Turtle Bay Hilton slates $20M in improvements


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 deteriorating.

The hotel was bought in 1998 by a local developer and a mainland investor.

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 main building.

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
Web: www.hilton.com/hotels/KHKTBHH

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