Atlantis coming to Ko Olina

Kerzner International, the parent company of Australia’s One&Only Hayman Island and Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm, is partnering with China Oceanwide to develop a new destination resort in Hawaii.

Modelled on the iconic Dubai property, the Atlantis resort at Ko Olina will be built on a 26-acre site positioned between two of the four man-made white sand beaches in the resort community on the west coast of Oahu. It will be the first Atlantis resort in the United States and will sit in the same portfolio of Atlantis, Sanya Hainan, which is slated to open in China this year and The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, also in Dubai.

With neighbours including Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Atlantis Ko Olina will offer approximately 800 guest rooms and suites, in addition to 524 residences. The company says Atlantis Ko Olina “will introduce a new luxury lifestyle experience to the region. It promises a “variety of unique amenities” such as private gardens and private pools, bars and lounges, luxury boutiques, spa, fitness centre, water park, event space and a beach club.

“Atlantis resorts are iconic entertainment destinations that significantly contribute to the surrounding community, and Hawaii will be no exception,” said Kerzner International President and CEO Jean-Gabriel Peres. “Atlantis will astonish and amaze, as well as celebrate the history and culture of Hawaii… a must-see resort to Oahu”.

CEO of Atlantis Resorts, Serge Zaalof said Altantis Ko Olina would quickly become a new landmark in Hawaii, and introduce “the fun, interactive entertainment experiences at the heart of the Atlantis philosophy.”

Founder and master developer of the precinct, The Resort Group’s Jeffrey R. Stone said the project would “undoubtedly enhance the entire destination experience at Ko Olina”

“A project of this scope and quality will heighten Oahu’s recognition as a luxury destination for years to come and broaden Hawaii’s appeal to affluent travellers around the world, including the discerning millennial market,” Stone said.

Construction could start as early as this year and take two years to complete.