The Launiu Ward Village - New Condo Tower Development in Kaka'ako

The Launiu Ward Village is a new condo tower coming to the Kaka'ako area of Honolulu, planning to bring 486 homes to the Ward Village master-planned community. It will be developed on the front-row, a location reserved for luxury towers. The Launiu will be the 11th tower in Ward Village and is estimated to begin construction around Q3 2024. Sales for units in The Launiu started February 2024.

Rendering Of The Launiu Ward Village Pedestrian Arrival

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The Launiu is being designed with an undulating exterior, referencing a mid-20th century Honolulu / international coastal style. The tower intends to keep to the tenets of the neighborhood - maximizing mauka-makai view corridors while creating a livable space that enhances the pedestrian experience.

The Launiu's name means 'Coconut Leaf,' named for the coconut groves that covered the area during Victoria Ward's ownership of the land. It will be located in the Ward Village neighborhood, a master-planned community developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation. The planned development site is at the intersection of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard.

Building Information

  • Address - 928 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
  • 40-Story Residential Tower
  • 396 Tower Units, 90 Podium Units
  • Studio to 3-Bed Floor Plans
  • Level 7 club-style amenities

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About The Launiu Ward Village

The Launiu will be the eleventh residential tower in Ward Village, located at the corner of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard. It is heavy on amenities and similar to Kalae, another front-row tower, in many ways. Permits indicate the Launiu's development will contain 21,726 sqft. of commercial and retail space in addition to 78,310 sqft. of recreational space, much of which represents the building's unique selling point of being very amenity-focused.

Amenity Deck Rendering For The Launiu

It will be a 40-story tower, containing a total of 486 units in studio to 3-Bed floor plans. The units will be distributed between the tower and podium, with the tower containing 396 units, with some featuring lanais on both the Diamond Head and Ewa side of the tower. The podium will contain the remaining 90 units, mostly in Studio floor plans. The building will overlook Kewalo Basin and sport an undulating design that references a mid-20th century Honolulu international coastal style. The Launiu is being developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Arquitectonica as architects, ODADA as interior designers, and VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture.

Location

Map Of Ward Village And Future Developments

The Launiu Ward Village is a new residential condo tower in Honolulu that has begun sales. It will be situated on the front-row in the Ward Village neighborhood, a master-planned community within the larger Kaka’ako area. To the east of Ward Village is Ala Moana, Waikiki, and Diamond Head, giving residents of the neighborhood easy access to the Honolulu nightlife.

The Launiu is being developed at the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue, across the street from the Kalae development, another new tower coming to Ward Village that just broke ground. The Launiu will be on the opposite side of Ward Ave. from Kalae's development. The entrance will lie on Auahi Street, near the lower left in the above image. Since The Launiu is on the edge of the front row, it provides a closer connection to Our Kaka'ako than many other towers in the neighborhood.

Ward Village is a master-planned community in the Kaka’ako area of Honolulu, built from the ground up to be pedestrian friendly. It offers plenty of shopping, dining, and retail spaces in addition the Ward Entertainment Center, a multipurpose venue. Take a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood and you're bound to find charming cafes to visit, amazing restaurants and bars for a night out, and even high-tech co-working spaces with breathtaking views of the ocean. You can read more about the Ward Village Master Plan here.

Resident Lifestyle

The Launiu's lifestyle will be a mix of modern luxury blended with a unique Hawaii charm. Think calm mornings on your east-facing lanai, exceptional service from on-site staff, and amenities that'll put a lot of other towers to shame. The Launiu is heavy on the amenities and it also ensures better privacy for you when using those amenities. This tower's amenity deck is a floor above that of Kalae and Alia, the neighboring buildings, offering a higher vantage point for ocean views.

The streetscapes are very pedestrian-friendly, allowing for seamless integration of towers with the surrounding area. With Ward Village being a very walkable neighborhood, you're always going to be a short walk away from the modern conveniences, with the beach a slightly more leisurely stroll away. The unique location of The Launiu means that residents also have easy access to everything that the Our Kakaako neighborhood has to offer - meaning residents have an abundnace of trendy boutiques, amazing restaurants, bars, community spaces, and events not far from their front door. To the east is the Ala Moana Shopping Center, the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Not to be outshone, to the west lies SALT at Our Kakaako.

Services & Amenities

The Launiu will have a 7th floor amenity terrace atop the podium, complete with lush green spaces and sweeping views. The breezeway will create a framed view of Diamond Head as the fitness areas seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces. Meanwhile, the ground floor of The Launiu will have both outdoor and indoor recreational space, including gardens, a dog run, and casual meeting spaces in addition to commercial retail locations.  

The Launiu Port Cochere Rendering

Level 1 Features & Services

  • Mail Room
  • Parcel Storage
  • Security Office
  • Residence Manager Office
  • Secured Bicycle Storage
  • Guest Parking
  • Dog Run
  • Residential Vehicle Entrance
  • Retail Space Along Ward Avenue

Rendering of The Palm Deck at The Launiu

Level 7 Amenity Deck

  • Amenity Lobby
  • Resort Pool
  • Fitness Pool
  • Spa
  • Great Lawn
  • Sunset Deck
  • Palm Deck
  • Five Clubrooms
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Dining Cabana
  • Play Structure
  • Tide Pool
  • BBQ Grills
  • Men & Women's Locker Rooms
  • Fitness Room
  • Movement Studio

Condo Units

The Launiu will come with a total of 486 units in Studio to 3-Bedroom floor plans. The podium will hold 90 units, mostly in Studio floor plans, while the tower will the remaining 396 units in floor plans that range from Studio to 3-Bed. The Studios are particularly seeing a lot of interest from buyers as the developer Howard Hughes hasn't previously put them in the other front-row towers.

Rendering Of A Unit In The Launiu Ward Village

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Units in The Launiu will feature 9' ceilings and Oak wood engineered flooring in main living areas, with floor-to-ceiling windows and juliet balconies in living rooms. Kitchens will include Studio Becker cabinets and Sub-Zero Appliances, plus Quartzite stone islands, countertops, and backsplashes. The bathrooms have a minimalist design, with quartz countertops, porcelain tiles, and accent lighting. Tower units on the Diamond Head side of the development will feature Lanai to accentuate the views while units on the sunset side will have Juliet balconies.

The Launiu bathroom rendering

Upper level homes will include high-quality materials such as lava stone, opus incertum, cerused white oak, and adze finished millwork. Some units on the Diamond Head side will feature deep furnishable balconies. There won't be any reserved or affordable housing units in this project. 

Unit Features

  • 9' Ceilings in Main Living Areas
  • Juliet Balconies In Living Rooms
  • Open Kitchen, Living, And Dining Areas
  • Floor-To-Ceiling Windows
  • Oak Wood Engineered Flooring In Main Living Areas
  • Studio Becker Cabinetry In Kitchen And Bathroom
  • Quartzite Stone Countertops, Island, And Backsplash
  • Sub-Zero Refrigerator And Freezer
  • Wolf Cooktop, Oven, And Microwave

Condo Unit Pricing

Rendering Of A Unit In The Launiu Ward Village Facing Mountain

The Launiu pricing starts at $700,000 for the studios and goes as high as $4.4 million for units on the 38th floor. Sales have begun and inventory may already be limited. Reach out at 1-(808) 435-7754 and we'll keep you in the loop with available options. According to submitted applications, the floor plans will be broken down into the following sizes:

Floor Plans

  • 141 Studio Units 
  • 137 1-Bedroom Units
  • 143 2-Bedroom Units 
  • 65 3-Bedroom Units 

The above information is concerning a project that has not yet been completed. The information is subject to change at any time by its developers, who we are not affiliated with. Images used on this page are the property of the developers and may not accurately represent the completed project. All information is subject to verification.

Developer - Howard Hughes Corporation

The Howard Hughes Corporation is an experienced developer of master-planned communities in Hawaii and across the world. The company intends to bring a total of over 4,000 homes to the Ward Village neighborhood and currently has over 25 projects across the world in various stages of development. The Launiu will be the latest addition to the Ward Village community.

Architects - Arquitectonica

Arquitectonica was founded in 1977, receiving near instant acclaim for their bold modern designs. The Launiu will be their first entry in Honolulu’s condo tower scene - judging by their previous works, we expect them to push the limits of design in innovative ways.

Rendering Of Dining Cabana on The Launiu Amenity Deck

Interior Designers - ODADA

ODADA is an international firm recognized for their clean aesthetic, bringing a meticulous and sophisticated take to the table. Their past portfolio includes interiors ranging from piravate residences to wineries and everything in between.

Landscaping - VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture

VITA has global experience, bringing diverse perspectives dedicated to creating special places in their designs. Their previous experience in Hawaii includes the Kukio Golf & Beach Club in Kona, as well as various residential projects.

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Think The Launiu is the perfect place to buy a condo? Need more information about the area or the units before you make the leap?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rendering Of The Launiu Port Cochere

What is The Launiu Ward Village?

  • The Launiu Ward Village is a new residential condo development located in the heart of Oahu, offering residents a blend of modern amenities and natural beauty.

Where is The Launiu Ward Village located?

  • The development is situated in the Ward Village neighborhood, at the intersection of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu.

How many units are available in the development?

  • The Launiu Ward Village will feature a total of 486 residential units.

What types of units are available?

  • The development offers a range of units from studio apartments to 3-bedroom floor plans.

When is the expected completion date for the project?

  • Construction is estimated to begin around Q3 2024. Please contact our sales team for the most up-to-date timeline.

What amenities does The Launiu Ward Village offer?

  • Amenities include a 7th-floor amenity terrace, fitness areas, gardens, a dog run, and commercial retail locations, among others.

The Launiu pool rendering

Who is the developer behind The Launiu Ward Village?

  • The project is being developed by the renowned Howard Hughes Corporation.

Is there a showroom or model unit I can visit?

  • Please contact our team at 1-(808) 435-7754 to find out the latest and schedule a visit to a showroom or model unit when it becomes available.

What is the price range for the units?

  • Pricing details have not been released yet. Please contact our team at 1-(808) 435-7754 for updates pricing information.

How can I reserve a unit?

  • You can contact our sales team directly at 1-(808) 435-7754 to discuss the reservation process and requirements.

Are pets allowed in the development?

  • Yes, The Launiu Ward Village will be pet-friendly according to currently known development plans.

What is unique about The Launiu Ward Village compared to other developments?

  • The Launiu Ward Village boasts an undulating exterior design, referencing mid-20th century Honolulu architecture, and is named after the historic coconut groves of the area.

Is there parking available for residents?

  • Yes, ample parking spaces will be available for residents, with additional details provided upon inquiry.

How close is the development to local attractions and amenities?

  • The Launiu Ward Village is strategically located near the Ala Moana beach, Ala Moana Beach Park, and the world-renowned Ala Moana Shopping Center, among other attractions.

 

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