The Howard Hughes Corporation® Unveils Hawaii’s First Turnkey Luxury Living Solution at Ward Village®
New Aalii Tower to Feature Innovative Homes with an Emphasis on Smarter Living
HONOLULU, HI (January 3, 2018) – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) unveiled today its vision for Aalii, an innovative new residential tower coming to the company’s highly successful Ward Village®, a 60-acre master planned community transforming Honolulu’s urban core. Aalii will offer a design-conscious, turnkey luxury living solution that is the first-of-its-kind in Hawaii.
Aalii was designed to offer innovative, environmentally-minded, space-maximizing design paired with luxury resort-style amenities. Homes will be curated with turnkey packages featuring Bosch appliances, an array of thoughtfully designed, high-quality accessories ranging from cookware to complete bedding and bath, and modern “smart” furniture tailor-made for each home.
“Our vision for Aalii represents the culmination of several years studying the most cutting-edge residential product around the world in order to create an innovative type of home that does not exist in the market,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We are rethinking how space is used and empowering our residents to get the most out of their home, offering a move-in ready home and experiential lifestyle.”
Aalii will feature 751 homes, with a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences designed to optimize space, efficiency and optionality. The building was designed by acclaimed architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz in partnership with renowned interior architect Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio. The studio residences at Aalii are designed for maximum flexibility and versatility, featuring tailor-made furniture, including a Smart Wall with a retractable sofa bed and desk. All tower residences feature a private lanaʻi with stunning ocean and mountain views.
The smart-living concepts at Aalii include resort-caliber amenities for health, wellness, and relaxation, such as Lanai42, a penthouse-level sky deck replete with a rooftop fitness club, adult pool, cabanas, barbecue pavilions, indoor/outdoor event spaces and a children’s play/splash area.
“At Ward Village, we are singularly focused on developing a community that will be benchmarked against the most vibrant and sought-after master plans in the world,” said Todd Apo, Vice President of Community Development at Ward Village. “Aalii residents will get to experience the best shopping, dining, art and culture scene that Honolulu has to offer.”
Aalii joins the four towers either delivered or under construction at Ward Village – Waiea®, Anaha®, Aeo®, and Ke Kilohana – whose contracted sales have collectively reached more than 93 percent of homes sold or under contract.
Aalii was created as a result of community input and strong market demand for new homes in Honolulu’s most walkable community. Located adjacent to Hawaii’s flagship Whole Foods Market that will open by this summer, Aalii is a short walk to downtown, Ala Moana Beach Park and the future Central Plaza, which will be Ward Village’s public park as well as its center for events, open-air shopping, and dining. Aalii is slated to break ground later this year.
In November 2016, Ward Village welcomed its first residents to Waiea, the new home to the acclaimed Nobu restaurant. In October 2017, Ward Village welcomed residents to its second residential tower Anaha, which will soon feature the first Oahu location of the highly-regarded Merriman’s restaurant. Construction is underway on Aeo and Ke Kilohana, with expected completion in 2019.
As the largest LEED-ND Platinum certified master plan development in the country and the only one in Hawaii, Ward Village is at the forefront of sustainable community development and will feature public amenities at a scale not offered by any other urban development in Hawaii.
For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.