October 20, 2018 | Source:

Hawaii’s Best Workplaces 2018: Medium-sized companies

No. 4 G70 Three reasons your employees love coming to work every day. Employees at G70 love coming to work every day because they get to work on exciting projects which contribute to the betterment of the communities in which we live. While at work, they are constantly challenged to create and better our natural and built...

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September 7, 2018 | Source:

Special report – private schools expanding

Several Hawaii private schools are in the midst of redeveloping their campuses, with a move toward creating 21st century schools with community or village settings that foster learning outside the traditional classrooms most adults experienced in their school days. Iolani School last week broke ground on a new “community” for kindergarten and first grade that will...

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August 31, 2018 | Source:

Queen Kapiolani hotel to reveal $35 million renovation in October

The Queen Kapiolani Hotel has set an expected date of Oct. 23 for the reveal of its newly revamped property following a $35 million renovation. In addition to all new public spaces and guest rooms, the project will bring two new dining options: Knots Coffee Roasters, which opened in June, and pool terrace restaurant Deck, slated...

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March 28, 2018 | Source:

Architecture firm G70 shows off its talents in new Honolulu Office

G70 is using its new headquarters in the former Bank of Hawaii branch space in Downtown Honolulu to show off the architecture firm’s talents, integrating art work by staff and local artists, incorporating open office space and adapting the reuse of a 50-year old space. The firm formerly known as Group 70 International recently finished moving...

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March 25, 2018 | Source:

G70 helms $46M renovation and transformation of The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on Hawaii Island (formerly known as the Big Island) is undergoing a $46-million renovation and transformation, which is expected to be completed this May. Honolulu-based G70 is behind the design. Upon completion, the property will be known as The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, and will be the only Westin on the...

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March 16, 2018 | Source:

Hawaii’s Tourism Challenges

Tourism remains one of Hawai‘i’s economic pillars. And while 2017 was another year of records, the industry faces some new challenges this year. PBN editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more from a roundtable of tourism industry executives. At a glance, here’s the report card for Hawaii tourism in 2017: • Visitor spending up 6.2...

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March 10, 2018 | Source:

Community gets a glimpse of long-delayed Kihei High School

KIHEI — State Department of Education officials confirmed during a meeting Thursday night that the Kihei high school is on track to open for the 2021-22 school year, but they left some long-suffering parents pleading for it to open with all grade levels at the start. “I’m super excited we’re at this point — don’t get...

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March 2, 2018 | Source:

Queen Kapi‘olani Nears Completion of $35 Million Refresh

The Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel, Waikiki Beach is set to reopen this summer following a $35 million renovation. Led by Honolulu-based architecture and design firms G70 and Philpotts Interiors, the redesign embraces the 1960s aesthetic of Waikiki’s golden age across 19 stories. Designed as an extension of the surrounding upscale neighborhoods of Waikiki’s Gold Coast, the open-air...

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