, Hideout, serves up reimagined Pacific Rim classics. Executive Chef Bryan Byard crisscrossed the islands to source the freshest ingredients from the ocean and local farms for the restaurant's inventive menus. Hideout extends to an open-air terrace with two fire pits, where guests can enjoy entertainment by island musicians and craft beer from Hawaii breweries.