The famous King Kamehameha hotel in Kailua Kona is now a Courtyard by Marriott The hotel has undergone an extensive renovation and repairs from the recent Tsunami. I haven't been inside in a while, but I will check it out next time I am home and post a report. I am happy to see this on several levels, but most importantly, I hope it will bring some tourist dollars back to Kailua Kona. A reliable, three star hotel will not hurt. Maybe Uncle Billy will invest in his infrastructure a little bit, the town itself is, how do I say....bedraggled.