A leading independent hotel management company with 30 properties across the U.S., continues its aggressive growth throughout Hawaii with the addition of three new properties to its portfolio.
OLS Hotels & Resorts has added White Sands Hotel, Pacific Monarch and Maui Beach Hotel. The new additions signify OLS Hotels & Resorts’ ongoing expansion into the Hawaii market with the intention to enhance Hawaii’s tourism from a local perspective. Led by local Hawaii hospitality veteran Chief Executive Officer Ben Rafter, OLS Hotels & Resorts currently has partnerships with six other Hawaii properties. OLS Hotels & Resorts manages Renew and Royal Grove Waikiki on Oahu and Plantation Hale Suites and Banyan Harbor Resort on Kauai, in addition to providing key services to Volcano House and Ainamalu at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii Island.
“We are honored to add White Sands Hotel, Pacific Monarch and Maui Beach Hotel to our growing portfolio of one-of-a-kind, independent Hawaii properties,” said Rafter. “As these three properties are just as important to locals as they are to tourists, we look forward to enhancing them with our excellent hotel management services that stem from our team’s long-trusted experience in elevating boutique Hawaiian hotels.”
Positioned in central Waikiki and walking distance to the beach and some of the destination’s best dining, shopping and nightlife, White Sands Hotel embodies the best of Hawaii‘s 1960s glory days re-imagined for today. White Sands recently underwent a comprehensive redesign and re-brand by The Vanguard Theory, the same Honolulu-based creative design team behind The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club and Renew. The boutique hotel’s 95 re-imagined guest rooms feature an island-inspired, mid-century modern design with private lanais (balconies) and modern amenities. The hotel’s three buildings face a central courtyard decked out with a pool, grotto-style hot tub and lush gardens. Later this year, White Sands will debut revamped food and beverage offerings by the celebrated Fête Restaurant Group, known for its beloved Chinatown restaurant. Hey Day, the hotel’s open-air restaurant and bamboo bar led by Chef Robynne Maii, will serve farm-to-table, new continental cuisine with a throwback Hawaiian twist. A secret bar, The Green Lady, will be an intimate hideaway for elevated retro cocktails. The hotel also will offer a coffee café featuring Kona Coffee Purveyors along with locally-made pastries and fresh grab-and-go items. As one of Waikiki’s only remaining walk-up hotels, White Sands is a hidden gem, providing a sunny oasis among Honolulu’s urban setting.