Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay Resort, Kauai Marriott among Hawaiian resorts to complete renovations in 2014

With the end of 2014 just around the corner, a number of properties located throughout the islands of Hawaii have wrapped up on major renovation projects, while others are working on new enhancements for 2015.

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore has completed a resort-wide renovation that included upgrades to all 410 main building guest rooms and hallways, installation of 1,500 solar panels on its roof and the opening of its 11,000-square foot Nalu Kinetic Spa as well as two restaurants – North Shore Kula Grill and Paakai and Surfer, The Bar.

On top of this, the resort has also introduced a new lineup of experiences and activities, including stand-up paddling (SUP), snorkelling, on-site helicopter tours and horseback riding as well as hot hula led be certified personal trainers. For more visit TurtleBayResort.com.

Hotel Wailea, a former Japanese private members club sitting on 15 acres of Maui countryside, finished a multi-million dollar renovation. The hotel’s 72 one-bedroom suites now feature a beach house design with a new pool and private residential-style cabanas as well as an orchard-to-glass apothecary bar.

Inside the contemporary suites, architectural elements such as coral and limestone walls, smoked white oak floors and custom-crafted Hawaiian ohia cabinetry are fused with island aesthetics. For more visit HotelWailea.com.

Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach has wrapped a US$50 million enhancement with final updates to its Kauai and Puna Ballrooms.

The largest on the island, the Kauai Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for receptions and 1,000 for banquets, whereas the Puna Ballroom provides 3,150 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Additionally, all guest rooms and suites at Kauai Marriott Resort have been furnished with a modern interior design inspired by the ocean and garden surroundings. Visit MarriottHawaii.com/Kauai for more information.

With an expected completion date of March 2015, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has begun a $100 million guest-room renovation project to its 1,230 guest rooms. The renovations are to be completed in three phases, three floors at a time. Enhancements will include luxury pillow-top beds, bidet-style toilets, a refreshed colour scheme and modern Hawaiian décor. For more information visit Waikiki.Hyatt.com.

Also undergoing an extensive renovation, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, on Maui is replenishing its 780 guest rooms, 100,000-square feet of meeting space, spa and swimming pools with new furniture, artwork, televisions, LED lighting and a fiber optic Wi-Fi.

Scheduled for completion in early 2015, this grand refresh will provide new room product that is contemporary and meets guest needs. Visit Grandwailea.com.