NATIVE BEAUTY, 5-STAR FINISHES
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is an office building turned high-concept hotel in Hawaii that offers guests a rich and immerse island experience. Central to the design narrative was the consensus that the hotel embody the rejuvenating island spirit of Waikiki Beach through the incorporation of natural, local elements into the property.
Because Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach was an adaptive reuse project, the designers and developers were tasked with concepting a design suited to the building’s existing structure without compromising the visual intent. By the time Source Direct was brought in, the project was well over budget. The client needed to obtain a constructibility constant that maintained the focus of the design intent while constraining the cost. Specifically, the client sought basket-weave wooden doors for the lobby and guest rooms as well as the glass and vanities required for the baths.