Queen Kapiolani Hotel’s $30M update underway

“DiamondHead Land has started a $30 million renovation of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel in Waikiki, designed by Honolulu architecture firm G70 and interior design firm Philpotts Interiors and being overseen by The John Hardy Group International.

The work includes a refresh of the 48-year-old hotel’s guestrooms, corridors, public spaces, fitness center, landscaping, restaurant and pool deck. The project was announced in July.

The hotel, located on Kapahulu Avenue across from the Honolulu Zoo, will remain open during construction, which is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2018.

The John Hardy Group, based in Atlanta, has done a number of projects in Hawaii, including the renovation of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai and the conversion of the Waikiki Trade Center into the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. The company has a Honolulu office at the Pacific Guardian Center.