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Grand Hyatt, Kauai’s largest private employer, to close its doors for the rest of the year

The Grand Hyatt in Poipu said it is closing down Dec. 7 and won't reopen until 2021.
The Grand Hyatt in Poipu said it is closing down Dec. 7 and won't reopen until 2021.(Grand Hyatt/Facebook)
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 5:10 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is closing its doors next week after the island’s decision to opt out of the state’s pre-travel testing program for visitors.

The resort said it will remain closed through Dec. 31 and has not set a 2021 date to reopen.

The Grand Hyatt, located in Poipu, is Hawaii’s largest private employer.

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In a statement, the resort said it will be “temporarily suspending operations ... due to new county travel restrictions requiring a 14-day mandatory quarantine for incoming residents and visitors.”

Grand Hyatt said it will not operate as a “resort bubble.”

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