When the world heard that a Trump Tower was planned for the shores of Waikiki, that’s all it took to sell out every unit in this 38-story tower on the first day of offering, long before the building had even broken ground. Completed in 2009, Trump Tower Waikiki is as luxurious as buyers dreamed. Overlooking a nearby beach and tree-filled park, this hotel and condominium high-rise is the next wave of urban living.
The location is as good as it gets. Fort DeRussy Beach, just across the street, offers a wide stretch of sand and gentle water perfect for family swimming. Waikiki Beach is also within a block, easily accessed along a popular seawall walkway. Just around the corner, the revitalized Waikiki Beach Walk shopping area, Royal Hawaiian Center, “Luxury Row” complex of international boutiques, and more shops, restaurants and lounges along Kalakaua Avenue give Trump owners literally hundreds of options for fun within walking distance.
The building itself may look rather “downtown” for Waikiki with its gray glass, steel and concrete construction, but its design affords each unit spectacular views and comfort from the inside. As both a condominium and hotel, or condotel, Trump Waikiki has both short-term vacationers and residents on its property. Owners can also submit their units into the property hotel program (or use an approved third-party property manager), enabling units to bring in income when not in use.
Trump Tower Waikiki defines understated glamour. On the lower level, guests enjoy all-valet parking as well as the upscale American/French BLT Steak restaurant. On the sixth floor, Trump’s open-air lobby offers the lush Waiolu Lounge as well as a panoramic view across the park, beach and city. An infinity pool disappears over the edge of the building. And of course, there’s a full-service spa, fitness center, hot tub, 24-hour front desk, room service and library.
The property features 462 units ranging from hotel-room-size studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, plus Trump floor suites and a penthouse suite. All are furnished with exquisite amenities such as marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, oversized flat-screen HDTVs and iPod docking stations. Suites include fully equipped gourmet kitchens with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances and wine cellar cabinets, plus washer/dryers.
Key attractions within the neighborhood around Trump Tower Waikiki include:
+ Fort DeRussy Beach and Waikiki Beach, just across the street and a block away
+ Several shopping centers, featuring hundreds of restaurants and boutiques
+ Kapiolani Park, also home to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and Waikiki Shell