In the heart of Waikiki on Kuhio Avenue and next to the International Marketplace you’ll find The Laylow, an Autograph Collection hotel that’s fast become one of the most popular properties on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Laylow’s General Manager, Robert Friedl, describes the 251-room property as an urban oasis and “a showcase for modernist design and handpicked accessories that tell a captivating story of Hawaii’s melting pot of cultures and mid-century Honolulu”.

At The Laylow, expect to find stylish rooms, a relaxing pool and Hideout, one of the most happening and fun bars in Waikiki that also serves up delicious modern hapa Hawaiian cuisine.

To find out more about the property, Wayfarer Host and HM Editor-In-Chief James Wilkinson spoke on camera to Friedl in Honolulu recently.


Hawaiian Airlines flies to Honolulu from Sydney, Auckland and across the mainland United States. Hawaiian’s brilliant onboard experience includes a stylish Business Class cabin and more Extra Comfort seats on the widebody Airbus A330 aircraft.

In Business Class, you’ find flatbed seats, in a 2-2-2 configuration, that fold down into 180-degree beds that are 20.5 inches wide by 76 inches long.

Also expect a Mai Tai on arrival (and during the flight), a Hawaiian-styled meal service and after dinner, a sleeper service on the overnight flight to Honolulu that features pink duvets and pillows, and new amenity kits. Entertainment comes in the form of large-format iPad tablets that sit on a telescoping arm – something also ideal if you want to watch content on your own device.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management