O'AHU, Hawaii, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ko Olina Resort, the 642-acre master-planned resort community on O'ahu's western shore, introduces a new level of luxury experience with the grand opening of the Four Seasons Resort O'ahu at Ko Olina.
This new luxury resort hotel is the crown jewel of Ko Olina, which aptly translates to "place of joy" in the native Hawaiian language. The 371 guest rooms and suites evoke a classic Hawaiian style, each with a private lanai terrace and nearly all with expansive ocean views that can be enjoyed from floor-to-ceiling windows. An exclusive new two-story oceanfront presidential suite offers a one-of-a-kind rooftop sky terrace with private staircase access.
The Four Seasons Resort O'ahu features three newly-designed signature restaurants: La Hiki, with six modern Pan-Asian cuisines inspired by local ingredients; Fish House, predicted to become O'ahu's premier line-to-table seafood restaurant on the edge of the resort's white-sand beach; and Noe, with two Michelin Stars restaurant Chef Ryo Takatsuka offering Italian dishes described as "Capri-meets-O'ahu."
Additional luxury experiences include a 35,000-square-foot spa and fitness complex with an ocean-view five-court Jim Courier tennis facility; family-friendly and adult pools with beach cabanas; two ballrooms; and five function rooms for business and social events of all sizes. The property also includes a new, historically inspired wedding chapel in Four Seasons' tropical gardens.
"We're proud to bring the internationally renowned Four Seasons experience to O'ahu and tie it to the Four Seasons properties on our neighbor islands," said Jeffrey R. Stone, President and Master Developer of The Resort Group. "This luxury resort adds casual elegance and refinement to Ko Olina and represents an investment of $500 million into the destination and the greater luxury market in Hawai'i. This new property has created 800 jobs and our Ko Olina International Hospitality training program presents an opportunity for existing employees and the local community to thrive professionally in our world-class resort."
Resort Experiential Activities
Ko Olina offers a Ted Robinson-designed golf course with a golf academy and full staff of PGA instructors. Ko Olina Golf Club has been home to the LPGA's LOTTE Championship since 2012, drawing more than 144 female golfers each year from around the world in pursuit of the $1.8 million purse.
The Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute, "where heaven meets the earth," is a short walk from the Four Seasons Resort O'ahu. Lanikuhonua hosts a collection of cultural and educational programs throughout the year that feature the music, mele (song) and hula of Hawai'i.
Ko Olina's four perfect white-sand ocean lagoons are connected by more than a mile and a half of seaside pathways for jogging, walking and meditative moments. Ko Olina Marina, the state's largest deep-draft marina, has snorkel and sunset cruises for spinner dolphin, whale, spotted eagle ray and turtle sightings and slips to accommodate luxury vessels on trans-Pacific voyages.
Shopping & Dining Local
Who doesn't love to discover a one-of-a-kind special island surprise? Four Seasons Resort O'ahu's signature Caprice and Wili Wili lifestyle shops feature the best in fashion-forward resort wear and accessories. Ko Olina Station and Center boutiques include Pineapples Boutique and Kids, The Plantation and local favorites, Honolula Surf Co. and Island Sole. Monkeypod Kitchen by Chef Peter Merriman headlines a collection of local eateries utilizing the freshest island produce and serving up popular plate lunches, sushi, pizza and more.
Love, Ko Olina Style
Ko Olina offers the perfect setting for tailored weddings and vow renewal ceremonies at its four wedding chapels, four ocean lagoons, a grand lawn, Lanikuhonua, and the new Four Seasons chapel.
For more information, please visit www.koolina.com
About Ko Olina Resort
Ko Olina is a 642-acre master-planned resort community on the western shore of the island of O'ahu. Resort partners include Four Seasons Resort O'ahu at Ko Olina; Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa; Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club; Beach Villas at Ko Olina; Ko Olina Golf Club; Ko Olina Marina; oceanfront wedding chapels; and the Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center retail hub. The resort, known as O'ahu's premier vacation destination, also features four pristine oceanfront lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways, access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities and the island's best weather.
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