August 14: HPU Waterfront Lofts @ Aloha Tower Marketplace
On August 14, 2015, 12 HSBP members attended a Boardroom visit at Hawaii Pacific University’s (HPU) Waterfront Lofts at Aloha Tower Marketplace. We were greeted by Marites McKee, Dean of Students for the Department of Student Life who took us on a tour of the property. HPU is putting the final touches on the $50 million renovation. Fifty percent of the Aloha Tower Marketplace will be HPU’s property and the rest will be Aloha Towers. The Hawaii Pacific University facility will house 74 dormitory units located on the second floor which will house 278 students. The units include lofts with single, double and triple occupancy rooms and studios with double occupancy rooms.
On the ground floor, students will have access to facilities including the Book Store, Learning Commons, Faculty-Student Lounge, and multi-purpose rooms and HPU offices such as the Welcome Center, Student Life, Waterfront Lofts Housing, Student Government Association, and Campus Activities Board; and various retail and dining options.
HSBP members toured all of these areas and were impressed by the large amount of space available to the students. And the beautiful ocean and mountain views were impressive. Not a student? You can still enjoy the property. The multi-purpose rooms are available for rent to the public and the dining area can also be used for private events.