by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 01, 2019

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will manage Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, on the Big Island of Hawaii when the property reopens in 2022 following a complete renovation.

The former Kona Village Resort, which has been closed since it was damaged by a tsunami in 2011, will feature 150 standalone guest hales (thatched cottages), reminiscent of the original property's iconic accommodations. Several dining venues, including the original resort's Shipwreck Bar and Talk Story Bar, will be among the offerings. Other amenities at the Kona Coast resort will include Sense, A Rosewood Spa; a fitness center, and multiple pools and tennis courts. The property redesign will be performed by Walker Warner Architects and VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture.

The property will have indoor and outdoor event space; at press time, details were not available. A cultural center dedicated to preserving and highlighting the heritage of Kona Coast, along with a diverse outdoor recreational program will also be part of the 81-acre resort when it reopens.