Sounds like it might happen soon.
I stumbled upon these threads and reading some of them brings tears. My father and uncle John are brothers.
So nice to read the great memories people shared of my uncle and his times at Coco Palms. uncle John gave me a second chance to be with my dad as I lost my dad 20 years ago. Being at my uncles side when he passed was such an intimate time for me and I cherished every moment. Mahalo to all near and far.
Mahalo Ke Akua
While I never had the pleasure to meet with you uncle, this thread has been a tribute to him - I am sorry for the loss, and for our never having met him.
All the best,
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Coco Palms was not in South Pacific. The cast and crew of the film did stay at Coco Palms during filming.
Chef Josselin will be operating the Seashell Restaurant, owned by Coco Palms and located on the beach across the street.
Where the heck are they going to have parking for the Seashell?
Having chef Josselin will be awesome. I won't have to go so far for a good meal.
I'm not at all enamored by the Hyatt deal. It is basically a sellout to a big chain, and the local charm will be gone. They're buying the name and the reputation, and then they'll run (ruin) it like any other tropical hotel. Last thing we need in Wailua is a branded hotel that fills the area with traffic and sucks out all the profits. I was really hoping for a locally run boutique hotel (essentially what the old Coco Palms was), it's the only thing that makes sense there.Edited: 18 May 2014, 09:30
Hyatt isn't buying anything, they are the management company. Coco Palms will be operated as closely as possible to the way it was. Sadly, Grace isn't here any longer but the same traditions and values will still exist at the Coco Palms. The hotel will still be locally owned.