Sheraton Keauhou Plans Grand Opening

Dawna Robertson Whispering waterfalls. A sleek, twisting, 200 foot-long water slide. A pool covering nearly one-third acre meandering from an interior atrium to an ocean side exterior. These are just a sampling of the fun features found at the new Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Isla

By: Dawna Robertson

Whispering waterfalls. A sleek, twisting, 200 foot-long water slide. A pool covering nearly one-third acre meandering from an interior atrium to an ocean side exterior. These are just a sampling of the fun features found at the new Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Following a $70 million two-year renovation, the property is set to celebrate its grand opening on April 8. “Our Grand Opening signals an important day for Sheraton and Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii, and for all of Hawaii’s Big Island,” stated General Manager Charldon J. Thomas. “Sheraton Keauhou is now an important part of the Big Island’s economic engine employing nearly 350 staff and management. We look forward to a long relationship with our island community and express appreciation to all those who have helped us achieve this milestone.”

Perched on an ancient lava flow on Keauhou Bay just footsteps from the ocean’s edge, the resort is located just south of Kailua-Kona town. It is the first hotel to open on Hawaii’s Big Island in nearly ten years. Along with 521 guestrooms and suites featuring Sheraton “Sweet Sleeper” beds, rooms also include a lanai, coffee maker with 100 percent Kona Coffee and wireless internet access (throughout the resort).

As for amenities, the Sheraton resort features one-of-a-kind Manta Ray Experiences, the Hoola Spa with island-inspired treatments, a beauty salon, fitness center, progressive luau held each Monday and Thursday evening and more.

Overlooking Keauhou Bay, Crystal Blue Terrace is an ideal spot for catching sunsets and watching graceful manta ray maneuver through the water below. The Manta Ray Bar & Grill serves snacks and meals poolside, while Kai restaurant is available for breakfast and dinner. The 22-acre resort’s centerpiece, however, is the Manta Ray Super Slide & Pool.

Opened since December 2004, The Keauhou Conference Center boasts 36,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting, function and exhibit space, and the largest ballroom on the Kona Coast. The resort can easily accommodate groups from 20 to more than 1,000. A fully equipped business center is also available for guest use.

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