KAHUKU, Hawaii -- A part owner of the Turtle Bay Hilton Golf &
Tennis Resort agreed to finance $20 million in interior and
exterior improvements beginning this month.
Oahu's only large resort on its north shore is visibly falling
apart on the outside, and the inside is worn down.
Large chunks of concrete are missing from the exterior of the
building, and railings and walls are generally rusted and
The hotel was bought in 1998 by a local developer and a mainland
But the two have been squabbling in court, which has slowed
renovation plans. The hotel is for sale again.
Acting general manager Sheree Moffat said, "We intentionally
went up and removed a lot of the concrete that you see missing on
the outside to eliminate any liability to guests."
The renovation, said Moffat, "is a project that has been
delayed, but now we have the green light."
The hotel will remain open during the six- to nine-month
renovation with some wings being closed during that time.
The hotel has a total of 485 rooms with 81 cabanas outside the
There also are a golf course, 10 tennis courts, two swimming
pools, 9,000 square feet of meetings space, retail shops, four
restaurants and exercise rooms.
Hilton hotels are available for booking in all CRSs.
Turtle Bay Hilton Golf & Tennis Resort
Phone: (800) 445-8667