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The Waikiki Banyan is about to get a new look in the hallways!

Installation of the building’s brand new carpet begins Monday, 10th January 2022.

 

Work will take place during normal working hours, Monday – Friday from approximately 8:30am – 4:30pm.

The installers will first work on the area in front of the elevators, starting around 8:30 each day. During this time, you won’t be able to enter or leave the elevators on your floor.

However, you’ll be able to go up or down the stairs a couple of flights and access the elevators that way. This work should take around 45-60 minutes. If you are on one of the floors being installed that day, installers will knock on your door and let you know when the work is ready to start.

Next the installers will work on the long portion of the hallway and after that, on the short portion. Since they will be putting down glue, you’ll either have to stay in your unit during this time, or leave and come back later after the glue is dry. Again, installers will knock on your door and let you know what’s happening.

**During this time please be cautious if opening your door.

Please cooperate with the installation teams. They are efficient professionals and will work to complete the process in a timely manner with minimum disruption.

Schedule: (as of 31st December 2021)

DATE AREA DEMO DEMO INSTALL INSTALL
Mon 10 January TOWER 1 37 36
Tue 11 TOWER 1 35 34 37 36
Wed 12 TOWER 1 33 32 35 34
Thu 13 TOWER 1 31 30 33 32
Fri 14 TOWER 1 29 28 31 30
Sat 15 OFF
Sun 16 OFF
Mon 17 TOWER 1 27 26 29 28
Tue 18 TOWER 1 25 24 27 26
Wed 19 TOWER 1 23 22 25 24
Thu 20 TOWER 1 21 20 23 22
Fri 21 TOWER 1 19 18 21 20
Sat 22 OFF
Sun 23 OFF
Mon 24 TOWER 1 17 16 19 18
Tue 25 TOWER 1 15 14 17 16
Wed 26 TOWER 1 12 11 15 14
Thu 27 TOWER 1 10 9 12 11
Fri 28 TOWER 1 8 7 10 9
Sat 29 OFF
Sun 30 OFF
Mon 31 TOWER 1 6 8 7
Tue 1 February TOWER 1/2 38 37 6
Wed 2 TOWER 2 36 35 38 37
Thu 3 TOWER 2 34 33 36 35
Fri 4 TOWER 2 32 31 34 33
Sat 5 OFF
Sun 6 OFF
Mon 7 TOWER 2 30 29 32 31
Tue 8 TOWER 2 28 27 30 29
Wed 9 TOWER 2 26 25 28 27
Thu 10 TOWER 2 24 23 26 25
Fri 11 TOWER 2 22 21 24 23
Sat 12 OFF
Sun 13 OFF
Mon 14 TOWER 2 20 19 22 21
Tue 15 TOWER 2 18 17 20 19
Wed 16 TOWER 2 16 15 18 17
Thu 17 TOWER 2 14 12 16 15
Fri 18 TOWER 2 11 10 14 12
Sat 19 OFF
Sun 20 OFF
Mon 21 TOWER 2 9 8 11 10
Tue 22 TOWER 2 7 6 9 8
Wed 23 TOWER 2 7 6
Thu 24 LOBBY LOBBY
Fri 25 LOBBY LOBBY

BREAKING:

Effective December 14, 2021, the City and County of Honolulu imposed a new State Tax which is additional to the current rate of 4.712% for GE and 10.248% for TA.

For all nights booked from January 01, 2022 an extra 3% Oahu Transient Accommodation Tax (OTAT) will be added to all reservations and quotes.
This makes the total tax rate for short term vacation rentals 17.96% which must be submitted to the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation.
We will be contacting all upcoming guests, who have already booked, as soon as possible to advise of the increased amount that will be required on your arrival.
All new bookings (from 1st January 2022), will include this tax in the listed suite price.
Mahalo for your understanding.
For more information on these changes, click here.
Have you spotted something NEW in our suites recently?
Our brand new in room digital concierge screens are now available for you to explore! They make our contactless check in/check out a breeze!
In each unit, you’ll be able to access the following:
Unique to Darmic in the Waikiki Banyan, check out the video below to see how this device can enhance your stay!

 

Did you know you can now book directly with us?

We’ve recently upgraded our website, and included the functionality for customers to book directly with us.

You can see live availability, pricing and information about each of our suites by heading to our website at www.darmic.com 

As always, if you’d like more information on a suite – you can contact our Reservations Team at reservations@darmic.com

Book with confidence, book direct!

Featured banner photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Ahupuaa is a traditional Hawaiian system of land division from mauka (mountains) to makai (ocean). It represents much more than that, though. Ahupuaa is a way of life that represents sustainability and the harmonious nature of relationships.

There are three levels within an ahupuaa: mauka (mountains), kula (plains), and makai (ocean). Each holds a unique ecosystem of plants and animals, as well as a community, that work together and depend on one another as water flows from the mountaintop, through the plains, and into the ocean. This way, the fisherman can give to the farmer, and the farmer can give to the fisherman. When we do our part to malama (care for) the land and each other, the land cares for us in return.

 

It’s one thing to visit a place. But it’s another to make that place better upon leaving.

 

Discover how you can give back on your future trip to Hawaii by visiting gohawaii.com/malama.

Download the GoHawaii App – Hawaii’s official app for visitors.

It’s everything you need to plan the Hawaii vacation you have dreamed about.

Created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the GoHawaii app is an informative resource for travelers looking to plan their trip, and discover all that Hawaii offers.

The GoHawaii app offers users the ability to access information regarding the six major Hawaiian Islands: KauaiOahuMauiMolokaiLanai and Hawaii (Big Island).

Keep up to date with events, places of interest, cultural activities and more! A directory of relevant Hawaii websites and phone numbers is also provided to direct travelers to other reliable sources for information and assistance.

For more information, or to download on your Apple or Android device – scan the QR code with your device’s camera function, or head to the website!

For the 6th year running, LUXlife is delighted to announce the winners of their annual Resorts and Retreats Awards 2021.

As many borders begin to open and tourists begin to return to their favorite retreats, LUXlife Magazine felt it was the perfect time to once again recognize the businesses and enterprises responsible for providing consumers with the rest, relaxation and truly memorable getaways needed as part of a balanced and healthy life.

Darmic was voted Best Family Owned Vacation Rental Accommodation in Hawaii – an award gratefully received after a difficult year for the tourism industry.

To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit https://www.lux-review.com/issues/resorts-and-retreats-awards-2021/ where you can view the event supplement and full winners list

(Darmic’s supplement is listed on page 30).

 

 

All floors of the Waikiki Banyan (except the 6th floor) have a laundry room for guests to use.

Washing machines and dryers are coin-operated – however now you can also download an easy-to-use payment App (PayRange) on your phone.  This is available for free on IOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play).

Once the App is installed, simply add funds (using a variety of payment methods) and you are ready to go.

We would recommend that our guests download and set this up before their trip to Hawaii.

UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 13TH 2021 –  The Waikiki Banyan Recreation Deck currently has maintenance work in-progress.  At the time of this notice, the swimming pool, hot tubs/spas, barbeques  and playground are not affected and are operating (following COVID-19 protocols).  The tennis/pickleball/basketball court is not operational at this time (as there are no nets or fences) – however the area is able to be used for other recreational/exercise activities.

Proposed Rec Deck – August 2021

 

UPDATE – JULY 25TH 2021 – Spalling work is now complete, thank you to everyone for your patience during this time.     Please note that there are currently no base boards (skirtings) in the Waikiki Banyan main hallways  – as new carpet is being installed later in the year.

UPDATE – APRIL 1ST 2021 :     The Drain/Vent Line Project is now complete.   There is still some spalling work being conducted around the perimeter of the garage (levels 1-5) – until May 2021 – which may have affects such as dust and noise in some suites/floors.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

 

This new site is bigger and brighter, easier to navigate and now features a Specials page and Testimonials.   A Frequently Asked Questions page is also included which has been compiled over the years from your most commonly asked questions.

Each of our accommodation options are showcased with larger images of the suites and more details on amenities and rates.

Plus we have added an Enhance Your Stay section – where we will be introducing our recommendations for Activities, Dining and Shopping on Oahu.
Keep an eye out here for special deals and promotions in the future… exclusively for our Darmic guests.