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Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

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Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

I know they closed down April 2009.

Any news in local newspaper?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

Not much at all in the local business-oriented media...

But it is apparent they have dropped the property from their current main website at:

http://www.celebrityresorts.com/

But I could have sworn I saw numerous foks when I walked by there a week or so ago and distinctly recalled what looked like a visitor family pulling in with al of their gear.

Anyway, the current unstable operating condition is due to Celebrity losing the lease on the land and buildings in March 2010...going back to the Queen Emma Land Co., who is getting a major chunk of the central Waikiki area back at the same time.

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2. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

I was there in April 2009. I did know about the lease ending in 2010.

I just wondered if someone took it over until the end of the lease?

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3. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

I loved this hotel and their terrific staff, so I checked everywhere I could. I even called their main office which is only 15 miles from where I lived. I learned that they did lose their lease and closed in May, 2009. Celebrity did everything they could to keep it, but the Queen Emma trust just wasn't interested.

About seeing people there, I found a website that mentioned on it that the hotel is currently being used as a college dorm.

I hope this info helps.

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4. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

Thanks I appreciate your reply!

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5. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

Hi, I have just returned from Oahu, and stayed at the Hawaiian King which is next door to Celebrity Resorts.

It is now branded as White Sands Hotel. Half of it has been rented out to students, and the rest is being used for holiday guests.

Regards

John.

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6. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

I stayed at Hawaiian King my last trip and enjoyed it! Rarely gets mentioned here. Thanks for the post about Celebrity, I had the same question.

I hear Hawaiiana Hotel is also being used as a dorm in part. Thanks for the info.

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7. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

Do you mean Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel?

www.waikikisandvillahotel.com/index.htm

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8. Re: Does anyone know what will become of Celebrity Resorts HNL?

I think he's means Celebrity Resort changed the name to White Sand?

Waikiki Sand Villa is different, about 3 blocks away. I know because I'm staying there next month!

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