SH Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Starwood Capital Group, announced that Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, will temporarily close on May 1 to undergo a complete multimillion-dollar transformation. Starwood Capital acquired the Princeville Resort in 2018 with the intention of repositioning the resort as the flagship of its 1 Hotels, the sustainable, environmental focused global brand.
The resort will be operated by SH Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Capital’s hotel management company which manages the 1 Hotels brand and the Baccarat hotel in Midtown Manhattan. East West Partners has been engaged as the local development manager. The SH Hotels & Resorts in-house design team will oversee design execution.
Starwood Capital will replace buildings with gardens and water features, enveloping the hotel in green so that it disappears into the landscape. The hotel is expected to reopen in November 2021 as 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay. True to the brand ethos, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay will be LEEDv4 certified and will feature 252 rooms, including 51 suites, along with a wellness center, and an 18,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. Five F&B outlets will offer fresh, local, and sustainably sourced farm-to-table cuisine using ingredients from the hotel’s organic onsite garden and neighboring farms.
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay will be the latest in the expanding 1 Hotels brand, joining properties already open in Manhattan, Brooklyn (shown), South Beach, and Los Angeles and a pipeline that includes projects already underway in London, Paris, Toronto, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Nashville, Cabo San Lucas, and Sunnyvale, California.
Photo (1 Hotels Brooklyn Bridge): Courtesy of 1 Hotels