In the heart of Waikiki on Kuhio Avenue and adjacent to the International Market, you’ll find The Laylow, an Autograph Collection hotel that has quickly become one of Oahu’s most popular properties in the Hawaiian Islands.
Laylow general manager Robert Friedl describes the 251-room property as an urban oasis and “a showcase for modernist design and handpicked accessories that tell a captivating story from the melting pot of Hawaiian and Honolulu cultures. in the middle of the century”.
At Laylow, expect to find stylish rooms, a relaxing pool, and Hideout, one of Waikiki’s liveliest and most fun bars that also serves delicious Hawaiian treats.
To learn more about the property, Traveler Host and SM Editor James Wilkinson recently spoke on camera with Friedl in Honolulu.
ESSENTIALS: GETTING TO HONOLULU
Hawaiian Airlines flies to Honolulu from Sydney, Auckland and across the continental United States. Hawaiian’s brilliant onboard experience includes an elegant Business Class cabin and more Extra Comfort seats on the widebody Airbus A330.
In Business Class, you’ll find flat-bed seats, in a 2-2-2 configuration, that fold into 180-degree beds that are 20.5 inches wide by 76 inches long.
Also expect Mai Tai upon arrival (and during the flight), Hawaiian-style meal service, and after-dinner sleeper service on the overnight flight to Honolulu that includes quilts and duvets. pink pillows and new amenity kits. Entertainment comes in the form of full-size iPad tablets that sit on a telescoping arm, which is also great if you want to watch content on your own device.