Kona Village Resort set to reopen with a major face lift

Kona Village Resort set to reopen with a major face lift
Kona Village Resort renderings of what the redesigned hotel will look like. (Source: Rosewood Hotels and Resorts)

HAWAII ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly eight years after a tsunami wiped out much of the Kona Village Resort, the iconic hotel is set to reopen in 2022.

Rosewood Hotels and Resort announced their plans to reopen the resort following a complete renovation.

The new resort will have 150 standalone guest hales, a spa, state-of-the-art fitness facility, multiple pools and a cultural center.

The original resort’s beloved “Shipwreck Bar” and “Talk Story Bar” will also be restored.

Back in 2011, the hotel closed after sustaining damaged from tsunami waves from an earthquake in Japan. The 81-acre property was reportedly destroyed causing 200 employees to lose their jobs.

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