Hawaii is about to get even more luxurious. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has confirmed plans for a new resort, Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina, an integrated luxury beach resort and private residences as part of the Ko Olina development. This will be the fifth hotel from the Four Seasons brand in the state and the first on O’ahu.
The resort won’t be completely new, however, as some of the design will come from the existing Ihilani Resort. These will also be Four Season’s first private residences in Hawai‘i.
Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, noted that island royalty and the world’s elite have long enjoyed Ko Olina, or “place of joy” in Hawaiian, as an exclusive gathering place. “Ko Olina on O‘ahu, with its pristine natural beauty, is an ideal place for Four Seasons to create a world-class resort and residential experience that exemplifies Hawaiian hospitality at its best,” said Mr. Sharp.
Located on the island’s west side, the Ko Olina development also includes Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club; several private resort residential communities; Hawai‘i’s only private deep-draft marina; the award-winning Ko Olina Golf Club; four oceanfront white sand lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways; access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities; and the island’s best weather, all just 17 miles from the Honolulu International Airport.