Hyatt Expands in Kauai with the Historic Coco Palms Resort
Tyler Greene, manager of Coco Palms Hui LLC states, "Mahalo to the local and state government for their support of the redevelopment efforts of the historic Coco Palms Resort. Our endeavor to revitalize the grounds and rebuild, all the while preserving the soul of the iconic resort is an ambitious project. We are delighted to join forces with Hyatt, another Hawaiian icon of hospitality that has been delivering authentic hospitality to guests for over 30 years in Hawaii. Hyatt is the perfect leader to steer a thoughtful, honorable and rejuvenated guest experience at The Coco Palms Resort."
The Coco Palms Resort is located in the Wailua area of southeastern Kauai. It is approximately five minutes from the town of Kapaa, which was recognized as one of "America's Prettiest Towns" by Forbes Magazine in 2013 and is a short drive from Lihue International Airport. The resort's redevelopment plan will preserve the original footprint of the property and signature lagoon, while rebuilding approximately 331 guestrooms and 32 bungalows, multiple restaurants, lounges and swimming pools. The guest experience will be enhanced by the adjacent Wailua Beach and River, one of the largest coconut groves on the Hawaiian Islands and sweeping views of the Nounou Mountain, locally known as the Sleeping Giant. Currently plans are in progress for the catalogue and potential restoration and reuse of historic and unique elements of the hotel. A community center highlighting the cultural significance of the site will be located on property which will serve to educate residents and visitors about the area's native culture, history and arts.
"The redevelopment of The Coco Palms Resort is not just a feel-good story. The investment of time, money and labor to revitalize the resort grounds and reignite the spirit of this legendary hotel is great news for our community," said Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. "We are delighted that Coco Palms Hui LLC has chosen Hyatt to manage The Coco Palms Resort. Hyatt's brand presence in our community with Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is exemplary and we look forward to Hyatt's contributions as our community continues to grow in importance as a tourist destination."
Jordan Meisner, senior vice president of operations for Hyatt stated, "In Kauai, our brand presence is underscored by the excellent reputation and memorable experiences that Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa associates have created for guests for the past 23 years. From stories of wonderful vacation adventures to loving wedding and honeymoon memories, Hyatt has been a welcoming host. We look forward to welcoming a new generation of visitors to The Coco Palms Resort along with our owners Coco Palms Hui LLC, all the while recognizing and honoring the spirit and history of the resort."
Hyatt's history on Hawaii spans over three decades, and bears a strong, thirty-plus year ongoing commitment to both associates and visitors of Hawaii. In addition to Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Hyatt's presence in Hawaii includes the recently opened Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa and Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach. Through job opportunities and each hotel's participation in cultural events and charitable involvement, Hyatt hotels are active members of the communities that they serve.
Hyatt continues to grow its portfolio across all brands globally. As of March 31, 2014, the Company's executed contract base consisted of approximately 240 hotels or approximately 54,000 rooms. For more information, please visit www.hyattdevelopment.com.
The term "Hyatt" is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation or one or more of its affiliates.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 12 premier brands and 679 properties in 54 countries, as of September 30, 2016. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to create value for shareholders, build relationships with guests and attract the best colleagues in the industry. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt™, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names and have locations on six continents. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.