Hilton Worldwide has unveiled a multi-year master plan to renovate and rejuvenate the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa, its premier Waikiki property. The destination resort currently comprises 3,627 guest rooms, suites and timeshare units.
The new plan for the resort features expanded retail and restaurant space, an improved guest arrival experience and numerous upgraded amenities, including additional children’s and adult pools. It also calls for the construction of two new timeshare towers, which will add approximately 500 units to the vacation ownership pool.
“The multi-year multi-stage project comes at an opportune time,” said Hilton area vice president Jerry Gibson. “It will add a new vibrancy to the entrance of Waikiki, adding to the state’s tax base, creating long-term visitor-industry jobs and providing our beleaguered construction industry with hundreds of quality jobs.”
Concern for the environment, both natural and cultural, plays a prominent role in the plan. According to project planner Jeff Overton of Group 70 International, the resort will retain its park-like setting, with 50 percent of its 22 oceanfront acres remaining open space.
“We will also perpetuate the celebration of the Hawaiian sense of place at the village through the use of native Hawaiian-inspired elements in the architecture, paintings, sculptures and other artwork displayed throughout the property, as well as by featuring indigenous plants in the landscaping," said Overton.
“By implementing this visionary master plan, Hilton is underscoring its continued long-term commitment to Waikiki and to Hawaii,” said Gibson.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Announces Master Plan