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Coco Palms Resort Hotel, Kauai, HI (Hotel)
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Posted: 2015-08-16 12:54 pm   Permalink

Can someone help me? In which year was installed gold tiles in bungalows (I mean in bathrooms)? Who knows this information? Maybe someone can say who stayed in bungalows in 60's, 70's.




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Posted: 2015-08-18 08:28 am   Permalink

STILL waiting on permits. Lots of hoops to jump through, with every little state and county dept. article from this morning's paper: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/coco-palms-still-waiting-for-permits/article_9da4f69b-01cb-5bb4-9845-ee85e7c28d36.html?mode=jqm
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Posted: 2015-08-18 2:50 pm   Permalink

I couldn't read the article until I clicked on "Full Size"


 
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Posted: 2015-08-19 8:54 pm   Permalink

Another step!


The $135 million project to redevelop the famed Coco Palms Resort on Kauai came one step closer to becoming a reality after Kauai County officials on Wednesday released the first set of permits needed to begin demolition work.


http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2015/08/19/kauai-county-green-lights-coco-palms-resort.html?ana=e_lulu_bn_newsalert&u=vS6EyabXNIHAnL1EW6/H4fxfYAI&t=1440036719

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Posted: 2015-08-22 11:16 am   Permalink

Hope they do the rooms in the old style decor.




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Posted: 2015-08-22 2:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-08-22 11:16, Dustycajun wrote:
Hope they do the rooms in the old style decor.



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Good thought. That would appeal to us, but may not appeal to their target market. I'm expecting with upgraded grounds will come updated décor. My hope is that it will still not be a "sterile" Polynesian treatment, but something along the very organic designs in many of the other resorts on the islands.

On another subject - have you looked up the life (and death) of the bratty blonde character in the photo? Its tragic.


 
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Posted: 2015-12-02 2:06 pm   Permalink

Bump... 100 days have passed since the last Coco Palms comments were posted here. Does anyone have news on permits, demolition, clean-up, or any other activities?

 
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Posted: 2015-12-02 7:18 pm   Permalink

Yes! About two weeks ago, they did landscape clearance on the property, which involved cutting back overgrowth from buildings to be 'demolished', and mowing down the 8' tall grass around the lagoon, cottages and chapel, and in some of the coconut grove.
The landscaping was prep work to give working access to begin the tearing down soon of what's being torn down.

Also, yesterday, they started having 24 hour security people on site, partly as a response to repeated arrests of people going in and stealing wiring out of the walls.
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Posted: 2015-12-02 7:23 pm   Permalink

Thought I'd share this link to a facebook group about Coco Palms. It's run by Bob, the guy who does the tours there, he knows everything that's happening there and when it's happening. https://www.facebook.com/groups/98320760038/
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Posted: 2016-02-23 8:19 pm   Permalink

Apparently there was another hearing today. Since demolition hasn't started yet and may not be completed by previously scheduled deadlines, there's a possibly the permits could be pulled. Sounds like today's meeting set up a follow up hearing for April 26, at which point they could make that decision:


http://thegardenisland.com/future-of-coco-palms-could-hinge-on-status-hearing/article_afacd996-da7b-11e5-95bf-7f04a2989081.html


http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/coco-rebuild-in-question/article_fa6645e7-17e5-5737-802f-83eac6b9a1c9.html


This article says the hui was planning to have their loan secured by Feb 22nd, but I haven't seen any word on whether that happened:
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2016/02/05/developers-hope-to-start-demolition-of-kauais-coco.html


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Posted: 2016-02-23 10:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the updates, bamalamalu. It sounds like delays are threatening to kill the whole redevelopment plan. Are there other parties waiting in the wings to redevelop this land? Otherwise, I don't understand why the Council sounds like they would not grant an extension.

Let it sit and do nothing or help motivated people redevelop the site that can add to Kauai's hospitality industry, not to mention its taxes, hmmm???


 
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Posted: 2016-02-24 06:25 am   Permalink

Bummer. Commercial loans often require quite a bit of forecasting to ensure the project doesn't get funded, then built, and then falls flat on its face with the bank coming out as a big loser. There may be quite a challenge behind getting this off the ground, to prove to the banks that they can build it and then survive long enough to pay off the loans. There may also be environmental impacts which are making life difficult and very expensive for the developer. It's a very nice property with quite an appealing history, but could still be quite an uphill struggle to redevelop. I hope we'll learn more soon.

 
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Posted: 2016-02-24 8:47 pm   Permalink

Yeah, everything can be so complicated.

I don't know that another developer is lurking at this point, but not everyone is in favor of the resurrection.
Since it closed the area's become busier and the traffic gets pretty bad; a lot of people are concerned with how much worse that'll be once all those additional hotel guests come back. Plus, it's been an eyesore, rotting away, for almost 25 years and there's a certain sense of 'enough already, just tear it down.' Some hope the land could be turned into a park instead of another hotel.



Here's another story from today with a few more details on the financing delays. Sounds like they changed the application to be for a different type of loan which would hopefully close sooner; but then they'd need a second construction loan later.


http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/coco-project-still-alive/article_722b0a91-02b7-5e93-975f-421757f5a117.html


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Posted: 2016-03-05 7:40 pm   Permalink

A couple more recent articles.

http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/financing-near-say-coco-palms-developers/article_4a5d1b0a-dc1f-5195-9bfe-c536dede30fb.html



Some brief ones from the hotel development perspective. I'm a little concerned about the "upper-upscale" designation. In my experience following the redevelopment story, those excited about this project are in it more for the nostalgia. I'm guessing those with an "upper-upscale" budget wouldn't be interested (and many like me who are interested won't be able to afford it.)


http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2016/03/02/hyatt-hotels-corp-s-unbound-collection-includes.html

https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/b/launch?fid=Inbox&order=up&tt=13816&pSize=25&.rand=1481654303


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