Phase 1 Construction of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu Begins

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (Nov. 29, 2022) – Mana‘olana Partners, the owner of Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu, announces sitework will begin in December 2022. The sitework launches the first phase of construction for the highly anticipated 37-story tower, located in Ala Moana, which will feature 99 exclusive residences situated above the hotel.

Phase 1 of the project will begin with an environmental assessment, which is slated to be completed by Q1 2023. Following the environmental assessment, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. will oversee and manage the next phase of the project, including the removal of the existing foundation from the previous development, and prepare for the excavation and foundation for the new tower. The sitework is projected to be complete in Q3 2023 and vertical construction will follow, putting the hotel and residences on track for completion in 2025.

“This project is one of the most anticipated developments in Honolulu, and the community has been incredibly supportive and is ready for it to open,” said Rob Centra, Sr. Vice President of Design & Construction Management for Mana‘olana Partners. “The level of interest from contractors eager to be involved with what will become an iconic landmark of Honolulu is overwhelming and a reflection of the positive impact this brand will have in our community.”

According to Centra, in early 2020, Mana’olana Partners and Hawaiian Dredging were ready to begin the sitework but postponed due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an exciting milestone to resume development of this incredibly unique property and get to work.”

“Mandarin Oriental is an iconic name brand, and we are fortunate to be part of this landmark development in Hawai‘i,” said Eric Hashizume, Vice President of the Building Division at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. “The entire team at Hawaiian Dredging is proud to partner with Mana’olana on this project. We are excited to restart our work so we can bring Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu to life for the world to experience, showcasing all that Hawai‘i has to offer.”

At the peak of construction, this project is expected to create approximately 700 jobs for the Honolulu community. Upon completion, the project will rise 418 feet above the city, overlooking the Ala Moana coastline. The 743,000-square-foot luxury tower was envisioned by the lead design team, auWorkshop architects+urbanists, and offers dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, the ever-changing Koʻolau mountain range, and Honolulu’s iconic Diamond Head volcano.

“The Residences at Mandarin Oriental’s Honolulu location paired with the brand’s legacy of sophisticated luxury has created a powerful combination that local and international buyers are responding very positively to,” said Harold Clarke, CEO of Harold X Clarke Advisors, the lead for the marketing and sales team for The Residences. “Mandarin Oriental will be the first-of-its-kind in Honolulu and will allow people to enjoy life the way they want to live it. It will become the Gateway to all of Hawai‘i.”

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will be comprised of 99 spectacular residences from two to four bedrooms, spanning 1,500 to nearly 3,700 square feet, with three penthouses ranging up to 6,000 square feet. Each residence offers spacious open floor plans, outdoor terraces, and floor-to-ceiling windows with custom frames to minimize the lines between the interior and exterior. Each home is accentuated by sophisticated interiors with the finest finishes by architect and designer, Dianna Wong, blending classicism and modernity, while using a neutral color palette and simple geometry that embraces the surrounding environment.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu sales gallery reopened in March 2022 and has received positive feedback and interest from homebuyers. Pre-construction sales are currently underway with high demand for top units and penthouses.

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