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Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort to Embark on $60 Million Makeover

Nov 29, 2012

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore will start a $60 million renovation in early January 2013 that will last throughout the year. Honolulu-based WCIT Architecture, who oversaw the property’s master plan and designed the Surfer Bar last year, will implement upgrades to the 397 guestrooms, Spa Luana and fitness center, two restaurants, along with plant gardens on rooftops.

Accommodations call for new fixtures, furnishings, bedding, and décor, as well as remodeled bathrooms with new tile, vanities, and walk-in showers. The 112 premium guestrooms will showcase ocean-themed elements, such as shell décor; expanded walk-in natural stone showers, and a deep-soaker tub that is open to the room.

“The guestrooms will be redesigned to have a contemporary, beach-house feel, authentic to the North Shore," said interior designer Lisa-Maria Priester of WCIT Architecture. "Typically, a Hawaiian home is light and airy, done in a neutral palette because with scenery like we have here, especially on the North Shore, the accents are the views. As with our design of the recent lobby renovation, the new guest rooms will inspire a casual, hip sophistication with subtle accents of island and Hawaiian motifs custom designed exclusively for Turtle Bay Resort."

The full-service Spa Luana will nearly double in size to 11,000 square feet, which will include a movement studio; the relocation of the fitness center from the ground floor to the lobby-level Sunset Room, which will allow for expansive ocean views; and an expanded salon, reception and retail area, and women’s locker room. Three open-air treatment rooms will be added, and two single treatment rooms will be converted into one larger indoor couples’ treatment area.

Informing the redesign of Palm Terrace/Leonardo’s and 21 Degrees North restaurants will be natural décor and lighting, wood accents, and blue hues and greens inspired by the nearby ocean and farmland. In addition, the resort will add a 59,000-square-foot landscaped native plant garden on all lower main building rooftops, a project designed to enhance views, double the lifespan of the roofing materials to two decades, and lower energy use.

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