After a two-year facelift, Waikiki’s International Marketplace reveals itself to the public on Thursday, Aug. 25.
Gone is the labyrinth of kiosks that once lined the historic marketplace. In itsplace instead are myriad features: Tropical landscaping, the island’s first Saks Fifth Avenue, 75 stores and dining venues, and an open-air “Grand Lanai” with chef-driven restaurants.
Also featured throughout the 360,000-square-foot-venue are Hawaiian-inspired motifs, a rain wall and the iconic, 150-year-old banyan tree that was the hallmark of the old International Marketplace.
Owners of mobile devices will be pleased to know that the International MarketPlace offers free Wi-Fi and charging stations.