Linny Morris

Waikiki Edition, Honolulu

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Hospitality heavyweight Ian Schrager’s latest project, a collaboration with Marriott Hotels dubbed Edition, is breathing new life into the 84-year-old hotel chain. The 353-room Waikiki Edition, designed by New York–based Yabu Pushelberg, is the first of a series (Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, Miami Beach, and London are in the works). Interiors are an exercise in restraint, with a color palette that stretches from white to vanilla, beige to sand, and accents ranging from natural leather bands on the desk chairs to the dark-stained-wood rolling shutters that abate the Hawaiian sun. Doubles from $375.

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

Waikiki Edition, Honolulu

Hospitality heavyweight Ian Schrager’s latest project, a collaboration with Marriott Hotels dubbed Edition, is breathing new life into the 84-year-old hotel chain. The 353-room Waikiki Edition, designed by New York–based Yabu Pushelberg, is the first of a series (Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, Miami Beach, and London are in the works). Interiors are an exercise in restraint, with a color palette that stretches from white to vanilla, beige to sand, and accents ranging from natural leather bands on the desk chairs to the dark-stained-wood rolling shutters that abate the Hawaiian sun. Doubles from $375.

Linny Morris

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

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