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Coco Palms Resort Hotel, Kauai, HI (Hotel)
4WDtiki
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Posted: 2016-03-07 5:51 pm   Permalink

Everything I've heard locally has room prices right in line with the other hotels here. Which means I won't be able to afford to stay there either!
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Posted: 2016-05-02 5:08 pm   Permalink

Breaking news!! Escrow has finally (today) closed! An extension on demo permits was granted last week to allow this, so, looks like things will finally start happening!
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-05-03 11:00 am   Permalink

Thanks for the update! I heard it here first.

 
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Posted: 2016-05-03 11:57 am   Permalink

I'm looking forward to seeing what they do. With all the neglect, plus the storm and fire damage, a complete re-build allows modernization. And to make money, it will have to attract and hold a following. So I'm expecting some vintage stuff to remain, like maybe the Elvis bungalows. Definitely the beautiful landscaping and the canals. I do want to visit when it's completed, I'm sure it will be paradise.

 
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2016-05-03 6:46 pm   Permalink

The plan is to rebuild it as it was. Everything wood will be torn down and rebuilt. So all bungalows will be completely rebuilt. The main three story hotel wings will be torn down to their steel and concrete core structures,, and redone.
The lagoon stays the same, the entire grounds layout stays the same, all buildings are to be rebuilt on their existing footprints.
I would imagine everything will have to be updated code-wise, and with newer type materials, but the intent is to have the place look the same.
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-06-19 9:32 pm   Permalink

Demolition is actually underway. Tours have ended for at least the next six months or so; stuff is starting to come down.

This article still mentions a projected opening in 2017, but they've been saying Spring 2018 for a while (which is also probably optimistic.)

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/32252028/kauais-coco-palms-resort-begins-long-awaited-demolition



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Posted: 2016-06-20 06:10 am   Permalink

Thanks for the update, I'm pleased the article mentions that they're going to "honor the past" by preserving some key elements of the original resort.

I'm looking forward to seeing it, and the island of Kauai, as its one of the islands I haven't explored yet.

It would be great if we could do a Tiki Central meetup there, although it certainly would not be an inexpensive proposition. I'm sure the new resort will command top dollar. Just imagine the scenery, the dining, and (hopefully) the talented bartenders.


 
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Posted: 2016-06-21 11:59 am   Permalink

Another article from today with a few pictures.


http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/demolition-time/article_f56769e0-a8e1-580a-9fac-bec69ace7b0c.html

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Posted: 2016-06-21 1:14 pm   Permalink

That's a nice article -- I really like the very specific details on what they are saving versus just demolishing.

I hope they offer some nice intro pricing when the place first opens.


 
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Mockingbird
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Posted: 2016-06-28 10:47 am   Permalink

Don't know if this is the place to ask this...however, does anyone have any straight on or high detail shots of this mural / mosaic. I would also love to know more info about the artist. We visited a few years ago and took the tour from Bob and I was mesmerized by it. Thanks.

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Great mural with the colors still bright


-Randy


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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2016-06-29 4:37 pm   Permalink

Hi, Mockingbird - maybe ask about it on the Coco Palms Facebook page? Bob runs it and has been posting a bunch lately.
The group is listed as: Coco Palms Resort, Kauai.


Demolition is moving along; the bungalows are gone. They were talking about trying to save the Elvis bungalow and move it to another location, but it was too far gone.


http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/talks-turn-to-permits-for-coco-palms/article_11201777-7620-5a7e-8df1-8e00ecee688c.html

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Mockingbird
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Posted: 2016-06-30 07:57 am   Permalink

I will check with Bob on the FB page. I was just checking here first cus I know he is super busy with all the demo and such. Luckily I found out last night that the pictures I had taken of the details I thought were lost, indeed were not, and on my wife's backup HD.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2016-06-30 10:45 am   Permalink

Does anyone near the resort have a drone they could use to take some progress pictures? I'll have to join the Facebook page and see what others are doing to stay on top of the re-construction.

Too bad about the Elvis room not being salvageable.


 
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