Oahu May Get Four Seasons Hotel
Good news for Hawaii-bound incentive groups: Oahu seems poised get a new Four Seasons hotel.
According to Pacific Business News, the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina is set to be converted to a hotel-condominium project with retail and other commercial uses. A portion of the current hotel and the entire banquet pavilion will be demolished to make way for new residential towers.
Group 70 was hired assess the Ihilani as part of due diligence for potential redevelopment. The hotel is set to close early next year to undergo a renovation and then reopen under the Four Seasons brand.
The company noted that the maximum additional square footage allowed by zoning for the new development is about 300,000 square feet, and that the building will need to comply with setback and height requirements as well as provide additional parking and loading docks.
Currently, development plans call for the new towers to connect with the existing hotel.
No word yet on capacity or event space. Ko Olina is also home to Disney's Aulani Resort, and Four Seasons is already represented in the islands by four other properties on Maui, Hawaii Island and two resorts on Lanai.