A Dovetail Original
Dovetail + Co acquired Waikiki Sand Villa, a full-service hotel, in 2021. After undergoing an extensive transformation, the hotel will reopen as Wayfinder Waikiki, the second 'Wayfinder Hotel' created by Dovetail + Co. Like the flagship in Newport, Rhode Island, Wayfinder Waikiki will gather local chefs, bartenders, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs to create an energetic hub that celebrates the area's unique culture and stunning beauty.
Designed by The Vanguard Theory, the hotel merges the building’s Brutalist architecture with tropical touches, electrifying colors and patterns, alongside lush foliage specific to the island. The 228 guestrooms are inspired by the sites, stories and heritage of Hawaii, blending shades that represent the land, sky and water, as well as geometric and floral prints, and natural fibre furniture with decorative art and design elements incorporated throughout by local artisans.
The Wayfinder Waikiki is also home to several culinary venues, entertainment and shopping experiences including B-Side, a sensory coffee shop that also features a retail store within; Lost + Found, a tropical speakeasy and pool bar; and Redfish Waikiki, bringing Foodland’s poke restaurant concept to Waikiki.
2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii
The 228 room hotel boasts an oversized pool, multiple bar and restaurant spaces, and a walkable beach location.
"Wayfinder merges the building’s Brutalist architecture with tropical touches" - Sleeper Magazine
"Hawaii, but not as you know it" - Hotel Designs
"Most Exciting Hotel Openings, the Wayfinder delivers soul for a solid value" - CN Traveler