Ritz-Carlton Residences is a luxury hotel-condo development to be completed in early 2016 by California based Pacrep LLC. Like the nearby Trump Tower Waikiki, Ritz-Carlton Residences is a luxury branded hotel with full-featured resort condos instead of hotel rooms. The architect is by New York based Guerin Glass Architects (also responsible for Trump Tower Waikik and The Watermark). The general contractor Kobayashi Inc. is responsible for some of the best buildings in town (Hokua, Capitol Place, and Trump Tower).
The 38 story tower features 308 individually owned resort condos, 4 commercial units and a spa. The tower has three categories of resort condos according to floor height. The Deluxe Residences on floors 9-22 are the smallest. Grand residences on floors 23-32 are larger and have fewer units per floor. The Premier and Penthouse levels on floors 33-38 follow suit. As the building gets higher, the floors get wider and give the tower a slight leaning angle.
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