“Aloha” will now become a common phrase amongst the employees of Joie de Vivre (JDV) Hospitality. Commune Hotels & Resorts, the parent company of JDV and Thompson Hotels, will start managing its first Hawaii property, the Seaside Hotel, this month; and after a $3 million renovation is completed, the 125-room hotel will be rebranded and join Commune’s Joie de Vivre Collection.
Commune has hired designer, Anthony Laurino to upgrade the Waikiki property, which is located about three blocks from the Waikiki beaches and about halfway between the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Kapiolani Park. Laurino has also worked with JDV in the past, redesigning the Custom Hotel in Los Angeles and the Barlo restaurant at the Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach.
Those at JDV say it’s too early to talk about the specifics of the Seaside Hotel’s transformation, but the changes will most likely be stylistic.
“Each one of our hotels is an original — a reflection of the community where it’s located that offers fun, quirky design,” Lori Lincoln, director of public relations for JDV hotels, stated. “We create one-of-a-kind hotels that speak to their locations and engage the five senses.”
Originally owned by United Airlines, The Seaside Hotel was built in 1970 and used as a perk house for employees and company retirees.
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