HomeBeachbookerOahu’s Turtle Bay Resort to Embark on $60 Million Renovation

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s north shore will embark on a $60 million renovation of its 397 guestrooms, as well as public areas, in January, with completion set for the end of 2013.

The renovations follow the recent addition of Surfer, The Bar in November 2011 and enhancements to the resort’s lobby and lobby bar, all of which are in line with the resort’s rebranding campaign, launched in 2011.

Guestrooms will receive new fixtures, furnishings, bedding and décor, as well as completely remodeled bathrooms with new tile, vanities and walk-in showers.

Additional improvements in the resort’s 112 premium guestrooms will include ocean-themed elements, such as shell décor; expanded, walk-in, natural stone showers; and deep-soaker bathtubs that are open to the rooms.

The resort’s full-service Spa Luana will nearly double in size to 11,000 square feet.

The expansion will include a new movement studio for wellness programs such as Zumba and yoga; relocation of the fitness center from the ground floor to the lobby-level Sunset Room, which will allow for ocean views from the new fitness equipment; and expansions to the salon, reception and retail area.

Three open-air treatment rooms will be added, and two single treatment rooms will be converted into one larger, indoor couples’ treatment area.

Two of the resort’s premier restaurants — Palm Terrace/Leonardo’s and 21 Degrees North — will be completely renovated with new menus. At Palm Terrace/Leonardo’s, the enhanced menu has a farm-to-table focus. 21 Degrees North will highlight Hawaii’s fresh seafood, with a customizable menu including a mix-and-match approach of sauces, side dishes and cooking styles.

Click Here for Your BEACH GEARThe resort will implement a 59,000-square-foot native plant garden on all lower main building rooftops — an effort designed to enhance views, double the lifespan of the roofing materials to two decades, and lower energy use. High-efficiency LED lighting will also be installed throughout the resort.

The renovation will be completed in phases to minimize impact on guests. Guest rooms will be renovated one wing at a time, and the affected restaurants will be upgraded at separate times to ensure that a selection of dining options is available.

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