According to an article in West Hawaii Today, aka, yesterday’s news next week. Kona Village is going to have this that and the other added to the rebuild. West Hawaii Today had a big headline that said “Kona Village Plans Unvieled”.
The details were gathered from a letter a Hilo attorney representing Kona Village sent to the Hawaii County planning directer in March.
“Those plans were outlined in a March 19 letter from Steven Lim, a Hilo attorney representing Kona Village Investors LLC, to Bobby Jean Leithead Todd, former Hawaii County planning director”.
It’s mid August now… breaking news huh? The article just didn’t live up to its billing as far as I’m concerned. Yes, it mentioned they’re going to build a new Presidential suite, blah, blah, blah. But no time line! When I read “plans unveiled” I’m expecting to see a projected date the resort is going to open. No such luck in the WHT piece.
The good news is that it looks like KVR will stay fairly close to the old style of the original resort. I don’t doubt they would have built the monstrosity pictured below if they thought they could get away with it.
Update to the update: One of my spies sent me a link to the Hilo newspaper that has the WHOLE article. I thought it was goof at the end of the WHT piece they mentioned they couldn’t get in touch with Partmann. He wasn’t even mentioned in the WHT piece.
Here’s an interesting update to the story from Facebook. 8-22-13