The original Kona Village was an iconic resort located along 81 acres of the Kona coast from 1965 until 2011 when a devastating tsunami caused massive damage that left the property sitting empty for over a decade. The luxurious and tranquil resort was re-opened in 2023, marking a long-awaited and significant milestone.

The design for the new Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort, took seven years; the design team and developer brought together a collective of local artists, craftsmen, engineers, and cultural and community leaders to reimagine the property in a way that highlighted its natural beauty and honored its historical roots while balancing innovative sustainable features and modern touches. To deliver the luxury resort with minimal disruptions to the land, Nordic PCL was hired in 2018 to work with the team through an extensive preconstruction process. The project team successfully built 150 guest “hales” (thatched roof homes), 140,000 square feet of common area buildings, five restaurants and bars, tennis courts, four luxurious pools, and a world-class spa and fitness center. Different from the original Kona Village, the new resort includes LEED Gold design features and is 100% solar-powered.

The project team was also responsible for removing all remaining tsunami debris, repairing infrastructure, and installing new power grids, energy and water systems, reservoirs, roads, trails and white-sand beaches.

Additional features on the property stand as a testament to the integrated project team's commitment to honor and safeguard the cultural and natural resources of the area. This included preserving anchialine ponds, lava fields and archaeological sites. The Nordic PCL team worked with a cultural leadership committee created just for this project to protect artifacts when found and actively educated team members, subcontractors and vendors on the cultural importance of the project. 

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