For the first time in a quarter century, a new ground-up regional mall has opened its doors on
Oahu. Anchored by the first Macy’s in West Oahu, phase one of Ka Makana Ali‘i
features a state-of-the-art Consolidated Theatres, a six-story hotel, and with an
exciting mix of more than 100 shops and restaurants, the retail center
is a shopper’s dream.
Ka Makana Ali‘i features more than 100 shops and
The Hampton Inn & Suites was added to PCL’s
scope of work during construction.
With phase one of Ka Makana Ali‘i
comprising approximately 700,000 square-feet, logistics surrounding the
project and schedule were taken into careful consideration. Additionally, the
site had to accommodate multiple general contractors as Macy’s and ‘Ōlino, the
first state-of-the-art luxury cinema, were built by different contractors. This
dynamic approach prompted PCL to step forward and take on the role of lead contractor, coordinating the major
construction activities occurring on site. The common goal of a successful
project among all stakeholders inspired collaboration and mutual respect during
every phase of construction.
The 175-key Hampton Inn &
Suites along with the core and shell for 24 Hour Fitness were added to
PCL’s scope of work during construction. The hotel is the first Hampton by Hilton in Hawaii, and
it conveniently provides guests unparalleled access to the shopping and dining
experience at Ka Makana Ali‘i. The project team put forth a tremendous effort
in order to maintain the original schedule, which would not have been possible
without the collaborative relationships formed on-site.
Jobs to the West Side
Aside from the world-class shopping and
dining experiences that accompany
the new mall, Ka Makana Ali‘i creates jobs for West Oahu residents, helping the
growing region realize an economic boost. During the course of construction,
more than 3,000 construction jobs were created for the project, and
approximately 6,500 people will eventually be employed as a result of the
mall’s operations. In addition, the center is expected to bring in more than $5
million annually in tax revenue.
is most significant about the project is the partnership between DeBartolo
Development and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands that will create revenue to
support the construction of new homes for DHHL beneficiaries, as well as programs
that benefit Native Hawaiian interests statewide.
With Ka Makana Ali‘i gracing the
West side of Oahu, residents are now able to live, work, shop, and play in one