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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa Set to Begin $14 Million Rooms Renovation

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa will begin the first phase of a two phase, $14 million rooms renovation April 2004, announced Frank Lavey, general manager of the twin­tower resort on Waikiki Beach.

Phase one will include all rooms in the resort’s Ewa Tower, and should be completed by October 2004. Phase two will begin in the first quarter of 2005 and will include all rooms in the Diamond Head Tower.

All 1,230 guest rooms will be redone, adhering to a theme of “simple Hawaiian elegance” for a true feeling of paradise in Hawaii. Guest comfort and spacious functionality were the main objectives in selecting the furniture and color schemes. The fresh, new look will include new bathroom countertops and fixtures, showerheads, artwork, carpeting, paint, duvets, dusters, pillows, chair and chaise lounges, drapes, wallpaper and shower curtains. In addition, all furnishings will be replaced with original custom designed pieces, including armoires, desks, chairs, tables, headboards, bed sets, lamps, mirrors and ottomans.

DKKY Architecture Studio has been selected to design the room and local contractor Summit Construction has been selected to do the renovation work. A model room has been completed and is available for viewing.

Frank Lavey, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, said, “We are extremely excited about the upcoming improvements to our product. That, in addition to Hyatt’s renowned excellence for service, will allow us to maintain our reputation as the innovator and leader in the Hawaii hotel industry.”

For more information about the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, please contact the sales office at 808-­921­-6000 or consult the Internet at

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Scott M. Kawasaki
Public Relations Manager