Atlantis Hawaii, the first Atlantis resort in the United States is a step nearer to opening with the signing of an agreement between Kerzner International Holdings Limited (“Kerzner”) and China Oceanwide (together with its subsidiary, “Oceanwide Resort Paradise HI LLC”).
The new Atlantis resort will be in Ko Olina, a 642 acre development on the island of O’ahu in Hawaii.
In the company’s announcement, Jean-Gabriel Pérès, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International, said, “Atlantis resorts are iconic entertainment destinations that significantly contribute to the surrounding community, and Hawaii will be no exception. Ko Olina is an incredible project with exceptional partners in global leaders China Oceanwide and The Resort Group. Atlantis will astonish and amaze, as well as celebrate the history and culture of Hawaii. An unsurpassed location will provide endless wonders, with its magnificent sense of discovery, whilst also pioneering previously unseen experiences. I am proud we are bringing Atlantis, a must-see resort, to O’ahu.”
In addition to a luxury hotel the Atlantis Hawaii resort will also feature “revolutionary water play in Aquaventure Waterpark, The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium and incredible dining experiences”.
Steven Wang, senior vice president, Oceanwide Resort Paradise HI LLC, added, “Oceanwide is honored to partner with The Resort Group and Kerzner in bringing one of the world’s most prestigious and quality resorts – Atlantis – to the state of Hawai‘i. We believe strongly that Atlantis will bolster the already strong tourism market, increasing visitor spending and adding much-needed hotel rooms to the islandAs the first of several major projects Oceanwide is introducing to Hawai‘i, we are committed to collaborating with our partners and becoming an active, long-term contributor to the local community through our developments.”
Kerzner has plans to continue to grow and develop the Atlantis brand globally.