New resort in Waikiki for Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) is planning its sixth property in Honolulu after purchasing a 1.05-acre site that currently includes King’s Village, Hale Waikiki Hotel and Prince Edward Apartments.
The global timeshare operator, which is affiliated to RCI, purchased the site from BSC KVSC, LLC (“BSC”), with plans to develop a 32-storey tower on it.
Mark Wang, HGV’s president and CEO, said: “Building on our local development history that started with the Lagoon Tower in 2000, our latest project in Waikiki will assure that HGV continues to offer lifetime vacation experiences to our next generation of owners.
“We’re also excited that this project will be the first Hawaii location for our Hilton Club, which offers premium levels of design and amenities.”
Purchasing the King’s Village project is part of HGV’s continued efforts to expand its portfolio on Oahu. Current timeshare occupancy runs at 90 per cent with strong interest from existing domestic and Japanese owner families, which achieved a milestone of 60,000 Japanese Club members this year.
The new project will be HGV’s sixth resort on Oahu, increasing the total count to 1,429 units. HGV’s most recent property was The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club (add link), which opened in March 2017.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with project completion in the first quarter of 2022. The start of sales for the property is expected to begin in the middle of 2020.
Bryan Li of BSC KVSC, LLC, said: “We are glad to see the project moving forward under the current approvals, as we believe it will be good for the neighbourhood, the Waikiki area and our local economy,” says
“Hilton Grand Vacations has a strong track record of operating exceptional properties in Hawaii, and we wish them continued success.”
Located in the heart of Waikiki, the property will include 191 units, comprised of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, many of which will offer ocean views. Planned resort amenities include a fitness centre, pool, business centre and owners’ lounge.