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The Modern Honolulu

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The Modern Honolulu

Honolulu, Hawaii

Capitalizing on the Hawaiian capital’s more urban side, the high-rise Modern Honolulu has 353 guestrooms, each a pod of urban luxury thanks to plantation shutters, Frette linens, and views of the skyline, harbor and ocean. Surf-worthy Waikiki Beach is only blocks away, but the closest water source is one of the property’s 2 pools -- the sunrise pool, surrounded by sleek wooden floors, and the adjacent sunset pool, an infinity-edged, adults-only swimming hole that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.