Closure allows proper restoration of resort following tsunami damage
KONA, HAWAI‘I (March 16, 2011) – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu,
the first and only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort on Hawai‘i Island, will reopen
on April 30, 2011. The reopening follows a six-week closure caused by the earthquake-
generated tsunami resulting from the recent earthquake in Japan.
The Resort sustained damage from the storm surge, bringing water, sand and debris onto the
grounds, mainly affecting pool areas, landscaping, a restaurant and 12 guest rooms and suites.
Resort staff has been instrumental in the early clean-up efforts, and will remain so throughout the
restoration. The Resort intends to keep all staff employed in various capacities wherever
“We had planned on opening the Resort earlier, however upon further inspection and damage
assessment, we determined it best to sustain the closure until April 30, in order to limit impact on
the guest experience,” says Robert Whitfield, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
“While there is no significant structural damage, we are well aware of what our guests desire and
our need to provide that experience at the highest level possible. This additional time will allow
us to polish the property in the fashion it is known for. We’d like to thank our guests for their
understanding and outpouring of support, as we bring this place back to perfect form. Our
thoughts continue to be with those directly affected by this tragedy.”
All guests with reservations prior to April 30 are being contacted by the reservations team to
make alternate arrangements, which include re-booking at a later date, or staying at the Resort’s
sister properties on Lana‘i and Maui, and other Four Seasons properties around the world.
For more information and reservations, please call
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