Turtle Bay Resort

3 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 10 S tanding on the north shore of O’ahu in beautiful Hawaii, Turtle Bay Resort has been offering visitors a deeply authentic experience since 1972. With its undisturbed coastline, and grounds spanning 1,300 acres, the resort has an abundance of opportunities to explore the magnificence of the land and the sea, while connecting with the area’s history and culture. The stunning surroundings have also grabbed the attention of Hollywood, becoming the backdrop of over 150 movies and TV shows over the past 50 years. When ownership of Turtle Bay Resort changed hands in 2018, it was determined that it was time to start planning a major transformation. Fortunately, the timing of this undertaking coincided with the early days of COVID, and Turtle Bay was closed during a time when attention could be given to some of the larger projects. Instead of reopening at the same time as other area hotels, Turtle Bay opted to remain closed, focused on bringing the hotel up to the standards visitors were looking for. Tom Donovan, General Manager recounts, “We took the opportunity, knowing that the market was going to be pretty soft, to continue the closure just to get those tough projects done. So, we really opened up July 1 of 2021, a little bit later than some of the other hotels when they came out of the pandemic. But the good news is we got all the messy stuff out of the way.” This phase of the renovation included new windows and railings on the outside of the building, and major updates to the lobby, restaurants, and the pool deck. AT A GLANCE TURTLE BAY WHAT: A 1,300-acre resort on Hawaii’s north shore WHERE: O’ahu, Hawaii WEBSITE: www.turtlebayresort.com B A Y A North Shore Transformation