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Get a Sneak Peek at OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa’s $60 Million New Look

Get a Sneak Peek at OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa’s $60 Million New Look

Get a Sneak Peek at OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa’s $60 Million New Look

Get a Sneak Peek at OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa’s $60 Million New Look

Find out what updates this Big Island resort has underway as part of its amazing renovation.

Going into 2024, OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa went ahead and said, “New year, new look”—and from what we’ve seen, it’s a top-to-bottom glow-up. The Keauhou Bay property on Hawaii Island (the Big Island) was the former Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa until its acquisition by OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels in 2021. Now, the resort is gaining a design to better suit its vibe, a welcoming blend of laid-back leisure and authentic Hawaiian culture.

Renovations—totaling a neat $60 million and including updates to common spaces around the grounds—are expected to be completed early this year, giving travelers more to look forward to from their upcoming Hawaiian vacations.

A man and a woman relax on a cabana bed by the pool at OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa


First and foremost, the resort’s overall look-and-feel. A partnership with Honolulu-based design firm Looney & Associates is not only in keeping with OUTRIGGER’s commitment to showcasing local talent, but a decision that’s brought a polished, mid-century modern-influenced tropical comfort to OUTRIGGER Kona. Focusing on modernizing the resort as much as enhancing its aesthetics, by the time the renovations are finished, the property will boast a thorough transformation.

That doesn’t mean, however, that the features former and repeat guests loved will go away. Improved but not replaced, vacationers can still enjoy:

  • 511 refreshed rooms and suites, some with views of the Pacific Ocean
  • The relocated Voyager 47 Club Lounge, open to those who have booked a club-level room and serving breakfast and an evening pupu
  • Redesigned experiences at both the adults-only and oceanfront family-friendly pools
  • An updated 24-hour fitness center
  • The oceanfront spa, which will introduce its brand-new experience by the end of the year
  • Revamped meeting spaces for business and celebrations alike in the largest convention center on the Kona Coast
  • All the main facilities (including thoroughly renovated restrooms), but with a fresh coat of paint
  • The twice-weekly Feast & Fire Luau dinner show, held on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Visits to the historical fishing village on the grounds

A staff member of the OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa places a lei around a boy's neck


You can’t have a complete renovation without new additions, and OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa is certainly delivering. Brand-new to the resort will be:

  • The check-in—now relocated—and lobby experience, reset with new paint, furniture, fixtures, and a digital storyboard
  • Piko Coffee & Wine Bar for the perfect accompaniment to island views, whether with a wake-me-up or a happy hour, at the latest rendition of a favorite local haunt
  • An Aloha Center cultural hub where guests can learn about the traditional Hawaiian activities offered on site
  • The Coral Kids Club for keiki ages 4 – 12, offering arts and crafts, cultural experiences, and more
  • Not to be outdone, a Game Room for entertainment and socializing
  • A Wedding Lounge where nuptial couples can meet with the resort’s events team to plan their special event, whether a private elopement or a grand affair 

And to access it all, a series of new, modern elevators has been installed across the property.

This is only the latest in a series of impressive changes OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has been making to its properties. Want to learn more? Check out how the Grand Navigator Suite at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort was made over.

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