Four Seasons Resort to reopen April 30 following tsunami damage repairs

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai will reopen April 30 after a six-week closure caused by the tsunami from the recent earthquake in Japan.

The resort sustained damage from the storm surge, bringing water, sand and debris onto the grounds, mainly affecting pool areas, landscaping, a restaurant and 12 guest rooms and suites.

"We had planned on opening the resort earlier, however upon further inspection and damage assessment, we determined it best to sustain the closure until April 30, in order to limit impact on the guest experience," says Robert Whitfield, general manager. "While there is no significant structural damage, we are well aware of what our guests desire and our need to provide that experience at the highest level possible. Our thoughts continue to be with those directly affected by this tragedy."

All guests with reservations prior to April 30 are being contacted by the reservations team to make alternate arrangements, which include re-booking at a later date, or staying at the resort's sister properties on Lanai and Maui, and other Four Seasons properties around the world.

For more information and reservations, please call (800) 332-3442 or visit

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