First Atlantis resort in U.S. to open on Oahu with 800 rooms

West Oahu's Ko Olina district.
West Oahu's Ko Olina district. Photo Credit: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority

Kerzner International Holdings Ltd., the parent of the Atlantis brand of all-inclusive resorts, confirmed Thursday that the brand's first U.S. property will open on Oahu and will have 800 rooms.

The property, which will be developed by China-based Oceanwide Holdings Group, is part of the Ko Olina resort district on the island's west side. The resort, which will sit on 26 acres, will also include 524 residences as well as a waterpark and an aquarium. Kerzner International declined to give an estimated opening date.

Ko Olina, which encompasses about one square mile, includes Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, which opened in 2011, and the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, which held its grand opening in June.

The Resort Group, which oversees Ko Olina, said in September that it sold the property earmarked for Atlantis to Oceanwide. The sale price was about $280 million, Pacific Business News reported at the time.

Kerzner operates an Atlantis resort in Dubai and will open an Atlantis in Sanya, China, next year. The company sold Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas in 2012.


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