Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Resort – Luxury
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Nicole Hollis
  • Other Designer(s)
    Brandon Asbury; Riley Dean; Marissa Allen; Pamela Jewel; Evelyn Kiing; Dani Serrano; Joyce Hada
  • Architect
    Walker Warner Architects
  • Interior Designer
  • Hospitality
    Rosewood Hotel Group
  • Construction Company
    Nordic PCL & Ali'i Builders
  • Photo Credit
    Douglas Friedman
  • Location
    72-300 Maheawalu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI, USA 96740
  • Project Date
    July 3, 2023
  • Developer
    Kennedy Wilson
  • Project Link

Kona Village is an iconic Hawaiian retreat redesigned after a destructive tsunami closed its doors in 2011. The resort features open-air Public Spaces, 150 Suites & Hales all seamlessly integrated within the landscape. Hale Moana, the resort's main restaurant showcases bespoke furnishings by local craftsmen & commissioned art installations. Public spaces abound, from the family pool to Talk Story bar, evoking the site's storied past. The Kahuwai Cookhouse & Market, nestled by an archaeological site, offers a taste of local cuisine, while Ocean Pursuits invites guests to explore the bay's wonders. Shipwreck Bar, housed in a restored sailing ship & an elevated adult pool provide exclusive retreats among palm groves. The spa & fitness center offer rejuvenation amidst volcanic landscapes, with views of Hual?lai & Mauna Kea. Hales & Suites immerse guests in the island's diverse microenvironments, reflecting the colors & energy of their surroundings. Throughout the resort, a sense of "barefoot luxury" pervades, embracing simplicity with refined materials & textures. In collaboration with the Cultural Committee, Kona Village showcases Hawaiian artistry, honoring the island's heritage.

NICOLEHOLLIS conceives timeless interiors that elevate the human spirit. This award-winning collective of interior designers, interior architects, and furniture designers is led by creative director and principal Nicole Hollis in partnership with her husband, CEO Lewis Heathcote.

NICOLEHOLLIS offers a holistic approach to the art of living through residential, hospitality, and product design. The studio’s portfolio of clients includes global leaders and notable innovators who appreciate the ability to create a home that supports and enhances their family's chosen lifestyle.