Waikiki Beach Walk Nears Completion

David Carey
David Carey

By Stephanie Lum

(KHNL) - We've all heard about the boardwalk, but what about the Waikiki beach walk?

It's the latest retail, hotel and entertainment project coming to the tourist mecca.

It's a place where tourists and locals can shop, see the sights and eat to their hearts content!

"Six signature restaurants which you've heard of like Roy's, Ruth's Chris, Holokai Grill," said Outrigger President David Carey. "And there will be somewhere between 40 and 60 shops."

Plans also call for four hotels on the nearly 8 acre development along Lewers Street, including one with a familiar name.

"The Trump Tower will be on the Makai-Ewa end of the project," said Carey.

Outrigger Enterprises says it is a 460-million dollar project designed to celebrate Hawaii's voyaging and ocean heritage.

"The thing that's exciting about this is that we took an old dark neighborhood and it's the catalyst of change in Waikiki," Carey told us. "It will bring entertainment back, new restaurants and it will bring a sense of excitement."

They expect big crowds, so they're also adding 200 brand new parking stalls.

The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by December.