Ultra-luxury hotel group Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will bring new life to a Hawaiian retreat that has laid dormant on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii since 2011.
Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, is set to open in 2022 after a complete renovation of the property. Spanning over 30 hectares, the resort will draw inspiration from the history of the site, local culture and natural elements to create a unique guest experience that complements the distinctive Hawaiian setting.
The original Kona Village Resort was best known for its free-standing, palm-thatch roof hales and tranquil location.
“We have a long history of investing in Hawaii and we are humbled to be the next steward of Kona Village. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts shares our vision for creating a resort that honours the history of the region,” said Bill McMorrow, Chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson. “In coordination with our talented team of designers, architects, and now with Rosewood on board, we are on track to deliver a world-class experience in a tremendously special location.”
“We are honoured to bring Rosewood’s ‘A Sense of Place’ philosophy to such a hallowed resort in the most stunning of destinations,” says Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group. “Kona Village’s illustrious history and vibrant culture provide the perfect backdrop for Rosewood’s first property in the Hawaiian Islands. This is a defining development, not only for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, but also for Hawaii, and we are grateful to Kennedy Wilson for allowing us to be a part of it.”
Around 15 kilometres north of the Kona International Airport, Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, will debut 150 unique, standalone guest hales with locally inspired decor, spectacular views and a privileged sense of seclusion. Each accommodation will offer a private lānai and outdoor shower.
Guests will have access to new leisure facilities including Sense, A Rosewood Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and multiple pools and tennis courts. A diverse outdoor recreational program will include ocean sports and activities designed to inform, inspire and excite travellers of all ages.