Renovation Updates

Investing in the Future

The Hale Koa Hotel is committed to enhancing the overall guest experience with continual improvements in our services while reinvesting in our facilities.

We are happy to announce the start of the highly anticipated refurbishment of the Ilima Tower Guest Rooms. The project timeline has this work beginning on August 9,  2021 with projected completion in the Fall of 2022.

The Ilima Tower, which debuted in 1975 received a complete renovation in 2009 and is now slated to receive a refurbishment of guestrooms. Improvements include wallpapering and flooring, refinishing of existing furniture, and new decorative accessories.

The contractor will work on (4) guest room floors at a time and have exclusive use of the Ilima Bather’s Elevator for the duration of the project. Noise levels are anticipated to be minimal, with work hours limited to 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, daily.

Also, the crucial complete modernization of the Ilima Tower Guest Elevators will be underway, which will result in (1) of the (4) elevators being out of service at a time.


Q: When will the Ilima Tower Guest Room Refurbishment begin?

A: The Ilima Tower Guest Room Refurbishment is scheduled to start on August 9th, 2021 with work expected to extend until the Fall of 2022.

Q: Will the Ilima Tower be in operation during the refurbishment?

A: Yes, a total of four floors will be provided to the contractor at all times until completion. Guests will occupy the remaining guest room                    floors.

Q: What will the Ilima Tower Guest Room Refurbishment include?

A: There will be a comprehensive refurbishment of guestrooms which will feature new wallpaper and flooring and a refinishing of all existing         furniture. New decorative room accessories will also be added.

Q: Will I be able to request a specific tower?

A: As is our existing policy, room and tower preferences can be requested, however it is not guaranteed. Rooms are assigned on the morning         of check-in.