Big Island Tsunami Update: Hawaii Hotel News

Posted by Cate Starmer on March 15, 2011 at 9:54:09 AM EDT | Post a Comment
Are you headed to Hawaii soon? While evacuations and precautions thankfully ensured the safety of residents and visitors, the recent tsunami caused some property damage, mainly to waterfront properties and boats. At this writing, two Big Island hotels are closed. If you have a booking at any of these properties, be sure to contact them. Kona Village Resort From their website: "Kona Village Resort . . . will close for an extended period of time due to the significant structural and property damage it sustained during last week’s earthquake-generated tsunami. We are very sad to close Kona Village Resort for an extended period of time, but the damage to the property from this natural disaster is severe enough to render it inoperable" Read the Fodor's review. The Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai From their website: "Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is closed until April 30 due to damage from the recent earthquake-generated tsunami. The Resort sustained damage from the storm surge, which brought water, sand and debris onto the grounds. Clean-up efforts have already begun and we look forward to welcoming guests back to the Resort soon. " Read the Fodor's review. For more detailed information, see the Hawaii Tourism Authority's Tsunami Information page.

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  • Kealalani on Mar 17, 11 at 03:23 PM

    excellent!

  • Cate_W Fodor's editor on Mar 17, 11 at 03:00 PM

    Hi Kealalani - Thanks for the update. We've checked in with the properties and revised this information.

  • Kealalani on Mar 17, 11 at 02:34 PM

    If you look at the forums, you will find updates on one thread from 4S reporting that they will be closed a full month longer then previously thought. You will also find a video that shows that KVR damage is significant and quite crippling.

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