The west end of Waikiki was transformed when The Watermark was built. Completed in 2008 and standing 38 stories tall, this opulent high-rise was one of only a few residential towers built in the area in years and it heralded the revival of upscale Waikiki living.
A more superb setting would be hard to find. The Watermark overlooks the scenic Ala Wai Canal, which frames Waikiki, with views across the ocean and onto nearby Diamond Head. It’s edge of the neighborhood location puts residents within walking distance of everything that colorful and compact Waikiki offers, including beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment, yet its quiet street removes it from the rush. Just on the other side of the canal is the less touristy Ala Moana neighborhood. Here Watermark residents can enjoy Ala Moana Beach Park’s long jogging path, sandy beach and great swimming, as well as the 300-plus stores and restaurants of Hawaii’s premier shopping center, Ala Moana Center.
The Watermark’s amenities are designed for maximum pampering. The building features a stately porte-cochere entryway, elegant lobby area and four acres of private tropical gardens and walking paths, plus a library and media room, state-of-the-art fitness room, private barbecue alcoves, spa, infinity swimming pool, entertaining pavilion with Wi-Fi, glass enclosed elevators, and a storage area for kayaks, surfboards and bikes. The entire property is gated and features 24-hour security. Guest parking is also available.
Quiet, spacious and high-end, Watermark units offer executive-style living in an urban oasis. Apartment interiors are as lush as the property grounds, with large balconies, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, central air conditioning, high ceilings, African mahogany cabinetry, travertine floors, granite and marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and soaking tubs in master bathrooms. Most floors have six two-bedroom, two-bath units; several floors also have three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath units.
Key attractions within reach of The Watermark include:
+ Ala Moana Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Waikiki Beach
+ Shopping and dining throughout Waikiki, plus Ala Moana Center
+ Hawaii Convention Center and the Ala Moana/Kakaako business districts
+ Ala Wai Golf Course, one of the world’s most popular urban courses
+ Ala Wai Elementary School