ESPACIO The Jewel of Waikiki and its French-Japanese fine dining concept, Mugen, has received the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel and Restaurant awards, respectively. As Hawaii’s only property to earn double five-star ratings for its hotel and restaurant, ESPACIO – coveted for its oceanfront enclave setting – further establishes itself as the island state’s pinnacle of luxury. In celebration of the accolade, guests staying at the award-winning hotel during the month of May will be treated to bespoke jewelry-like gift boxes complete with ESPACIO-engraved brass monocles, inviting them to “see beyond the ordinary."
Offering the touches of an ultra-luxury hotel and the feel of an upscale vacation home, ESPACIO’s nine residential-style, 2,250 square-foot suites each occupy an entire floor with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a Jacuzzi-clad ocean-view balcony, spa-like bathroom with dry-sauna, designer kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and a discreet elevator entry. The experience is elevated with one-of-a-kind amenities that are included with accommodations, such as bottles of wine in-suite, optional butler and concierge services, complimentary access to premium car rentals and more. Beyond the room, guests can enjoy the rooftop infinity pool and an intimate, full-service spa, where treatments draw inspiration from the rich traditions of Polynesian culture.
Helmed by Chef Jason Yamaguchi with a pastry program by Chef Jamon Harper, the hotel’s Mugen restaurant is a destination unto itself, elevating Honolulu’s status as a culinary destination. The French-Japanese fine dining concept features local produce – some of which is grown for the restaurant by its farm partner, Yogarden Hawaii – while the celebrated tasting menu highlights globally sourced ingredients such as fresh fish from Japan’s renowned Toyosu market, Wagyu from Hokkaido, lobster from Kona and black truffles from Europe. The expertly cultivated beverage program draws from a 500-bottle wine collection, along with rare Japanese whiskies and liquors including Macallan Rare Cask Black and Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum, the latter of which is limited to 800 bottles worldwide.
From gourmet culinary delights to an endless list of amenities that encourage an effortless stay, the personalized ESPACIO guest experience is rooted in the Japanese art of omotenashi, wherein every guest’s want is anticipated.
Going above and beyond for guests, ESPACIO has engaged likeminded brands to ensure an unmatched experience. Inspiring true cultural immersion, ESPACIO provides VIP entrance to some of the area’s most influential arts and historical institutions, such as the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Bishop Museum. In an effort to protect the region’s coral reefs, ESPACIO offers guests complimentary ocean-friendly sunscreen, in partnership with Shiseido. Bvlgari's range of sumptuous bath and shower gel fragrance collections for lavish bathing experiences. For the ultimate vacation wardrobe, the hotel’s partnership with Neiman Marcus grants access to the department store’s expert stylists for in-suite shopping.
Image: Espacio rooftop infinity pool