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Redevelopment, renovation projects restore luster to Kuhio Avenue

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    The Hilton Garden Inn on Kuhio Avenue underwent a $115 million overhaul at the former site of the Ohana Waikiki West hotel.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    The Ritz-Carlton Waikiki at Kuhio Avenue and Kalaimoku Street is a $275 million hotel-condominium that also houses restaurants and a Dean & DeLuca upscale market, wine bar and cafe. A second Ritz tower is slated to open in mid-2018.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Improved properties along Kuhio Avenue are upgrading the look of what was once considered the dingy back alley cousin to Kalakaua Avenue. This is a water feature at the recently opened International Market Place.

Kalakaua and Kuhio avenues in Waikiki are both named after royalty. Yet one, for decades, has had a far less regal appearance. Read more

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