What $5,000 a Night at This New Hawaiian Hotel Gets You

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Butlers and ocean views are just the beginning.

Hawaii is known for its plethora of luxury hotels for honeymooners and other travelers seeking the ultimate adventure-meets-romance getaway. But, one property just took that idea of grandeur to the next level. Set to open in September, ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki will provide “personalized service and exceptional privacy” for a cost starting at $5,000 a night.

We know what you’re thinking: what exactly does the price tag get me? Well, for starters, the entire hotel is comprised of just nine floors and nine suites. That means each of the hotel's 2,250-square-foot suites occupies its own floor. Inside the palatial pad, lucky guests can enjoy three bedrooms, three bathrooms with jacuzzi-clad ocean-view balcony, a spa-like bathroom with dry-sauna and BVLGARI products, a designer kitchen equipped with Thermador and Miele appliances, a fully stocked refrigerator, and a discreet elevator entry.


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And, as you can imagine, the design elements of the private space are all top of the line. Throughout the property, you’ll find rare works of art and whole marble slabs imported from Carrara, Italy. The chandeliers and other lighting decor were handcrafted in Morocco and enhance the hand-knotted Persian carpets found in the hotel.

Of course, for the cost, the amenities have to be pretty exceptional as well. And they are. Guests have access to butlers who can fulfill any request like requesting advance copies of Hawaiian literature, private viewings of art, and exclusive screenings with famous filmmakers. There’s also a dedicated luxury house car provided for each suite, no assigned check-in or check-out times, a communal rooftop infinity pool, a full-service spa with diamond-infused skincare products and treatments, and private chef service.


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But, if you feel like foregoing the private chef, there will also be an onsite fine dining restaurant called Mugen. It will be helmed by chef Jason Yamaguchi, who promises to provide the world’s finest ingredients, including daily seafood deliveries from Toyosu aka Japan’s most famous fish market. There will also be a collection of coveted Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines valued at more than $5 million, rare Japanese whiskies, and high-end sake available.

“ESPACIO represents a new pinnacle of luxury and hospitality in Waikiki, one of Hawaii’s most iconic destinations,” General Manager Brent Kitsu told Departures. “The emphasis on exclusiveness and attention to detail that went into the hotel’s design, amenities and service components—including exceptional privacy with one suite per floor, butler service, rare artwork, and Japanese-French fine dining concept—create a vacation experience Hawaii visitors have never been offered before. We’re sharing the aloha spirit with opulence guests won’t find elsewhere.”