Starwood has announced the grand opening of the newest resort on Hawaii’s Big Island, the 521-room Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Following a $70-million two-year renovation, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa is poised to become a bright star on the Big Island’s Kona Coast. The resort is owned by Koa Hotel, LLC and Kamehameha Schools and is managed by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Starwood’s upscale brand.
“The resort’s Grand Opening signals an important day for Sheraton and Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ return to Hawaii’s Big Island,” said Keith Vieira, Starwood’s senior vice president and director of operations for Hawaii and French Polynesia. “Keauhou means “a new beginning” and that is what this incredible reopening will mean for the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa.”
The resort offers a wide selection of indoor and outdoor dining options including Kai, a fine dining restaurant serving Asian cuisine with a backdrop of stunning bay views. Other areas of the 22-acre resort include Manta Ray Super Slide & Pool, covering nearly one-third acre meandering from interior atrium to ocean side exterior. The resort features a fitness center and Ho’ola Spa which focuses on island-inspired treatments.
Situated on an ancient lava flow on Keauhou Bay and footsteps from the ocean’s edge, the resort is located just south of Kailua-Kona. It is the first hotel to open on Hawaii’s Big Island in nearly ten years. Along with its spacious guestrooms and suites featuring Sheraton’s newly-introduced signature Sweet Sleeper Beds, rooms also include lanai’s, in-room coffee maker and 100 percent Kona Coffee, wireless Internet access throughout the resort and the many amenities associated with the upscale Sheraton brand.
The Keauhou Conference Center, located adjacent to the resort, boasts 36,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting, function and exhibit space and offers the largest ballroom on the Kona Coast. The resort can easily accommodate groups from 20 to more than 1,000.