Hawaiian Dredging was asked to restore the grounds to their award-winning status after a catastrophic earthquake had destroyed it.
In October 2006 the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, one of Hawaii’s largest and most luxurious, was destroyed by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake. The entire south end had collapsed. The top floor had been destroyed. Forced to close, the building was in danger of falling and over 200 rooms needed renovating.
The structure had to be secured and guest room units in the main tower were enlarged. The lobby and public area were also enlarged to create more retail spaces. Interior finishes were planned throughout, including teak casework and millwork, porcelain floor tiles, stone countertops, and lighting systems.
Large soaking tubs were installed along with walk-in closets. The luan wood and terrazzo flooring in the guest room units at the Beach Cottages were meticulously preserved. A new fitness center was added, along with motorized skylights, a Koi Pond, and a new IT system.
Map it: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel