Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina Hawaii Photos, Central Pacific Luxury Accommodation Architecture

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

October 13, 2021

Design: de Reus Architects

Location: Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii, Central Pacific, United States of America

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii

Photos by Andrea Brizzi

Four Seasons Resort Oahu, Ko Olina, Hawaii

The assignment—a $100 million transformation and rebranding of an aging hotel into a five-star Four Seasons Resort in Oahu, Hawaii. Encompassing architecture, interior design, landscape, pools, and signage, the former 617,906-square-foot JW Marriott, originally designed by Edward Killingsworth in 1993, the de Reus team lead the massive overhaul.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii

The result is a fully repositioned, one-of-a-kind luxury experience for guests and a valuable holding for the developer and investors—all delivered on a fast-track schedule to meet the hoteliers targeted opening.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii

While the extant hotel had a durable and expressive structure and graciously sized guest rooms, it suffered from inadequate and tired amenities, neglected finishes, and mediocre landscaping, furniture, and fixtures. The refresh was extensive.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii

It called for refurbishing 358 guest accommodations (including 52 suites), reworking all four restaurants, and updating the existing circular pool. Refurbished guest rooms strike a balance between signature Four Seasons’ quality and luxury Hawai’ian hospitality. Banana bark wall coverings, jute-inspired carpets, and an art program produced by renowned local artists work together to form the rooms’ tropical modern elegance.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii

The entire arrival experience, beginning at the street and continuing through to the lobby, was enhanced. Wood detailing was added to the entry and the seventeen-story atrium to enrich the overall drama of the space and to bring a gracious elegance to the experience.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii

Tahitian-inspired ki’i, or wooden sculptures, were custom designed to greet guests upon arrival. The reception area, which previously blocked views from the lobby to the ocean, was relocated to a discreet location on the side of the lobby with new concierge pods.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina pergola

In addition to remodeling existing areas, de Reus Architects led the design of many new structures. These include a coffee lounge, two outdoor dining terraces, an adult pool and a family pool, and spa-treatment pavilions.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina pool deck

The design team removed a large lobby wall and replaced it with the Hokulea Bar, as well as designed the adjacent Kohola Deck, which was built on an existing roof, seamlessly integrating with the architectural aesthetic.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina architecture

A new hotel wedding chapel was designed and constructed with coral stone walls and western red cedar trusses; its Arts and Crafts aesthetic draws inspiration from the architectural style of Hawai’i’s turn-of-the-century sensibilities. New landscaping, including the addition of a large muliwai (estuary) garden, more accurately reflects the region.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina chapel

Respectfully working within the bones of a Killingsworth-designed classic, the design team worked together to create a new standard of luxury for Oahu’s first Four Seasons–branded resort.

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina chapel building

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de Reus Architects Design Team:

Mark de Reus, AIA – Principal Architect
Dan Dzakowic, AIA – Project Manager

Project Team:

Client: The Resort Group / Four Seasons
Architecture: de Reus Architects
Architect of Record: Group 70
Interior Design: Philpotts Interiors, Studio Collective

Construction Manager: Rider Levett Bucknall
Civil Engineer: Group 70
Structural Engineer: Baldridge & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Inatsuka Engineering, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Albert Chong Associates, Inc.
Landscape: PBR Hawaii
Lighting: KGM Architectural Lighting

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina pool

Photography: Andrea Brizzi

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, Hawaii images / information received 131021 from de Reus Architects

Location: Ko Olina, Hawaii, Central Pacific, USA

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