HONOLULU – Donald Trump has announced plans for a luxury hotel-condominium tower as part of an $800 million Waikiki Beach Walk redevelopment project.
Plans for Trump International Hotel and Tower Waikiki Beach Walk include a 350-foot tower with about 460 hotel-condo units. The 775,000 square-foot building is expected to include parking, retail and dining space, as well as a library, wine cellar, lobby bar, cafe, fitness center, spa and separate residential and hotel lobbies.
Reports of Trump's plans for the project emerged a year ago, but Outrigger Enterprises, the master developer for the project, said only that it was negotiating with a short list of developers.
"Trump Tower will be the most luxurious development in one of the most recognized resort destinations in the world today — Waikiki Beach," Trump, star of the TV reality series "The Apprentice," said Tuesday in a news release.
The Trump Organization is partnering with Irongate, a Los Angeles real estate development and investment company that bought the development rights for the site from Outrigger last year.
Demolition of existing buildings is to be completed by the end of July, with construction slated to start early next year and completion planned for early 2009.