It was exactly two years ago Wednesday when the hotel formerly known as the Waikiki Edition abruptly switched management overnight, with little warning. The 353-room hotel - the first of a new brand partnership between Marriott International and Ian Schrager - was severely underperforming, according to its owners, who consequently opted to end their franchise agreement and become an independent hotel. Suffice to say, the hotel’s public image took a hit, particularly online. New management* was able to work with TripAdvisor to eliminate all previous guest reviews and start over with a clean slate as the Modern Honolulu, according to Nicholas Barger, director of rooms at the Modern Honolulu, who appeared on a webinar Tuesday titled "Climbing TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index," presented by ReKnown, ReviewPro and TripAdvisor. Get the full story at HotelNewsNow and ReviewPro