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    Default Investing in Ala Moana Hotel Condo

    Anyone here have invested in a condo in the Ala Moana Hotel? Are you happy with your investments? Get a lot of rentals?

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    Default Re: Investing in Ala Moana Hotel Condo

    We bought a studio awhile back when prices were inflated. You can get a much better price now. The Ala Moana hotel rental management takes 50 percent of the rent, so many handle their own rental or go with another company. Even with the 50% cut, we receive about $1200 to $1700 per month. That's all I know... this is my husband's thing.

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    Default Re: Investing in Ala Moana Hotel Condo

    IIRC, parking doesn't come with a unit. It might be worthwhile to find out more about the parking situation should a guest choose to rent a car.

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    Great point about the parking. Lack of [or too high priced] parking definitely knocks out of the picture a whole bunch of potential renters.
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    Default Re: Investing in Ala Moana Hotel Condo

    Thanks for your replies. Yes, sure have to weigh in all the pros and cons. We're looking to buy an investment studio in or around Waikiki.

    Sharilyn> How often, on average, is your Ala Moana Hotel studio rented per month when going through the hotel rental management?

    Mahalo!

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    Default Re: Investing in Ala Moana Hotel Condo

    I was interested in purchasing an AMH unit in 2007 to use as an office/town crash pad. Lack of parking knocked it out of contention. I just checked a couple of listings for studios and noticed the monthly maintenance fee for under 250 sq ft is $673. That seems unusually high compared to other buildings I'm familiar with. As an investment it does intrigue me, tho'!

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