Skift Take

Nine months after the owners of what is now referred to as the Waikiki Modern tossed out Marriott's Edition team, the hotel is struggling to maintain the chain's promise of a contemporary, boutique stay.

Late into the evening one August night last year, a hostile coup took place in the picture postcard tourist hotspot of Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach. While the city’s political leaders weren’t at risk, some of its sun-seeking visitors were.

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