Kona Village


Kona Village

Walker Warner


Kona Village rises from the remnants of a beloved hideaway after over a decade of stillness. Carefully conceived to exude organic, approachable luxury, the resort’s second chapter is inspired by the nuances of the destination and the original property that captured the hearts of travelers. What lies here now is an inviting, spirited sanctuary that immerses guests in the archetypal island experience while ushering in a forward-looking sustainable design.

The resort offers 150 traditional guest hale, a new spa, and five restaurants and bars. The design was guided by a pledge to be as minimally disruptive to the land as possible. Working to maintain the site’s structural integrity and archaeological landmarks, the original property’s relaxed Pacific Island style was respectfully restored while being elevated with modern touches and sustainable innovations. From the outset, the project had its sights on LEED Gold Certification, and all decisions were considered with this goal in mind.

Key Team Members

Architectural Team
Mike McCabe, Principal
Greg Warner, Principal
John Lacy, Senior Project Manager
Gloria Kim, Senior Project Manager
John Pierson, Senior Project Manager
Chris May, Project Manager
Chris Ryan, Job Captain
Philip Viana, Job Captain
Matthew Yungert, Job Captain
Lawrence Raposo, Designer
Additional Teams
Delawie, Executive Architect
Nicole Hollis, Interior Design
Ali'i Builders, Contractor
Nordic PCL, Contractor
Goodfellow Brothers, Contractor
Re-Use Hawai'i, Contractor
VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture, Landscape
The Ruzika Company, Lighting
GFDS Engineers, Structural
Isynergy, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection
Sam O. Hirota, Civil
Geolabs, Geotechnical
Engineering Plus, Technology
Image Global Vision, Signage