You can’t win if you don’t play… and sometimes you just get lucky enough to win a night in the Penthouse Suite at THE MODERN HONOLULU.

The Modern Honolulu

You won’t even believe how it happened.

A few weeks ago I entered the hotel’s #bestIGpool contest on Instagram, and I was totally blown away when I found out that the picture I posted was picked as the top prize –  a one night stay in an Ocean Front Suite.  It gets even better, because when I showed up to check-in I was upgraded to the Penthouse!

To top it off, I was also gifted a box full of LATHER Spa products, a bottle of Prosecco along with chocolate and rasberry filled flutes and a welcome card waiting for me in the room.

Talk about amazing!

Sunset Pool

The picture that won the #bestIGpool contest.

I was so excited because we had planned to celebrate my friend Cina’s bachelorette that night and it was my last weekend living in Hawaii.  What a way to celebrate!

This hotel is one of my favorites, and the Penthouse does not disappoint.

The wraparound terrace is a perfect place to catch the Friday night fireworks in Waikiki, and you can watch the sunset from the bathtub in the master bathroom.

The whole experience was perfection.


Bathroom with a view.

The staff here is amazing! Valentin and Robbie checked me in and handed me an oshibori towel and a welcome drink.  Ken, the bartender at the pool made us the most delicious drinks and so did Maxwell, the bartender at The Study.  We also partied at Addiction nightclub until the wee hours of the morning.  So. Much. Fun!

The bachelorette party showed up at 8pm and the front desk staff was so great they sent a second bottle of Prosecco to celebrate the big night.  The next day everyone went to the Sunset pool – one of my favorite hangout spots in Honolulu.

It feels like a dream that I didn’t want to end.  I can’t wait to come back!

Have you been to THE MODERN HONOLULU?  What was your experience like? Have you ever won something on Instagram? I can’t wait to hear about it!

THE MODERN HONOLULU, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815

The Modern Honolulu

Thank you MODERN staff for the best experience.

Golden Hour


Party girls

Lather Spa

Gifts from LATHER Spa that my friends and I all enjoyed.
I’m ready to go back!



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