Posted on: December 5, 2011
Rebranded nightclub unveiled at the Modern Honolulu
Closed for three months due to trademark issues, the nightclub at the Modern Honolulu hotel celebrated a grand reopening under new management Dec. 1.
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Now called Addiction, the rebranded club will be headed by Matt Bendik, the new director of nightlife at the Modern Honolulu, and will feature high-end service, VIP tables, a host of renowned DJs and 40,000 lights.
Formerly known as the Crazybox, the nightclub was first conceived and opened by New York-based hotelier and Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager.
Crazybox was closed, however, shortly after the hotel’s owners, M Waikiki LLC, terminated its management agreement with Marriott International in late August, renamed the 353-room property the Modern Honolulu and empowered Aqua Hotels & Resorts to take over day to day operations.
M Waikiki sued both Marriott and Schrager in May of this year, claiming the partnership failed to create a hotel chain in support of what was then the Waikiki Edition and that mismanagement lead to “outrageously low” occupancy and average daily room rates at the luxury boutique property.