Courtyard By Marriott Adds Hawaiian Resort

Courtyard by Marriott has opened its newest property in Hawaii. The fast-growing brand has rebranded the iconic King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in the heart of Kailua-Kona on Big Island. Nestled on the grounds where Hawaii’s most famous King lived and ruled, the property underwent a 2-year, USD 35 million facelift that highlights modern design alongside the island’s proud history and traditions. Guests are transported back to 18th Century Hawaii, with a display of artifacts and cultural riches including a fascinating mural, portraits of Hawaiian royalty, Ahu’ula (treasured feather cape), Mahi’ole (feather helmet), Lei Hulu (feather wreaths), Lei Nio Palaoa (whale’s tooth pendant), weapons and ancient Hula instruments.


455 guestrooms and suites pay tribute to the island lifestyle and landscape. The carpet reflects the organic flow of the lava fields, while native flora-inspired upholstery are accented by contrasting light and dark woods enhanced with intricate Hawaiian tattoo designs. Each accommodation features a balcony that opens up to panoramas of Kailua Bay and comfortable amenities including new bedding, a spacious bathroom with Bath & Body Works products, 37-inch flatscreen television, complimentary high-speed internet access, iPod docking station, direct-dial telephones, workstation, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities with Kona coffee.


For dining, the newly-opened Honu’s on the Beach restaurant offers guests a spacious lanai complete with living firepits to relax and enjoy fresh island cuisine in a spacious open-air indoor/outdoor setting, while the Island Breeze Luau presents Polynesian favorites and cultural performances. The American cuisine at the popular Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille complements the hotel’s new infinity-edged pool and lava rock whirlpool with red underwater lighting.


The grounds of the Kamakahonu continue to be a gathering place for influential decision-making. Business travellers and meeting planners have 11 flexible conference venues to choose from for social and business events, while leisure guests can take advantage of the array of recreational facilities that include the white sand beach and a fully-equipped fitness center.


Owned and managed by the Pacifica Hotel Company, Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel joins sister resorts Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach and the Courtyard Waikiki Beach in Hawaii as the brand’s third property. Marriott International currently has 17 hotels and resorts across 6 brands operating in the state.


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