Debut Nears for Waipouli Beach Courtyard

Special December rates a bonus to agents and their clients

By: Dawna Robertson

Presidio Hotel Group is breathing new life into the former Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, as a $24 million-plus renovation and rebranding project approaches completion.

Since purchasing the property in September 2003, the hotel owner has undertaken a major rejuvenation project in order to reintroduce the property as The Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Waipouli Beach. Presidio will manage the property as part of a franchise agreement with Marriott International.

Plans call for the renovation of all 311 guestrooms, public spaces and meeting areas, as well the addition of a new restaurant, lobby, pool deck and landscaping.

“We anticipate finishing our lobby area, pool area and approximately two-thirds of our guestrooms by Christmas,” explained general manager Glenn Okamoto. “We will then be able to start the process with Marriott to rebrand as a Courtyard product. In the interim, we’re offering some great deals to preview the huge upgrades to the property during the final stages of renovation.”

Until completion, the hotel is offering qualified travel agents the first two nights free and extended stays at $99 per room per night.

A preview of the near-completed renovation will provide agents with an opportunity to relax in newly furnished guestrooms, featuring rich color tones, hardwood furniture and ocean views. Agents must provide an IATA number upon booking the reservation, and proper identification and the IATA card upon check-in.

Also during this period, the hotel is providing guests a leisure rate from $139 per room per night, commissionable to travel agents.

Located on 10.5 oceanfront acres at Waipouli Beach in the heart of Kauai’s historic Coconut Plantation, The Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Waipouli Beach will feature innovative dining at the Voyager Grille, an award-winning Hawaiian luau by Tahati Productions and nightly entertainment at Cook’s Landing Cocktail Lounge. It is situated 10 minutes from Lihue Airport.

The hotel will cater to special occasions, family gatherings, small business meetings and weddings. Nearly 9,300 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space and amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, day spa, full-service business center, fitness center, tennis court, jogging paths and nearby shopping.