Star Power: The Haute 5 Celebrity Hangouts in Hawaii

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Johnny Depp at Pearl Ultra Lounge

Pearl Ultra Lounge

Spotted! Johnny Depp at Honolulu’s upscale nightclub, Pearl Ultra Lounge. Last Saturday, July 31, the sexy star of the blockbuster franchise “Pirates of Caribbean” made an appearance at this haute Hawaii venue. Depp along with “Pirates” producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Rob Marshall, and co-star Geoffrey Rush have all spent some time at this sexy spot. Talk about a prime location and serious star fan base. Other notable visitors include David Beckham, Tony Romo, and Nicole Scherzinger. This popular after-hours venue is located among high-end designer stores in the infamous Ala Moana Center of Oahu. Ideal for a post shopping spree cocktail or two, Pearl Ultra Lounge is Hawaii’s premiere luxury lounge experience. Offering fresh signature cocktails like the Vanilla Rose and Cucumber Chill, small plate bites, and VIP bottle service in sensual, security guarded area makes Pearl an ideal retreat for celebs and glitterati alike.

Pearl Ultra Lounge is located at Ala Moana Center, Ho’okipa Terrace, 3rd level. Call 808.944.8000 for more information or visit

Actor & Director, Josh Radnor

The Four Seasons at Wailea

A favorite of Hollywood A-list celebrities, the Four Seasons at Wailea is one of Maui’s top luxury hotels. At the recent, Maui Film Festival, star power was in full effect. Honoree Zack Efron chilled at the poolside cabanas while ‘How I Met Your Mother’ lead actor and ‘Happy Thank You More Please’ film director, Josh Radnor learned to surf. Radnor’s co-star Malin Akerman enjoyed evening festivities including the indulgent ‘Taste of Chocolate’, which took place in the ocean front lawn.

The Four Seasons Hotel at Wailea is located at 3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea, Maui. For reservations call 808.874.8000 or visit

Nobu Matsuhisa with Haute Living contributor, Blaine Ashley


The Malibu, New York, and London locations are all star-studded and Oahu’s outpost is no different. Located in the hip Waikiki Parc Hotel, the restaurant and lounge is one of the hautest places to be seen. In a state sprinkled with scrumptious ‘hole in the wall’ sushi spots, social darlings and stars still can’t get enough of the famous miso black cod and fresh toru tartare. Daniel Dae Kim formerly of Lost and now a lead character in the reinvigorated version of Hawaii Five-0 is a regular customer. Recent star wattage that visited the famous chain includes Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Adam Sandler, and George Clooney.

Nobu is located at 2233 Helumoa Rd. in the Waikiki Parc Hotel. Honolulu, Hawaii. For reservations call 808.237.6999 or visit

An aerial shot of the Kahala Hotel's pool and lagoon

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu’s east shore is scouring with celebs’ and for good reason. This haute hotel is set on 800 feet of secluded beach, featuring 300-plus luxury rooms and five stylish restaurants. Built on one of the best snorkeling spots on Oahu, the property boasts a private lagoon where stars like Kelly Osborne have learned to SUP (stand up paddle board). Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, and their brood are regulars at the pool. Lush gardens are ideal for mid day walks while several celebs simply enjoy quiet downtime lounging in the seaside hammocks during their stays. Kahala Hotel & Resort is the ultimate choice for the discreet star.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is located at 5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii. For reservations call 808.739.8888 or visit

Apartment 3 co-owner, Flash Hansen with Alyssa Fung and former Miss Hawaii, Juliet Lighter

Apartment 3

This chic, modern, sexy and stylish nightlife venue is owned by two of the hautest nightlife promoters in Hawaii, Flash Hansen and Matty Hazelgrove.  These innovative entrepreneurs have a serious following where ever they go with several celebs included. Hazelgrove doubles as a well-known concert promoter with BAMP project, making Apartment 3 a regular post concert party choice for headliners like Andrew Bird, Band of Horses, John Legend, Matt Costa, and MGMT.

Apartment 3 is located at 1750 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu. For reservations call 808.955.9300 or visit

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