Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts will open its fifth Hawaiian property this summer on the western coast of Oahu, a short drive from Honolulu airport and Waikiki Beach.
Reservations at Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina are being accepted from July 1, with rates starting just under $600 for an entry-level Aloha room.
Previously the JW Marriott Ihilani, several hundred million dollars were spent transforming the beachside property into a Four Seasons. Ko Olina is a resort community with a number of hotels, a golf course, marina, and four beach coves, the Ko Olina Lagoons.
The resort will offer 358 rooms, including 52 suites, all with private furnished balconies. Marble bathrooms have dual vanities and a separate walk-in shower and bathtub. A number of restaurants will serve everything from fresh seafood to pan-Asian and Italian cuisine.
The Oahu Spa and Wellness Centre spreads over six floors and 35,000 square feet, with six treatment rooms, experience showers, Roman pools, an outdoor lap pool, a salon, and a barber shop.
In addition to the pool at the spa, the grounds of the resort have two family pools joined by a sandy beach and an adult pool. There is a tennis centre with five courts and a 10,000 square feet Health Club with fitness facilities. An arrival & departures lounge with locker rooms is available for guests to freshen up before or after a flight outside of check-in and check-out times.
With the opening of its Oahu resort, Four Seasons now has properties on four of the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, and Lanai. Its two hotels on Lanai are currently closed for renovation and should reopen in the first half of the year as well.
Four Seasons will open its second Dubai property, at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in April (see news, November 2015).
Paul J DeVries