April 14, 2015 | Source: bizjournals.com

Embassy Suites hotel in West Oahu will Create 300 Jobs

Embassy Suites, which plans to open its second hotel in Hawaii in Kapolei in West Oahu, as part of the Ilima at Leihano senior living campus, is expected to hire at least 300 people for the new project, according to a representative from the hotel’s development team.

Jim Stone, a principal for Honolulu-based Group 70 International, recently shared plans for the seven-story, 180-room hotel project with the Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board, noting that it already has applied for a conditional-use permit.

The project, which was first reported by PBN, is the third hotel being planned for West Oahu. It will include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and meeting rooms.

It will be located on Manawai Street between Kapolei Parkway and Kamaaha Avenue on two acres within California-based Kisco Senior Living’s 40-acre project.

Stone said developers have finished traffic reports and an environmental impact statement for the project that have shown to have minimal impact on the road and traffic.

Embassy Suites, a chain of all-suite hotels owned by Hilton Worldwide, has more than 200 hotels in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Its first and only hotel in Hawaii is located in Waikiki.

The other planned West Oahu hotels are Hilton’s Hampton Inn & Suites, a 175-room hotel at DeBartolo Development’s 1.4-million-square-foot, $500 million Ka Makana Alii shopping mall, and California developer R.D. Olson Development’s 150-room Marriott Residence Inn in Kapolei.

The three properties would add 505 hotel rooms to the area, which currently relies on nearby Ko Olina Resort for hotel space.


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