Yes, this is the last available ocean front parcel -- I think this is the parcel next to Disney that is now being discussed for the Atlantis property -- this would suggest that there will be new development next to the Marriott (for the two luxury hotels owned by the Chinese investors) plus the hypothetical Atlantis property.
That would absolutely make the lagoon by Aulani jam packed -- wow. It was already relatively crowded last year, I can't imagine what it would be like when the Four Season opens and a potential Atlantis property.
Wow. Thanks for posting this.
Yes, that is correct. The announcement for the proposed Atlantis project would be for the land in between Disney and the Beach Villas at Ko'Olina and I would expect guests there would utilize both Lagoon 1 (with Four Seasons and Disney) and Lagoon 2 (with Beach Villas at Ko'Olina and whatever new resort is built on the other side of Beach Villas).
Then the parcel between Beach Villas and Marriott's Ko'Olina Beach Club, is actually three parcels on that large lot, is the area referred to as having been sold for $200m to the Chinese investors/developers for building two luxury resorts there. My expectation has always been that they would build one resort there to share Lagoon 2 with Beach Villas and the other on the left/south side of the parcel to share Lagoon 3 with the Marriott. That is how the land is laid out and it would seem to make the most sense.
There are some big numbers being thrown out there for these projects and we've definitely been noticing an uptick in real estate showing requests coming off of these announcements, which is interesting.
2016 is going to be a big year for Ko'Olina, no doubt about it!
I'll start a separate thread on this other topic, but I'm guessing everyone here has also heard about Chuck's Steak and Seafood to be replaced by Longhi's in a few months? That will be interesting. I've met the Longhi family on Maui and I expect they will be very successful with their Maui operation as well. Exciting times for Ko'Olina!