Sheraton Announced $230 Renovation of Hawaiian Properties

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has announced that its largest brand, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and its owners invested over $230 million to refurbish its four Hawaiian properties. The large-scale, multi-year project was completed with the recent unveiling of the Sheraton Kona Resort.

    The revitalization projects include the $188 million renewal of the Sheraton Waikiki, the $6.5 million renovation of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, a $16 million upgrade to the Sheraton Kauai Resort, and a $20 million refresh of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay.

    The Sheraton completed its nearly $188 million renovation of Sheraton Waikiki’s 1,636 rooms with a theme of “contemporary Hawaiian sophistication.” The renewal starts at beach level and reaches to the top of the 31-floor structure, offering new guest rooms and suites, redesigned public areas with new landscaping and pools, renewed convention facilities, new restaurants and bars, and a new back-of-house equipment to increase service efficiency.

    The resort introduced to Waikiki the first infinity-edge pool and the only oceanfront adult-only pool, complete with a swim-up bar. Guests can enjoy family fun at the Helumoa Playground, which offers a 70-foot-long waterslide, two whirlpools, and chaise water sunning benches spread around a 12,500-square-foot area. With the recent grand opening of the million-dollar Leahi Club, Sheraton Waikiki is home to Hawaii’s only Sheraton Club Lounge, offering guests views of Diamond Head and the Pacific.

    In December 2011, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, anchored by the Pu‘u Keka‘a (Black Rock), introduced a new sense of Hawaiian luxury to the Ka‘anapali Resort with the redesign and renovation of its guest rooms. The $6.5 million renewal introduced Hawaiian colors, textiles and prints to the location of the 508-room resort. The property incorporated traditional Hawaiian artwork, light hues, carpeting and drapery, and new tropical furnishings. There is now wireless Internet in every guest room. The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also taken several steps toward sustainability with the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in the parking structure.

    Sheraton Kauai Resort, nestled into 20 acres along Kauai’s Poipu Beach, completed its $16 million revitalization in April. Upon arriving at the 394-room resort, guests are greeted by a refurbished and modern porte-cochere and the upgraded Ocean Lobby. The lobby opens into a new, open-air Ocean Courtyard that is landscaped and adorned with tiki torches. It features six seating areas, three of which have fire pits. An added breezeway provides direct access to the resort’s expanded and tiered Ocean Pool, lined with eight private, bungalows sitting on the shore. The hotel’s Rum Fire restaurant is the island’s newest hotspot and offers 180-degree ocean views from its 240-seat restaurant and lounge. For venue for meetings, banquets or special celebrations, the new Luana Kai room overlooks Poipu Beach and is the only oceanfront indoor function space on Kauai.

    The newly renamed Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa (formerly Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa) completed a $20 million resort renewal in September 2012. Enhancements to guestrooms, public areas and meeting spaces include culturally inspired designs by Hawaii designer Sig Zane. A new lobby arrival experience and Flying Fish activity outfitters were added. New oceanfront dining concepts include Rays on the Bay, touted as the only restaurant in the world with manta ray viewing.

    Information from: http://www.hotelmanagement.net/sheraton/sheraton-announces-230m-renovation-of-hawaii-properties-18445?page_id=2
     
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    That's great news, thanks for sharing!:)
     
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    A whole $230 dollars? :D
     
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    I was thinking the same thing :)

    Seriously though- apart from the title it is good news to see this group of hotels getting an upgrade.
     
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    I'd like to announce that I painted our garage last December, repaired the fence in April, and steam cleaned our carpets in September.
     
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    Oops I forgot once again :p
     
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    That was for the Princess Kaiulani.
     
  8. mrredskin
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    how's the Waikiki, now? we'll be overnighting around there on the last night of our honeymoon. i think i currently have a res at the Hilton. $180ish for a mid-week night
     
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    and they haven't done anything to Sheraton Princess yet....still POS IMHO
     
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    Somewhere in the distant past I read an article that the Princess K and the Westin were going to be built into some fantastic new complex that would include a high-rise W. Was I hallucinating? Does anyone else remember this?
     
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    Well, $230 doesn't go as far as it used to when it comes to refurbishing...
     

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