The billion-dollar development project marks a new beginning for Oahu…
After years of being known as an affordable vacation spot with beaches full of people and waters that were just as engulfed, Honolulu became a landmark of luxury. Their latest billion-dollar development project, Mandarin Oriental Residences, launched its first offering last month - a $ 35 million penthouse.
The 37-story tower, with a total of 99 residences is a pioneer of its kind in Ala Moana and Hawaii, for several reasons: it is the first Mandarin Oriental brand establishment to the island, while the second is the fact that it introduces some really big names in design world into this environment also.
The $ 1 billion project will feature the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the first 19 floors, while the remaining 17 will be dedicated to residences. It will be located in Oahu's primary location, just across the street from Ala Moana Center, the largest outdoor shopping mall, and just steps from the popular Vaikiki Beach.
Prices for apartments within the new skyscraper range from $ 3.5 million, and although generally modern in design, they still represent a kind of homage to traditional architecture. Each residence combines elements of exterior and interior with the help of lanai. The view that goes through their windows is certainly pleasing and extends across the Pacific, with Diamond Head crater in the distance.
As for the aforementioned penthouse, it will become the most expensive apartment in Honolulu, with a price tag of $ 35 million. It occupies an area of 600 square meters, contains four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, inhabiting the entire top floor.
For convenience, the 2,000-square-foot spa is part of the offering and largest of its kind in Oahu, while there is a showroom for all guests who would rather skip the nearby mall and crowds. There are also numerous restaurants on offer, one of which is decorated as speakeasy, with a secret entrance hidden under a floating skyscraper garden.
Finally, we must say that this project is planned to be completed by 2022, and in the meantime, we suggest you browse through our gallery and see what his residences will look like.