Last month, Nobu restaurant announced they will be moving from the Waikiki Parc hotel into new space in the Waiea luxury condominium being built within Ward Village late next year. This move is very significant as it highlights changes to the Honolulu landscape; specifically more restaurants and retail are moving away from Waikiki and towards Kakaako. This area, with the Ward Village and the possibility of up to 22 residential towers, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after areas in Honolulu. With about 1 million square feet of retail space, our team believes there is plenty of potential for growth and opportunity here. It is very encouraging to see a renowned restaurant like Nobu at the forefront of this change in the center of our city. They have faith in the almost unlimited potential of this new, developing area and we at Bratton Realty Advisors feel the same.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa spoke about this exciting area, “Ward Village is creating a new community in the heart of Honolulu that is unlike anything that exists in Hawaii. 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.” Are you just as excited as we are about this move and what it will do for Honolulu? Let us know what you think!