Four Seasons will reflag the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort as the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, the fifth Four Seasons property in Hawaii.

The hotel, which was built in 1993, is part of the master-planned Ko Olina resort community on the west coast of Oahu, which includes Disney’s Aulani Resort.

The hotel will be shut down next January, with plans for a reopening by the end of 2015 with 365 rooms and 180 private residences.

Jeffrey R. Stone, founder of the Resort Group and master developer of Ko Olina, said the project would be the first to introduce the Four Seasons-branded private residences in Hawaii. He said the project was “the fulfillment of a long-held dream for Ko Olina.”

Four Seasons President and CEO J. Allen Smith said the company was “thrilled with the opportunity to bring the brand to Oahu, the travel and business hub of the Pacific.”

Four Seasons has two properties on Lanai, one on Maui and one on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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