Grand Hyatt Kauai Room Renovation Beginning
The Grand Hyatt Kauai is one of my favorite places to hang out on the island -- a perfect afternoon would begin with a Lomi Lomi massage at the hotel's Anara Spa, followed by an outdoor shower. Then a stroll along the resort's pretty stretch of beach at sunset, and then cocktails in the wood-paneled Stevenson's Library lounge that's like a good ol' boy's club, but not in an obnoxious sexist way.
So I was pleased to learn that all the guest rooms are getting a face lift, starting in April 2010-- from the renderings I've seen, the rooms look to be getting a sleek and simple décor, with local touches, including plantation-style wood shutters and hand carved headboards of sapele wood (similar to mahogeny), imprinted with the native hapu'u fern. The renovation will be done wing-by-wing, so you shouldn't be next door to drilling and hammering if you visit over the next few months. All the guest rooms are expected to be renovated by 2011.