Coco Palms Redevelopment Commencing Soon

Jim Karlovsky, RB | (808) 282-7981 Local Kauai News , Real Estate Leave a Comment

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Courtesy of Pacific Business News & Agor Architects

Pacific Business News and KHON News reported this week that demolition of the long-abandoned Coco Palms Resort is scheduled to begin in the next 1-2 months.  The resort is planned to open to the public once again in 2017, as a Hyatt-branded hotel with approximately 331 guest rooms and 32 bungalows, along with multiple restaurants, lounges and swimming pools.  Additionally, a community center highlighting the cultural significance of the suite will be located on the property, which will serve to educate residents and visitors about the area’s native culture, history and arts.  Development of the resort is estimated to cost in excess of $100 million.  The redevelopment team includes Agor Architecture, Philpotts & Associates and McKelvey Associates.

The Coco Palms Resort was originally built in 1953, with just over 20 guest rooms on grounds that were once home to Kauai’s last reining queen, Queen Deborah Kapule Kekaihaakulou.  In 1961, the on-property filming of Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii” made the Coco Palms Resort world famous.  Subsequently, the resort was expanded to over 400 guest rooms and was a very popular visitor destination until it was devastated by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

For more information about the Coco Palms Resort redevelopment, read the articles:

Coco Palms Resort to Re-Open in 2017, Will Maintain Original Layout

Kauai’s Coco Palms Resort Nearing Last Days Before Redevelopment Starts

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Jim Karlovsky, RB | (808) 282-7981

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Having worked as a licensed Real Estate Broker in 3 states (HI, CA & IL), with $6.7 Billion in real estate sold, leased, advised upon and/or formally valued for clients, and with the experience of more than 150 completed transactions involving luxury residential, vacant land, retail, office and industrial property types, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the real estate advisory and sales services I provide to my clients here on Kauai. I hold myself to the highest ethical standards and always place my clients’ interests above my own. With an unwavering and unsurpassed work ethic, I work to advance the objectives of my clients with integrity and in a manner that fosters a sense of trust and respect.