Prince Resorts Hawaii reports the completion of a multi-million dollar refresh of the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and its contemporary neighbour, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel at the Mauna Kea Resort on Kohala’s Gold Coast. Internationally renowned Barry Design of Santa Monica, California, which previously managed the renovation of the main building at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 2008, directed upgrades of the adjacent Beachfront Wing, which sits just footsteps from the white sands and turquoise blue waters of Kauna‘oa Bay. Eighty-five Beachfront guestrooms, including all six, one-bedroom suites have been refreshed in a contemporary Hawaiian motif with natural elements such as coral décor, and colour schemes that draw inspiration from the Island’s flora and fauna. Guest rooms feature high-end furnishings, deluxe bedding packages, ceiling fans, flatscreen TVs and wide lanais.

A new room design at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel was inspired by Hawaii’s landscape from the mountains to the sea with a palette of warm tones and custom tropical patterns. The Hawaiian culture is represented by traditional motifs, including Polynesian-inspired accent walls and complementing carpeting. Rooms also received a technological upgrade with the addition of 55-inch wall-mounted flat screen HDTV’s to complement high-speed Internet access and plug-in panels. Enhancements to Hapuna’s pool area include a stone deck treatment and new lounge furniture. In addition, Hapuna’s lobby and three restaurants, Ocean Terrace, Reef Lounge and Beach Bar, have been refreshed and updated. (