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I recently returned from Honolulu where I joined in celebrating the wedding of a childhood friend! Although I was only in Hawaii for a few days, I stayed at a combination of places due to different arrival/departure dates of friends who were also in town for the wedding. The first place I stayed at was the Modern Honolulu, a luxury boutique hotel. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was younger I worked at a boutique hotel and have always loved staying at boutiques since. When I made the booking, I knew that I would be coming off a long flight (why is Hawaii so far from the east coast??) and a hectic work schedule so I wanted something relaxing. The Modern was the perfect place for me to recharge my batteries so I could enjoy the rest of the trip and come home refreshed.

I usually spend very little time at hotels when I’m on vacation, but this time I spent most of the first night and the first morning at the hotel. The first night, I was struggling hard to stay awake as long as possible. Honolulu is 5 hours behind DC so it had been a really long day. The hotel is next to the marina so I took a walk to stretch my legs and get some fresh air. There is also a beach that starts at the end of the marina. Afterwards, I tried one of the restaurants, Ravish, and had some sushi before jet lag got the best of me.

The next morning, I woke up bright and early and got breakfast at one of the other restaurants, The Grove. That’s where I had the most picture worthy avocado toast I’ve ever seen and it was equally delicious! I spent the rest of the morning lounging around the pool. One of the things I loved most about the Modern is that it is walking distance to many popular spots (the famous Waikiki Beach, Ala Moana shopping center, etc.), but it feels detached from the hustle and bustle of tourists. If you are looking for a peaceful place to unwind in Honolulu, look no further than the Modern Honolulu!


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The Modern Honolulu: 1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815





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