Kona, Hawaii – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
The first and only resort to have won AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star ranking on Hawaii Island reopened on April 30, following a six-week closure caused by the recent earthquake-generated tsunami in Japan. The property is offering special packages to celebrate the reopening.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu had been affected by the storm, which brought water, sand and debris on land. The pool areas, landscaping, a restaurant and 12 guest rooms and suites were affected, but all have been repaired to new quality, including the addition of new lawns, landscaping and oceanfront paths throughout the public areas and an enhanced beach. New beach furniture, additional oceanfront seating at Pahu i’a restaurant, enhanced views from some rooms and suites as well as the addition of private outdoor patios and lawns to some rooms and suites complete the physical enhancements.
The resort’s general manager Robert Whitfield thanked both guests and staff: “I can’t say enough about the dedication of our staff, and the support from our guests through this period – Hualalai is back, and better than ever.”
In addition to being instrumental in clean-up efforts, staff also took part in additional service training through the closure. “Not only have we made the resort look more spectacular than ever, but we’ve also enhanced our service levels through this extensive training – everything is now at its absolute best,” added Whitfield.
In celebration of the reopening, the resort is offering a 6th night free or the Bring a Friend package (a second room, 50 percent off for friends or family) through July 21.