Howard Hughes, Discovery Plan Luxury Honolulu Property

The waterfront tower is part of a 60-acre master-planned project.

Ariel view of O'ahu water front and buildings located on the beach with natural Hawaiian greenery behind them

The 33-story ’Ilima Ward Village will be located on O’ahu. Image courtesy of Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes Holdings has partnered with Discovery Land Co. to develop ’Ilima Ward Village, a residential project at the master-planned Ward Village property in Honolulu. The luxury community will be Discovery’s only residential offering on O’ahu.

The joint venture has tapped Robert A.M. Stern Architects to design the community, while VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture will tackle landscape design and Champalimaud Design will be the project’s interior designer. The 33-story ’Ilima Ward Village will offer 148 units and feature Discovery’s signature concierge services and amenities. Located along Ala Moana Boulevard, residents will have unobstructed views of the ocean and nearby Diamond Head volcano. ’Ilima Ward Village will have a companion tower called Melia Ward Village. The two communities will be connected through a botanical garden pathway.

Ward Village currently hosts 4,616 condo units and 915,000 square feet of retail. Howard Hughes previously opened its Kōʻula and ’A‘ali‘i communities, both of which are fully sold. The developer recently started presales for The Launiu Ward Village. Its other residential projects in Ward Village, still under development, are already nearly fully sold out.

Working on luxury neighborhoods

Discovery’s partnership with Howard Hughes began in 2015, when the two companies developed Summit Club. Together, the joint venture built a 600-acre luxury neighborhood within Howard Hughes’ Summerlin community in Las Vegas. More recently, the partnership added more sites on 54 additional acres to meet the ongoing demand with Summit Club.

On its own, Discovery has completed several luxury developments in Hawai’i before ’Ilima Ward Village. The developer’s portfolio includes Kūkiʻo Golf & Beach Club, a 1,100-acre resort and oceanfront residential community, along with Mākena Golf & Beach Club and North Shore Preserve. With a portfolio of 35 communities across the world, Discovery’s reach stretches from New York to California, but also includes properties in Mexico, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates.

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