December 21,2022 By Joe Spano

Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach


Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is an office building turned high-concept hotel in Hawaii that offers guests a rich and immerse island experience. Central to the design narrative was the consensus that the hotel embody the rejuvenating island spirit of Waikiki Beach through the incorporation of natural, local elements into the property.


Because Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach was an adaptive reuse project, the designers and developers were tasked with concepting a design suited to the building’s existing structure without compromising the visual intent. By the time Source Direct was brought in, the project was well over budget. The client needed to obtain a constructibility constant that maintained the focus of the design intent while constraining the cost. Specifically, the client sought basket-weave wooden doors for the lobby and guest rooms as well as the glass and vanities required for the baths.

Photo: Courtesy of @hyattcentricwaikikibeach
  • Soft-close details
  • High-quality, custom design solutions at a cost-effective price point
  • Cut down on expenditure, from product to install costs
  • Team coordination amongst various parties


Source Direct sourced a special, premade, weave wood veneer that could be incorporated into the guest room and lobby door designs and, importantly, would help maintain the design intent.

Source Direct was easy to work with and a responsive team player. They understood and were able to meet the design style, client budget, and tight time schedule which contributed to the success of the project.”
Linda Miki, AIA, Principal and Vice Chair, G70 Design
Project Name: Hyatt Centric Honolulu
Project Location: 349 Seaside Ave., Honolulu Hi 96815
Hotel Brand: Hyatt Centric
Parent Company: Hyatt
Client Company: Chartres Lodging Group
Architect: Group 70 International
Designer: Design 360 Unlimited
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Products Manufactured: Custom screens in lobby, custom doors, shower systems, vanity units, casing and valances