Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

Naupaka News

Mr. Fantasy Resort

Mr. Fantasy Resort Christopher Bagwell Hemmeter, 1939-2003 Christopher B. Hemmeter was one of the Aloha State’s most charismatic hotel developers in the 1970s and 1980s, and his influence is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Waikoloa Beach Resort. It was here that one of his loftiest dreams took shape: the Hyatt Regency Waikoloa. Nowadays operated as Hilton Waikoloa Village, when the sprawling 1,240-room resort opened in September 1988, it was the largest and — built at a cost of $360 million — the most expensive hotel ever built in the islands. But Hemmeter, who passed away in 2003, was

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News: The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

News: The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast In December, a new coffee table book on Waikoloa Beach Resort, “THE GATHERING PLACE of the Kohala Coast,” was published. In thoroughly researched text and artful photography, the book details the history of the land on which the resort is built from its earliest days and follows the vision and development of the property through the present. Chapters focus on the many people whose hard work and dedication made Waikoloa the successful resort it is today, as well as the cultural, culinary, and recreational events that have been held over the years. A timeline is included, as well as

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