Local tour bus company expanding with new facility, and more vehicles

Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 at 7:56 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local tour bus company is getting a $35 million face lift.

Royal Star Hawaii began the second phase of its improvements Wednesday.

The second phase included the blessing and opening of a new bus maintenance facility along Kamehameha Highway in Honolulu.

Royal Star is aiming to develop a new motorcoach facility in the Dillingham area.

The company now has plans to add 20 brand new vehicles to its fleet, including six, 58-seat buses and some luxury 6-seater SUVs.

The deluxe gold buses are equipped with an on-board restroom and outlets at each seat.

To expand and upgrade their fleet alone, the 20 new vehicles cost Royal Star $9 million.

The four-acre Royal Star maintenance facility is also slated to become the future site of the corporate headquarters of its parent company, Stars of Paradise. The third and final phase is expected to be completed in 2020.

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