Chinese hospitality giant Oceanwide has entered into a management agreement with subsidiaries of Kerzner International for a new Atlantis resort in Ko Olina, a 642 acre development on the white sand beaches of the island of O’ahu in Hawaii.
This new generation of distinctive luxury will offer a sophisticated lifestyle experience for resort guests, residents and visitors, with infinite ocean views, accented with lush green spaces and endless water experiences, encapsulated in Hawaii-inspired iconic architecture and themed programming.
This will be the first Atlantis resort in the United States, along with the brand’s flagship in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm and the new icon in China, Atlantis, Sanya Hainan which will open in 2017, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai.
Kerzner has plans to continue to grow and develop the Atlantis brand globally.
“Atlantis resorts are iconic entertainment destinations that significantly contribute to the surrounding community, and Hawaii will be no exception,” commented Jean-Gabriel Pérès, president, Kerzner International.
“Ko Olina is an incredible project with exceptional partners in global leaders China Oceanwide and The Resort Group.
“Atlantis will astonish and amaze, as well as celebrate the history and culture of Hawaii.
“An unsurpassed location will provide endless wonders, with its magnificent sense of discovery, while also pioneering previously unseen experiences. I am proud we are bringing Atlantis, a must-see resort, to O’ahu.”
Overlooking both the stunning Honu and Kohola Lagoons, Atlantis will offer a sense of awe-inspiring discovery, encompassing over 26 acres of unparalleled excitement and larger than life experiences, revolutionary water play in Aquaventure Waterpark, The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium and incredible dining experiences.
Already a leading holiday destination, the addition of Atlantis to Ko Olina will continue the area’s transformation as the new centre for entertainment in Hawaii with the addition of this new trailblazing landmark.
The Atlantis brand has truly defined integrated entertainment destination resorts.
Each Atlantis resort rises majestically out of the sea, the flagship, Atlantis, The Palm atop the apex of Palm Island in Dubai, and in Sanya, People’s Republic of China, rising from the South China Sea, as well as the new Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai. Atlantis Ko Olina will be inspired by Hawaii’s legacy of ocean exploration.
Inspired by the ocean, providing contemporary elegance, Atlantis Ko Olina will celebrate the incredible natural elements of Hawaii’s environment, landscape and architecture and its distinctive heritage and character.
With approximately 800 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as approximately 524 residences, Atlantis Ko Olina will introduce a new luxury lifestyle experience to the region.
At full build-out, Ko Olina will generate an estimated $6.3 billion in economic impact annually for the city and state, and be West O’ahu’s largest employer supporting approximately 30,000 permanent jobs.
Ko Olina is already the economic engine and key creator of jobs for the Waianae, Kapolei, Makakilo, and Ewa regions.
Atlantis has redefined destinations and introduced innovative, awe-inspiring experiences at each of its locations - Atlantis Ko Olina will be no exception.
Earlier this year Atlantis The Palm, Dubai received global recognition as it was named World’s Leading Landmark Resort, Middle East’s Leading Resort, United Arab Emirates’s Leading Resort and Dubai’s Leading Resort in 2016 by the World Travel Awards.