Closed for three months due to trademark issues, the nightclub at the Modern Honolulu hotel celebrated a grand reopening under new management Dec. 1.
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.