Turtle Bay renovations pulse with ocean
Large-scale expansion of spa and fitness center in the works alongside room renovations
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 February, 2013 : - - Turtle Bay Resort announces that we have embarked on the largest component of our multi-million dollar re-styling projects. Our renovation, which began in early January will be completed by the 3rd quarter of 2013 and will encompass all of the 840-acre resort’s 397 standard and premium guest rooms and hallways; Spa Luana and fitness center; two restaurants; as well as improvements to the main building roof and lobby area.
One extremely important aspect of this restyling is that it will be completed in phases to minimize impact on guests, with little disruption expected in public or exterior areas of the resort. Guest rooms will be renovated one wing at a time, and the affected restaurants will be upgraded at separate times to ensure that a selection of dining options are available. The guest experience is extremely important and we will do our very best to deliver all services without any obstacles affecting it.
According to our Vice President & General Manager, Danna Holck, “The focus of these improvements is in ensuring that each guest room is given the highest level of attention and detail to fully enhance the guest experience. These renovations also allow the resort to capitalize on underutilized space, which includes the large-scale expansion of our spa and fitness center.”
The redesign will be led by award-winning Honolulu-based firm WCIT Architecture and will include all-new fixtures, furnishings, bedding and décor in the guest rooms, as well as completely remodeled bathrooms with new tile, vanities, and walk-in showers. WCIT previously worked with the resort on its design of Surfer, The Bar, as well as the master plan for the property.
Additional improvements in the resort’s 112 premium guest rooms, which are located on the sixth floor as well as each floor’s end suites, will include ocean-themed elements, such as shell décor; expanded walk-in natural stone showers; and a deep-soaker bathtub that is open to the room. This guest room renovation project will begin in the West Wing in January 2013.
Turtle Bay re-stylings
“The guest rooms will be redesigned to have a contemporary, beach-house feel, authentic to the North Shore," said interior designer Lisa-Maria Priester of WCIT Architecture. Typically, a Hawaiian home is light and airy, done in a neutral palette because with scenery like we have here, especially on the North Shore, the accents are the views. As with our design of the recent lobby renovation, the new guest rooms will inspire a casual, hip sophistication with subtle accents of island and Hawaiian motifs custom designed exclusively for Turtle Bay Resort."
Turtle Bay’s full-service Spa will nearly double in size to 11,000 square feet, which will include the creation of a movement studio for popular wellness programs such as Zumba and yoga; the relocation of the fitness center from the ground floor to the lobby-level Sunset Room, which will allow for expansive ocean views from all-new fitness equipment; as well as an expanded salon; reception and retail area; and women’s locker room. Three open-air treatment rooms will be added, and two single treatment rooms will be converted into one larger indoor couples treatment area. These exciting renovations began Monday, January 7th and the grand re-opening is scheduled for April.
Two of the resort’s premier restaurants – Palm Terrace/Leonardo’s and 21 Degrees North – will be completely renovated in the spirit of their new menus, with natural décor and lighting, wood accents and the cool blues and greens of the nearby ocean and farmland. At Palm Terrace/Leonardo’s, the enhanced menu will feature locally sourced cusine as part of a farm-to-table focus that incorporates the rich agricultural history of the North Shore.
Guests will be able to choose from a “farmer’s market” of fresh vegetables, fruits and dressings; as well as premium meats and seafood with sauces inspired by Hawaii-sourced flavors such as macadamia nuts, pineapple and coconut. 21 Degrees North will highlight Hawaii’s abundant array of fresh seafood, with a customizable menu including a mix-and-match approach of sauces, side dishes and cooking styles. New décor will feature an ocean theme.
The renovation project in the Palm Terrace will begin on January 14th with a la carte breakfast service provided in 21 Degrees North during this time. The 21 Degrees North renovation project is scheduled to begin March 18th.
In March, Turtle Bay will launch a new retail experience called the North Shore Water Shed: A boutique featuring the brands and lifestyle products for both locals and guests who revere a casual active waterman(woman) lifestyle…plus it's the spot where you can find the organic cotton/bamboo blend premium collections of merchandise for Turtle Bay and Surfer, The Bar
Turtle Bay Resort is host and a part-time home to many of the world’s elite surfers, stand-up paddlers and surf industry executives. It is the official partner and headquarters to some of the world’s premier ocean events including The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, Pipeline Masters, SURFER Magazine Peer Poll Awards, SUP World Tour, Volcom Pipe Pro etc
Source: Turtle Bay
Author: Nedielyn Bueno
Tags: Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore, Surf Travel