Resort Facts at a Glance
- 62 acres of oceanfront resort, offering the perfect destination for an island getaway
- 1,240 luxury guest rooms & suites, elegantly appointed and truly comfortable
- Unique “Village” destination resort experience, ready to be explored
- Three freshwater pools, two with waterfalls and waterslides
- Four-acre swimming and snorkeling lagoon, for an authentic salt-water experience
- Eight distinctive restaurants and nine lounges, offering a variety of cuisines and environments
- Room service, for private dining in your guest room or suite. Click here to view our menu
- Museum walkway featuring over $7 million art collection, a truly unique amenity
- World-class Kohala Spa, featuring a full menu of treatments and therapies
- Two championship golf courses, designed by master course architects
- Seaside putting course, offering exceptional ocean views
- Complimentary shuttle, to golf courses, shopping and Anaeho'omalu Bay
- Eight tennis courts, including a 432 seat stadium court
- Oceanside wedding chapel, providing the perfect setting for romantic events
- The Gallery - Hilton Waikoloa Village, featuring artists of the Big Island
- 20,000 square feet of retail shopping, to find the perfect souvenir
- Tranquil canal, offering a gentle boat ride throughout the resort to view fish and wildlife
- Zen garden, for relaxation and meditation
- Waikoloa Wedding Planner Atelier, to help coordinate your special day
- Convention Center, providing over 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space
- Outdoor Facilities, offering 175,000 square feet of pre-function/outdoor venues
- Business Center, assisting in last minute presentation needs
- High-speed Internet, available in all accommodations and meeting space
- Activities for the entire family, offering an array of ways to make memories to last a lifetime
- Club Keiki program for kids, specially designed for children 5-12
- Dolphin Quest Learning Lagoon, offering a once-in-a-lifetime interactive dolphin encounters
Resort History at a Glance
Hilton Waikoloa Village is located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort area on the southern
Kohala Coast on Hawaii's Big Island - just 18 miles from the Kona International Airport.
- Hilton Waikoloa Village was originally drafted on a simple cocktail napkin. Chris
Hemmeter was a prolific developer of mega resorts and always preferred to start
with a gigantic slate - which meant a lot of digging and grading through lava.
- Hilton Waikoloa Village is the amazing result of his endless imagination and vision.
Construction began in 1986 and the resort was completed in 2 years time in 1988 with
a budget of $360 million. Hemmeter's vision evolved into a tropical paradise complete
with three towers with 1240 rooms, trams, canal boats, a saltwater lagoon, three pools,
Eight restaurants, a seaside putting course and $7million in artwork.
- Hemmeter had a knack for seeing possibility where others did not. He once said, “You have
to serve customers the wine they want, not the wine you think they should have
spent a week in one of our elite suites, suitably named the "Hemmeter Suite" just before he
passed away in 2003.
- The resort actually opened as a Hyatt resort and later sold in 1993 to a Chinese company,
Global Resort Partners, and Hilton Corporation. In 2002, Hilton Hotels Corporation purchased
Global Resort Partners' shares, making Hilton Waikoloa Village 100% Hilton owned.
- With the strong resources of Hilton Hotels Corporation, we have worked hard to ensure Hilton
Waikoloa Village is the resort of choice for our guests and visitors. Our tropical paradise
continues to evolve as we renew, refresh and establish ourselves as a true resort destination.
- With a capital investment of over $101 million in projects since 2005, we strive to distinguish
ourselves through our continuous improvement efforts. We have completed numerous improvements
and additions to the resort's offerings, increasing levels of comfort while instilling the
unique Hawaiian culture into hotel décor and services.