Aulani Disney Resort & Spa: Disney’s New Family Destination Resort On Hawaiian Island Of O‘ahu
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The highly anticipated Disney destination resort currently under construction on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu now has an official name and a dynamic new Web site offering an inside look at the project! Named Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i, this exciting new family travel destinations will be close to historical sites on the western side of O‘ahu, located on 21 acres of oceanfront property in the Ko Olina Resort & Marina development. The resort is planned to have 360 hotel rooms and 481 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club villas. Plans call for the first phase of the resort to open in fall 2011.
“We are looking forward to welcoming guests to Aulani to share the fun, immersive family vacation experiences Disney is known for combined with the beauty and culture of Hawai‘i,” said Djuan Rivers, vice president, Disney Vacation Club and Resort, Hawai‘i. “We are turning to the Hawaiian culture for inspiration in everything we are doing at Aulani, and we hope our guests will not only enjoy the Disney experience, but will also embrace the unique culture of Hawai‘i and its diverse people.”
Amenities designed to engage every member of the family include pools and sunset-facing hot tubs, a snorkeling lagoon, a river, suitable for tube floating, running through a specially created volcanic outcropping a variety of kids’ club and other play programs for children are just some of the features planned.
The resort, built adjacent to a crystal-blue lagoon and a white-sand beach, is planned to also have two restaurants, a 14,545-square-foot conference center, an 18,000-square-foot spa designed with families in mind and 48,685 square feet of outdoor venues. Located nearby are the existing Ko Olina Marina and a Ted Robinson-designed, 18-hole championship golf course.
Be sure to check out Disney’s new preview website www.DisneyAulani.com for regularly updated information and photos of Aulani as it nears completion.
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