Gerald Glennon

September 4, 2013 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

Managing Director
The Modern Honolulu


Aloha! Welcome to Waikiki, one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting escapes. Waikiki is an ideal destination to relax, unwind and retreat from your daily routine, while also offering some of the most elite shops, restaurants and cultural sites. In Waikiki, you’re able to experience it all.

One of the top activities I often recommend experiencing during a visit to Waikiki is paying homage to the original Waikiki Beach Boys by trying your hand at surfing or stand-up paddle boarding. Other interests run the gamut from perusing and shopping along Kalakaua Avenue, one of the world’s finest luxury retail collections, to taking in stunning hula performances at “Ha: Breath of Life,” a spectacular evening show.

In addition to the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, Waikiki offers an incredible background of cultural history. Explore the past of this amazing district on a self-guided walking tour utilizing the storyboards and signposts you will see throughout the area.

One of the most rewarding ways to spend an evening after a day of exploration in Hawai’i’s most energetic city is taking in the impressive fireworks show over Waikiki while enjoying a refreshing cocktail and local live music at The Modern’s Sunrise Pool Bar with a mix of both locals and visitors.

I feel privileged to live in such a dynamic paradise and I enjoy sharing my inside tips with guests visiting The Modern Honolulu so that they can make the most of their stay. What we offer is a refreshingly new and sophisticated take on Waikiki luxury, integrating cosmopolitan chic and the essence of aloha into a destination for leisure and business pursuits in Hawai’i. The Modern Honolulu rekindles the glamour of Waikiki, offering an uncommon Hawaiian experience in one of the most idyllic places in the world.

While in Waikiki, I hope that you’ll enjoy an incredible experience and that you will return soon. Mahalo for visiting and have a wonderful trip!