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Laniākea literally translated means 'open skies' or 'wide horizons'

This name is well-suited given both the open-air design of the building, and our mission of opening doors for women. The open-air corridors, courtyard and pool provide a Hawaiian sense of respite within the bustling business district of downtown Honolulu.

Laniākea is home to an era of tremendous social awareness and change in Hawaii. Its history inspires generations of women to rededicate themselves to the cause of community service.

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Laniākea is is available for conferences, events, meetings, weddings, pool parties and grad nights. The elegance of historical Laniākea lends itself perfectly to any event and boasts a unique selection of rooms and spaces to accommodate groups from 5 to 150. A quiet retreat from its busy surroundings.

For rental information including room descriptions, rates and amenities click here.

Laniākea is listed on the State and National Historic Register as part of the Hawai'i Capital Historic District.

Laniākea is also a part of the self-guided walking tour of the Historic Honolulu Capitol District.

Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

1040 richards street
honolulu, hi 96813
(808) 538-7061

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Did you know?

Laniākea was designed by renowned female architect, Julia Morgan. Ms. Morgan is best known for designing Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. She is said to have lived on Hershey Bars and Lifesavers, be tireless and demanding and was the first female architect to design a public building on O'ahu. Ms. Morgan designed over 700 buildings in her career and listed Laniākea among her top 10 favorite projects.

Laniākea History

YWCA of O‘ahu History

Historical Photo Gallery


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