After its recent change in ownership, it looks like the Ko Olina outpost of Four Seasons will be undergoing some renovation work. As a result, the Four Seasons Oahu is to reopen in March 2021.
As reported last week, The Resort Group sold its stake in the Four Seasons Oahu to its partner, Hong Kong-based The Henderson Group. At the time, the head of The Resort Group, Jeff Stone, speculated that the “new” owner would work to reopen the hotel in the near future. That, of course, isn’t going to be the case.
New Reopening Date
According to the property’s website, they are now conducting infrastructure work and property enhancements. What specific work is being done, I have no idea. The property finished its transformation from a JW Marriott to a Four Seasons only a few years ago. So, I find it hard to believe anything NEEDS to be done at this point. Though, I also thought they didn’t take the changes far enough. After all, the current rooms look fairly similar to the previous JW Marriott rooms.
Either way, work at the property is expected to take four months. As a result, new reservations are only being accepted from March 11, 2021, and on. That places the resorts reopening date at nearly a year from its COVID closure date.
Luckily, employees have continued to maintain medical coverage. However, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, that’s likely to change. The Henderson Group is only committing to maintaining employee benefits through the end of November.
Four Seasons Oahu to Reopen in March 2021, Final Thoughts
The Four Seasons Oahu certainly isn’t the only property to the pandemic to get some work done. Halekulani and Turtle Bay on Oahu’s North Shore are both closed for renovations as well. Those properties, though, were in much greater need of work than the Four Seasons. Either way, I’ll be interested to see what changes are being made.