Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay’s new Kaiulu Club Lounge provides exclusive services in an indoor-outdoor space. // © 2016 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Feature image (above): The lounge’s lanai boasts dramatic views of the ocean and seaside cliffs. // © 2016 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay recently debuted a club lounge with premier perks and exceptional ocean views. Called Kaiulu Club, the new some 3,000-square-foot hub is the only premium hotel lounge on the Kona coast.
Located on the property’s fourth floor, the space — previously a presidential suite — was renovated and designed as an indoor-outdoor experience, with panoramas of the cliffs and waters of Keauhou Bay.
Kaiulu Club is available to guests who book one of the hotel’s Club rooms. It’s also open to Platinum members of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program. Guests who aren’t staying in Club rooms can use the lounge for a daily $50 fee, while SPG Gold members can access it for $40 per day.
“As the only Starwood property on Hawaii Island, we’ll be able to attract more SPG clientele to the destination,” said Matthew Grauso, general manager of Sheraton Kona. “A large percentage of our SPG members throughout the world look for club lounges.”
Kaiulu Club provides free amenities such as breakfast each morning, with “pupus” (appetizers) and cocktails in the evenings. Other plusses include concierge services, newspapers and magazines, a media center with flat-panel televisions, a computer workstation and an executive boardroom for up to 12 people.
“Kaiulu Club offers great value to guests,” Grauso said. “Today’s travelers are looking for enhanced experiences at an affordable price. Kaiulu combines both. Guests know they’ll be able to use it every day without having to break the bank.”
Grauso says travel agents can benefit from the new lounge because it provides their clients with a maximized travel experience.
“Travel agents who recommend Kaiulu will establish loyalty among clients because of the value,” he said.