Hotel Preview: Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina

Four Seasons Oahu

The Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina is gearing up for its grand opening Memorial Day weekend in just a few short weeks and I was so fortunate to be able to sneak a peak at all that this resort has in store! The resort was still very much a construction zone when I visited. But, with just a little over a month to go before opening, the metamorphosis is nearly complete. This resort is going to be a stunning option on Oahu!

If you are familiar with the old JW Marriott, then you will know the location well as this is the very same building. However, I would wager that it is nearly unrecognizable after the talented Four Seasons design team has had their hands on it! They have changed everything from the driveway to the floors and fixtures, even the back of house has had a face lift. Previously, the hotel only had one small pool; when the hotel reopens, it will boast 4 separate pools (one of them designated adult only). The restaurant space is expanding, they are adding a new wedding chapel, and several new dining venues.

You can see all of the pictures from my hard hat tour here.

Four Seasons Oahu

Very large, comfortable rooms with a subtle design palette

Despite all of these new additions, the highlight in my opinion is the room product. The designers were very smart and they’ve borrowed many elements from the new room design at the Four Seasons Lanai, which has made its own splash after reopening last year. The rooms are large and comfortable and the design is soothing and tasteful. Nearly all of the rooms at the Four Seasons Oahu have ocean views and they make full use of the large balconies, each furnished with nice outdoor furniture. These balconies make every room feel like a suite with an outdoor living room.

Four Seasons Oahu

Even standard room categories feel like suites with these large, well furnished balconies creating extra living space and fabulous sunset views

As we’ve begun to sell this hotel to clients, the number one concern I’ve been hearing is about the beach. It is true, the Four Seasons Oahu will be sharing a beach cove with the Disney Aulani resort. However, new policies take effect in May to help keep each group of guests from bothering the other. Disney will be moving their beach service facilities further around to the other end of the cove and the Four Seasons is installing their non-motorized sports facility in the center to create a natural boundary between the two beach zones. Plans are in the works to set up a water sports facility in a nearby beach cove to further balance beach traffic.

The Four Seasons Oahu sits on a small peninsula and now takes advantage of the waterfront on both sides. The main beach cove will be the family-friendly beach and they will have easy access to the resorts’ family pool and dining facilities right from the beach. The opposite side of the peninsula is now home to the adults-only infinity pool with easy access to a new beach, which is more exclusive and quiet due to its “hidden” location.

Four Seasons Oahu

Not quite the glamorous haven just yet, but this large infinity pool will soon be the coveted adults only relaxation area at the Four Seasons Oahu

Our clients will enjoy value-added Preferred Partner amenities during their stay at the Four Seasons Oahu including complimentary breakfast and several other perks.

The Four Seasons Ko Olina has plenty of availability for summer vacations and they even have openings for festive season this year! Let us know if you are interested in visiting Oahu by filling out our travel request form and we’ll be happy to help plan your vacation!

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