Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina


A five-star resort community, Ko Olina encompasses 642 acres (260 hectares) on Oahu’s western coast, just 35 minutes from downtown Honolulu. The new jewel in the crown of Ko Olina is the Four Seasons.


Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii





Project Partners

Philpotts Interiors, Interior Design; PBR, Landscape Architecture; Group 70, Architect of Record; Studio Collective, Landscape Design; KGM Lighting, Lighting Design


The Resort Group



de Reus Architects led the design team in the re-branding of the former J.W.Marriott, converting the property into the five-star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. The team led the repositioning of the outdated 1985 Killingsworth-designed hotel into a one-of-a-kind luxury holding for the developer and investors.

While the hotel had a durable and expressive structure, and gracious sized guest rooms, it suffered from inadequate and tired amenities, neglected finishes, mediocre landscaping and FF&E.  The $100 million dollar refresh was extensive: 

  • The entire arrival experience from the street through to the lobby was enhanced
  • The previous reception which blocked views of the ocean from the lobby was relocated to a discreet location to the side of the lobby with new concierge pods
  • Wood detailing was added to the entry and the 17 story atrium to enrich the overall drama of the space and bring a gracious elegance to the experience.
  • A new lobby bar, coffee lounge and outdoor lounge deck
  • Redo all four restaurants
  • Create a new outdoor dining terrace and natural water feature lagoon
  • Create a new outdoor dining terrace at the Fish House
  • A new Adult pool, with Service Pantry, Lounge Decks, Restrooms and Cabanas
  • A new Family pool
  • Refurbish the existing circular pool with new lounge terraces
  • Create a new Chapel for weddings
  • New Treatment Pavilions for the Spa
  • Refurbish 358 guest accommodations (640 SF average)  — including 52 suites
  • New landscaping throughout
  • New signage throughout

Our assignment was to lead the design team of a $100MM remodel that included architecture, interior design, landscape, pools and signage, delivering on a fast-track schedule for the hotelier’s predetermined opening.


International Beach Hotel Winner
2017 International Hotel & Property Awards

Hotel Over 200 Rooms Americans & Caribbean (shortlist)
2017 International Hotel & Property Awards

Award of Honor, Hospitality Category
2017 ASID Hawaii Design Excellence Awards