|Rendering of an arial view of Ka Makana Alii with Hampton Inn & Suites in the background. // Photo by DeBartolo Development|
DeBartolo Development and Hampton Hotels recently announced that the first Hampton Inn & Suites in Hawaii will be located at Ka Makana Alii, the 1.4 million-square-foot regional mall being built in West Oahu.
The 175-key hotel centrally located in Kapolei will offer travelers and neighbor island residents visiting friends and family in the area affordable access to West Oahu. Construction on the hotel is slated to begin summer 2015.
Featuring more than 150 new shops and restaurants, a movie theater, and LEED-certified office space, Ka Makana Alii will be Hawaii’s newest mall and the first regional shopping center to be built in more than 30 years. The center’s expanding roster of signed tenants includes anchor department store Macy’s, as well as Forever 21, H&M, and three GAP, Inc. brands.
The signing of Hampton’s first location in Hawaii means the brand will offer more than 2,000 locations globally including across all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Grading and grubbing activities for Ka Makana Alii are slated to begin in December with a formal construction start date announced soon thereafter. The first phase of the center, which includes more than 750,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and hotel space, is scheduled to open in 2016.