Coco Palms Resort Set to Reopen as a Kimpton Luxury Retreat in 2026

Coco Palms Resort Set to Reopen as a Kimpton Luxury Retreat in 2026

(IN SHORT) Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in collaboration with Coco Palms Resort, is set to introduce the first-ever Kimpton property in Hawaii, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort, in 2026. Situated amidst the stunning landscapes of Kauai’s Wailua valley, the resort will undergo a meticulous restoration to revive its former glory as a haven for Hollywood celebrities. With 350 elegantly designed accommodations, a range of amenities, and a commitment to preserving local culture, Coco Palms aims to offer guests an authentic and enriching experience.

(PRESS RELEASE) Denham, UK, 2024-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading hospitality brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in partnership with Coco Palms Resort, is set to unveil the first-ever Kimpton property in Hawaii, Coco Palms, A Kimpton Resort. Scheduled to open its doors in 2026, this collaboration marks an exciting milestone for IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, promising a culturally rich experience amidst the lush landscapes of Kauai.

Located in the picturesque Wailua valley, Coco Palms Resort, under the ownership of Reef Capital Partners and operation by Highgate, will undergo a meticulous restoration to recapture its former glory. Once a favored destination of Hollywood luminaries like Elvis Presley and Rita Hayworth, the resort’s revival aims to blend historical charm with contemporary luxury.

The resort will feature 350 elegantly designed accommodations, including cottages, thoughtfully integrated within three low-rise hotel structures. Guests can look forward to a host of amenities tailored for relaxation and exploration, from a coconut grove for meditative strolls to rejuvenating spa treatments and a variety of dining options, including a rooftop bar and a restored shoreline restaurant.

Leanne Harwood, SVP, Managing Director for Luxury & Lifestyle Americas at IHG Hotels & Resorts, expressed enthusiasm about Coco Palms becoming a Kimpton flagship, highlighting the brand’s commitment to offering authentic experiences rooted in local culture and heritage.

Reef Capital Partners’ Chief Financial Officer, Jon Day, emphasized the significance of preserving Coco Palms’ legacy, stating that IHG shares their vision of honoring the site’s historical and cultural heritage.

In addition to its cultural significance, Coco Palms will serve as a hub for education and appreciation of Kaua‘i’s native culture, boasting an onsite cultural center and museum.

Situated near the Wailua River and in close proximity to Lihue Airport, Coco Palms provides convenient access to Kauai’s natural wonders, making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking a harmonious blend of relaxation and adventure.

Upon its debut, Coco Palms will join Kimpton’s esteemed portfolio of luxury resorts worldwide, offering guests an unparalleled experience steeped in tradition and elegance.

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About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury and lifestyle portfolio, is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981. Anchored in one-of-a-kind experiences, the San Francisco-born brand now operates more than 75 hotels and over 100 restaurants, bars and lounges across urban locations, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets globally. From inspiring design to forward-thinking flavors that feed the soul, Kimpton spaces and experiences center on its guests. Every detail is thoughtfully curated and artfully delivered so that guest experiences remain meaningful, unscripted and ridiculously personal. For more information, visit

About Reef Capital Partners
Reef Capital Partners is a diversified, vertically integrated commercial real estate investment company. It specializes in creating and managing unique value-added real estate financing and development opportunities. In 2022, Reef Capital took over ownership of Coco Palms leveraging its experience and reputation across the country for its responsible development practices and focus on quality.

About Highgate
Highgate is a leading global real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in major U.S. gateway cities including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu, with a growing footprint in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The hospitality forward company provides expert guidance through all stages of the property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate has a proven record of developing its diverse portfolio of bespoke lifestyle hotel brands, legacy brands, and independent hotels and resorts with contemporary programming and digital acumen. The company utilizes industry-leading revenue management tools that efficiently identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Honolulu, London and Lisbon.

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