Haute Digs: Allure Waikiki

Upscale, luxury, and green! Waikiki’s latest high-rise condo is ultra-stylish, cutting edge and cool all the while maintaining a comfortable Hawaiian feel. Chicago-based development firm, Fifield Companies, broke ground on Allure Waikiki in January 2008 teaming with Architects Hawaii and Charles Pankow Builders to make this 35-story eco-luxe building a reality. Recently completed in June 2010, the 291 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences are the ultimate haute buy.

Allure Waikiki boasts high-end resort amenities including state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, a 2,200-square-foot fitness center, one of the largest recreation decks in Waikiki, barbecue areas, and an infinity pool with waterfall. Sustainable features include seasonal energy-efficiency rate appliances in the residences, energy efficient low-E insulated glass windows, private lanais in every residence, and the highlight are the multiple green living wall installations that display several thousand plants grown locally, specifically for Allure Waikiki. The variety of tropical and native Hawaiian plants help improve air quality and encourage a relationship between agriculture and urban living space.

An on-site personal trainer is available to all residents as is a personal concierge program offering services such as private chef bookings, meal delivery, holiday preparation, business scheduling and vacation planning.

Priced starting at $500,000 to more than $1.8 million, units at Allure are attracting the first-time home buyer eligible for the $8,000 tax credit as well as the single set or jet setters seeking low-maintenance yet high quality haute digs.

Allure Waikiki, 1837 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, 808.739.4140 or 866.647.2060, www.AllureWaikiki.com.