Officials to consider Waikiki hotel tower proposal

Officials to consider Waikiki hotel tower proposal

HONOLULU (AP) - A 230-room hotel could replace a failed four-story complex in Waikiki.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the owner of the vacant King Kalakaua Plaza building has applied for a permit to redevelop the site. The site's owner, Robertson Properties Group, is scheduled to give a presentation on the project Tuesday at a Waikiki Neighborhood Board meeting.

The proposal calls for a hotel tower to fill the space left by a NikeTown store in 2009. Previous tenants of the building include the Official All Star Cafe, a restaurant established by Planet Hollywood that closed two years after opening. A fourth-floor space intended for a restaurant was never occupied.

The plaza was developed in 1997 for nearly $45 million.

Hotel use of the site wasn't possible under city zoning regulations until 2011.

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