posted on August 13, 2014 22:34
Ko Olina Ohana
Aloha Ko Olina Ohana,
I wanted to take this time to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you and your
families and to celebrate the success of Ko Olina Resort. The incredible growth Ko Olina has
experienced over the years is a direct result of your long-term commitment and dedication.
I am very pleased to announce that after 15 years we will be repurchasing JW Marriott Ihilani
Resort from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers following the expiration of Marriott International’s
management agreement on December 31, 2014.
Following the New Year, Ihilani will close for an extensive renovation and reopen under one of
the top luxury resort brands in the world. We expect the hotel to remain closed throughout 2015.
As part of the Ko Olina Ohana, you are paramount to the current and future success we share and
we would be honored if you would consider staying within the Ko Olina family. In addition to Marriott's
employee commitments as well as opportunities with our resort affiliates, we are excited to share with
you that our soon to be named management partner feels similarly and will be hosting a private job fair
exclusive to Marriott Ihilani employees to discuss available career opportunities.
I would like to extend a sincere mahalo to Marriott International for their invaluable care of
Ihilani. Marriott will continue to be a great resort partner as Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club expands its
operations within our resort.
Lastly, I am deeply humbled by your support of our development plans throughout the years. We
are confident this project will solidify west O‘ahu’s recognition as a premier global resort location for
future generations to enjoy and for your families to prosper.
Jeffrey R. Stone