Disney's Aulani hotel looks to hire 800

Disney's Aulani resort under construction. (Source: Oscar Valenzuela)
Disney's Aulani resort under construction. (Source: Oscar Valenzuela)
Todd Apo
Todd Apo

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Aulani, the Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, is looking for 800 people to hire in the coming weeks to staff its new hotel.

Scheduled to open Aug. 29, Aulani will be a family destination featuring Disney cast members restaurants and water slides on the beach front property.

Hiring for the majority of the 800 positions needed to open the resort has begun, with more positions being added through December as additional rooms are opened.

Representatives from Aulani will be on hand at the WorkForce 2011 Job & Career Fair May 18 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center where potential applicants can apply.

Built on 21 acres in Ko Olina, Aulani, will feature 359 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas.

Rooms are housed in two 15-story towers with views of the ocean, mountains and grounds.

On-site are two restaurants, an 18,000-square-foot spa, a wedding lawn, a conference center and extensive water activities, including a central swimming pool, 900-foot tube floating watercourse, wading pool, body slides, sunset-facing hot tubs, a quiet adult pool, a snorkel lagoon, and a conservation pool.

Aulani will also include a signature kids' club - Aunty's Beach House - where kids can explore Hawaiian culture through fun and games, arts and crafts, and many other experiences created just for them.

Information about jobs and careers at Aulani is also available online at www.aulani.jobs.

Tonight we'll take you inside the construction new hotel.

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