|Hokuala – A Timbers Resort // Photo courtesy of Timbers Resorts|
Plans for a new Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach and a $115 renovation slated for the Pacific Beach Hotel top the latest hotel news coming out of Hawaii.
Get the details on these projects and more as Travel Agent highlights the latest selling points for Hawaii-bound clients.
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach to Open This Fall
A new Hyatt property will open in Waikiki this fall in the former Waikiki Trade Center. The Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach will have 230 guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling window views, contemporary amenities, spa-like bathrooms, an outdoor swimming pool with private cabanas and an entertainment deck, a bar and restaurant, and a fitness facility. The new Hyatt hotel will anchor the renovated building, which will include a two-story, 34,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and branch of American Savings Bank.
Hokuala Kauai, a Timbers Resort Begins Renovations
Hokuala Kauai, a Timbers Resort, has begun renovation work on its Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, as well as an expansion of its practice facility. Construction will begin this fall on a luxurious new clubhouse with an enhanced pro shop, lagoon-side restaurant and bar, and tennis garden. The rejuvenated Ocean Course (formerly known as the Kiele Course at Kauai Lagoons) is scheduled to reopen in November. While renovation of its front nine holes is being completed, the Hokuala Golf Club has introduced a new scorecard for the course’s back nine holes, with alternate tee boxes for golfers looking to play a full 18-hole round while enjoying one of golf’s most dramatic oceanfront settings.
Fairmont Orchid's 15,000 Honeybees Is Good News for Foodies
Honeybees are "checking in" to the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. The resort recently welcomed a few new additions to its ohana (family): two queen bees and roughly 15,000 honeybees. All are comfortably settling into two new Flow Hive "hotels," ideally located in close proximity to the delicious kiawe tree blossoms near the resort. Adding to Fairmont Orchid’s existing sustainability initiatives, the resort plans to introduce the honey into its food, beverage and spa offerings.
Pacific Beach Hotels to Invest $115 Million in Renovations
Pacific Beach Hotel has announced plans for a $115 million redevelopment that will completely transform the Waikiki hotel. The hotel’s exterior façade, 839 guestrooms and suites, and public areas (including its 280,000-gallon lobby aquarium) will be re-conceptualized, and a destination pool deck with two new pools will be added. Two new restaurants from celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto will be created exclusively for the hotel.
The First Residence Inn Hotel in Hawaii Officially Opens
The Residence Inn Maui Wailea, the first Residence Inn hotel in Hawaii, opened in July. Guests at the condominium-style hotel can take advantage of its fitness center and fuel up with a complimentary fresh breakfast buffet. They can also spend time with family exploring the island on the hotel’s local-area shuttle or at the property’s outdoor pool, which has a fire pit, barbeque area and putting green.