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Famous Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to Move Nobu Restaurant to Ward Village

Photo courtesy of Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes today announced that world-famous, international Nobu Restaurant will be moving its Waikiki location to Ward Village late next year. The new location will be located on the ground level of Waiea, one of Ward Village's most exciting projects. It will cover 8,000 square feet of indoor dining space, as well as 2,000 square feet of outdoor dining space. When it is completed in 2016, Waiea will be the most luxurious condo tower in Honolulu.

Who wouldn't want to have world-class fine dining right below where you live? 89% of units in Waiea are already sold, so please contact me if you are interested in securing your Waiea (or Anaha!) unit! This year, I was the Ward Village Top Producing Agent by Units for the second year in a row, so I am happy to use my expertise to assist you in this exciting new project!

Read the entire PBN article below:

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will move his Waikiki restaurant Nobu late next year to the ground floor of The Howard Hughes Corp.’s new Waiea condominium at Ward Village in Honolulu's rapidly growing Kakaako neighborhood.

Nobu Waikiki is currently located in the Waikiki Parc Hotel, which will close next fall for extensive renovations.

Waiea is the first residential tower under construction in The Howard Hughes Corp.’s (NYSE: HHC) 60-acre Ward Village master plan.

“At Ward Village, we are curating an unmatched mix of design, retail and food experiences with Nobu serving as a culinary anchor for our community,” David R. Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corp., said in a statement. “Nobu’s decision to move from Waikiki to Ward Village is significant as it moves us closer to our long term goal of becoming the new center of Honolulu.

The Nobu Honolulu restaurant will have 8,000 square feet indoors, and another 2,000 square feet of outdoor dining space.

Ward Village is creating a new community in the heart of Honolulu that is unlike anything that exists in Hawaii,” said Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. “The combination of world class architecture, a walkable neighborhood and an authentic district of high quality shops, restaurants and entertainment offerings makes Ward Village a unique destination and the place to be in Honolulu.”

Matsuhisa is the second chef to announce a fine-dining restaurant for Ward Village. Peter Merriman plans to open his first Merriman's restaurant on Oahu at Anaha, the condo tower under construction diagonally across the street from Waiea, in 2017.



Neighborhood News: Howard Hughes says more than 80% of units sold in Anaha and Waiea Luxury condos

Photo courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation

Earlier this week, Pacific Business News' Darin Moriki reported that 80% of Howard Hughes' luxury condo projects Anaha and Waiea had been sold. Here at JTC, we are very excited for these two projects, and to have contributed in these sales! Please contact me if you are interested in learning more.

Find the article below:

More than 80 percent of the units in The Howard Hughes Corp.'s two luxury condominium towers under construction in Honolulu, the 174-unit Waiea tower and the 317-unit Anaha tower, were under sales contracts as of the end of last month, according to the Texas-based developer's second quarter earnings report.

At the Waiea project, 88.5 percent of the units were under sales contracts as of July 24 — an increase from the 86.5 percent disclosed in The Howard Hughes Corp.'s (NYSE: HHC) first quarter report in May. Meanwhile, about 81.7 percent of the units in the Anaha project, were under contract, an increase from 77.5 percent in May.

From April 30, the last reported sales date, through July 24, The Howard Hughes Corp. entered into 15 sales contracts for Anaha and Waiea, combined, representing 17.9 percent of the available units for sale at that time, the company said.

Last month, Howard Hughes also opened pre-sales for two more projects in Kakaako — the first of two Gateway Towers, which will be built on part of what is currently Ward Warehouse and will have 125 luxury units, and Aeo, a 466-unit tower that will have Hawaii's flagship Whole Food Market store.

"The launch of pre-sales in July of two new condominium towers totaling 591 units, and the 413 units under contract at the Anaha and Waiea towers under construction at Ward Village are indicative of the strong demand we are seeing for high quality residential housing in our thoughtfully designed urban master planned community in Hawaii," David Weinreb, CEO of The Howard Hughes Corp., said in a statement.

In all, The Howard Hughes Corp. says it has spent $116.5 million of the estimated $403 million that it will likely take to construct Waiea, which is slated to be complete by the end of 2016. The company has also spent about $57.7 million of the estimated $401 million in development costs needed to construct Anaha, which is slated to be complete by mid-2017.



Luxury right where you live: Kakaako's Koolani Island Club and Spa

Nestled inside Koʻolani, one of the most luxurious condominiums in Kakaako, Honolulu, is Island Club and Spa, Honolulu's luxury fitness and rejuvenation destination. Even better yet for residents of  Koʻolani- membership for the spa and gym is only $25 a month! The convenience of walking downstairs to the spa to get a facial or to your gym for a workout is unparalleled! Take a look at what the club has to offer:

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

Island Club and Spa features a full treatment menu, including facials, body treatments, massages, and nail care services, with members receiving significantly discounted rates on services.

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

The gym houses equipment for your workout of choice, but also features a wide variety of classes, including Island Body Sculpt, Island Body Flow, Island Body Conditioning, Zumba, Kickboxing, Cycle, Stretch, and more! There are also personal training sessions, as well as pilates sessions.  

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

Photo credit: Island Club and Spa

Then stop by the jacuzzi or sauna after to relax.

After a full workout, or even as you pass through the lobby, don't forget to stop by the Club's 5-star Cafe and Juice Bar.

This- in addition to the amenities of the building itself- enables Koʻolani to continue to be one of the best condos in the most sought-after neighborhood in Honolulu- Kakaʻako. Click here to see our current listings in Koolani, including Penthouse 6 for under $3 million with a movie theater! 

Island Club and Spa: