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Westin to Debut on the Big Island in Hawaii

HAPUNA BEACH, Hawaii — Westin Hotels and Resorts has announced the debut of the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort following an extensive multimillion-dollar renovation that will reimagine its guest rooms and suites, introduce four new culinary concepts and transform the resort’s public spaces.

“The opening of the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort reinforces that the brand is continuing to grow in lockstep with the evolving demand of travelers, who are increasingly prioritizing their well-being while on the road,” said Brian Povinelli, senior vice president, Westin Hotels and Resorts.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort will feature some of the largest rooms on the Kohala Coast, with 17 new suites that complement 232 guest rooms, each redesigned to be an oasis for well-being and relaxation. The renovations join an already-existing 85,000-square feet of full-service outdoor and indoor meeting space, including the 8,428-square-foot Hapuna Ballroom and six conference rooms.

“We are thrilled to bring the Westin brand to the Big Island of Hawaii, where we will welcome guests and the community to an elevated resort that celebrates the wellness, as well as the area’s local culture, and ease of island spirit,” said Kisan Jo, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort will introduce four new culinary concepts:

• A Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, Meridia boasts a display kitchen, craft cocktails, expanded al fresco dining and a charcuterie and crudo bar with house-made artisanal bread.

• A fun and casual dining experience that serves Pacific Rim cuisine, the Naupaka Beach Grill is an innovative casual restaurant that features an extensive list of local brews on tap.

• An outdoor seating experience, ‘Ikena Landing is an open-air breakfast venue with expanded seating and nature-inspired shade trellises.

• A centrally located barista bar, Piko Coffee+Bar, serves 100 percent Kona coffee, refreshing libations, a light menu and fresh grab-and-go selections.