Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club

Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club is a hotel in Ko Olina, Hawaii, a resort community in Kapolei. It is located 30 minutes away from Honolulu on the western side of Oahu. Opened in 2003, the hotel consists of three resort towers, each housing roughly 200 units. The resort is expected to construct a fourth and final tower in the near future which would add an additional 202 units to the property.

Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club
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Hotel chainMarriott Vacation Club
General information
LocationKapolei, Hawaii
Address92-161 Waipahe Place
Coordinates21°19′54″N 158°07′16″W / 21.331638°N 158.121210°W / 21.331638; -158.121210
OpeningJanuary 27, 2003
OwnerMarriott International
ManagementMarriott Vacation Club
Technical details
Floor count16
Other information
Number of rooms546
Number of restaurants3
Website
Official website

Primarily a condominium resort, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club's guest rooms offer the amenities found in homes, such as fully equipped kitchens and washing machines with dryers. The resort also contains three pools and three restaurants. Other amenities include a children's club, a spa, a weekly luau, and access to Ko Olina's manmade lagoons.

Owned and managed by Marriott Vacation Club, the resort also serves as a timeshare property, allowing members to stay at the resort for discounted rates with special privileges. The property underwent a renovation in 2014, which remodeled the rooms and updated the exteriors and cosmetic appearance of the hotel.

HistoryEdit

 
Resort property

Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club opened on January 27, 2003, offering "timeshare units, condominiums, and villa homes" to offer the amenities of an actual home.[1]

In 2012, the resort completed construction on the third tower in the property, adding an additional 132 units; this made Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club the largest Marriott resort on the Hawaiian islands.[2] During this same time, Marriott announced that condo sales at the property were at nearly 100 percent.[3]

On January 22, 2016, Longhi's Steakhouse, a Hawaiian restaurant line, announced the opening of a future location at the resort, due for completion by May 1, 2016; Longhi's will fill the space previously occupied by Chuck's Steakhouse.[4] Marriott Vacation Club discussed plans to add 190 units to the property in June 2015,[5] but in February 2016, they announced newer plans to construct a fourth tower at the resort, which would add an additional 202 units to the property instead.[6] According to the hotel, Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club is Marriott Vacation Club's most profitable property in their collection.[7]

DesignEdit

Marriott's Ko Olina Beach is a "plantation-style" resort, located on 650 acres of land in the Ko Olina gated community.[8] Vice President of Hawaiian Marriott Vacation Clubs, Edgar Gum, stated that "the attention to detail and relaxing views will make for many memorable vacation experiences for our owners and guests."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kauffman, Scott (May 29, 2015). "Best Resorts of Hawaii's Main Island Oahu Revealed". World Property Journal. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Kinney, Ed; Ader-Grob, Jacqueline V. "Company Milestones" (PDF). Marriott Vacations Worldwide. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Kauffman, Scott (July 3, 2012). "Marriott Vacations Securitizes $250 Million in Loans". World Property Journal. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Shimogawa, Duane (January 22, 2016). "Longhi's Restaurants expanding to Ko Olina Resort in West Oahu". Pacific Business News. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Shimogawa, Duane (June 29, 2015). "Marriott plans 190 more units at Ko Olina Beach Club in West Oahu". Pacific Business News. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Shimogawa, Duane (February 29, 2016). "Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club in West Oahu plans to add 202 units". Pacific Business News. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ko Olina Announces Third Annual Beachfront Valentine's Day Vow Renewal". PRweb. April 17, 2016. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Oahu Resorts". Best of Oahu. Retrieved April 17, 2016.

External linksEdit

Official website

Coordinates: 21°20′20″N 158°07′12″W / 21.339°N 158.120°W / 21.339; -158.120