Opening of first mixed – use residential tower marks major milestone for Ward Village Community.

On November 17, 2016, The Howard Hughes Corporation, welcomed its first residents to Ward Village, the company’s 60-acre community in the heart of Honolulu. Developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation, Waiea will be the first mixed-use residential tower.

Along with its first residences, Waiea®, Ward Village includes three additional mixed-use residential towers – Anaha, Aeʻo, and Ke Kilohana – which are currently under construction. Aeʻo will complete construction in 2018; it will include 466 residences and O‘ahu’s flagship Whole Foods Market.  Ke Kilohana is slated for completion in 2019, and the 424 home tower welcomes a flagship Longs Drugs to the neighborhood.

Between downtown Honolulu and Waikīkī, Waiea includes 174 residences and will be home to internationally acclaimed restaurant Nobu Honolulu. In mid-2017, Anaha will include 317 residences and the first Merrimanʻs restaurant on O‘ahu.

Waiea’s architecture is influenced by its shoreline location, the cultural connections to water and the story of Hawaiian fishing god Kuʻula and his son ʻAiʻai. Waia also features work by internationally renowned artist, Tony Cragg. By year’s end, Auahi Street will provide dedicated bike lanes, offering a pedestrian-friendly experience.

“Today marks a major milestone for Ward Village as we welcome our first residents to this growing community. The vision of Ward Village is to create a thriving neighborhood in the heart of Honolulu, and that vision became reality today,” said Todd Apo, Vice President of Community Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Waiea’s name and design honor the history of this place and highlight our efforts to honor the past while building a brighter future for Honolulu.”

Waiea, which means “water of life,” was designed by renowned Vancouver-based architect James K.M. Cheng in partnership with locally-based WCIT Architecture, and makes a stunning contribution to Honolulu’s skyline. Waiea’s interior design by Tony Ingrao complements the building’s exterior, with refined and exceptional detailing throughout the its homes and common spaces.

Michelin-star chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa will open his flagship Honolulu restaurant on Waiea’s ground level in December, joining a variety of dining at Ward Village.

Ala Moana Beach Park and Kewalo Harbor can be seen from the building’s amenity level. Amenities features an infinity edge lap pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, playground, splash pad, dog walk, outdoor lounges and entertaining spaces. Indoor amenities include a private theater, library, golf simulator, spa, as well as multiple dining and entertaining spaces.

Ward Village presents architecture, local shopping, dining and the arts and culture of Hawai‘i for a unique experience for its residents and visitors. Homes in a variety of price points are available in the five Ward Village towers currently for sale. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building at 1240 Ala Moana Blvd.

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