A friend had invited me to hear Mango Tango, and see the Tango Extravaganza Show at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort in early April. The event has now changed venues to the Hapuna Prince Hotel because the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast is closed until April 30, 2011.
The “adult only” pool at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Islandâ€”post tsunami
Here is a link to the official press release from the resort, which in effect says, “The resort sustained damage from the storm surge, bringing water, sand, and debris onto the grounds, mainly affecting pool areas, landscaping, a restaurant, and 12 guest rooms and suites.”
In typical Four Seasons “style,” although there was no significant structural damage from the tsunami, the resort has extended its closure to six weeks in order to bring the resort back to “perfect form.” There’s a reason this is Forbes five-star resort and rated AAA five-diamond…nothing less than perfection is acceptable for the “guest experience.”
The Kona Village Resort is closed indefinitely due to significant tsunami damage
On another note, the beloved Kona Village Resort is closed indefinitely due to significant damage. Check out this video showing the numerous hale (island-style bungalows) that were damaged by the Japan tsunami. Some hales were even knocked off their foundations and furniture was found 400 yards back from the ocean.
The Kona Village Resort is world renowned for offering luxury accommodations conspicuously missing some “modern conveniences” such as telephones and TVs. There is no time frame yet as to when this oceanfront resort will reopen to the publicâ€”or what will happen to the hotel employees’ jobs in the meantime.