Coming Full Circle at the Waikiki Trade CenterContributor: Swinerton Blogger | January 05, 2016 | Image Gallery »
The Waikiki Trade Center was among the many original projects built in the 1970s during Swinerton’s initial tenure in Hawaii as Swinerton & Walberg. At the time, the Waikiki Trade Center served as one of the very few mixed-use office and retail spaces in Waikiki. Over the years, the building has been a prominent fixture along Kuhio Avenue for many local businesses and retailers.
Today, Swinerton Builders Hawaii is embarking on an extensive renovation of the building, which will involve the conversion of office spaces into a new hotel in Waikiki. Encompassing over 160,000 square feet of renovations, the project will include 230 brand-new guest rooms, 96,000 square feet of tenant spaces, and major structural upgrades to accommodate a new pool and deck on the eighth floor
of the building.
Located in the heart of Waikiki—a prime island location—the Waikiki Trade Center is scheduled for substantial completion in November 2016. A month prior to completion, the long-awaited 360,000-square-foot International Market Place is expected to open next door to the Waikiki Trade Center, which will serve as a highly convenient hotel destination for shoppers and beachgoers alike.