Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
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|Location||Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai'i|
|Owner||Kyo-Ya Management Company|
|Management||Starwood Hotels and Resorts|
|Number of rooms||1636|
|Number of suites||131|
|Number of restaurants||2|
The Sheraton Waikiki Hotel is a resort hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on Waikīkī Beach. It was built in 1971 and is currently owned by Kyo-Ya Management Company, Ltd. and operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
In 1974, Japanese brothers Kenji Osano and Masakuni Osano bought the 3 year-old Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, along with the Sheraton Maui and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. They already owned the Princess Kaiulani Hotel, the Moana Hotel and the Surfrider Hotel. The Osano brothers formed Kyo-Ya Company Limited, a subsidiary of Kokusai Kogyo Company Limited as the corporate entity charged with overseeing the hotel properties. The purchases put the Osano brothers on the Forbes List of World's Richest People in 1999. After the death of the Osano brothers, Takamasa Osano inherited the billions of dollars owned in properties. The Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel is used as the corporate office of the Osano Empire. In 2004 Takamasa Osano sold 65% of Kokusai Kogyo to Cerberus Partners LP to cover $4 billion in defaulted loans. He still controls 35% of the company.