I was there in March and then again in early July. There was not enough of sufficient interest to take pictures at that time. As posted, the pool was a big hole. They were just starting to form the sides and one end for a pour. I would also be interested in a more updated pool view.Does anyone have any recent pictures of the Waikikian and the new pool areas for the Waikikian and Lagoon towers? I've been looking everywhere and can't find any new news or pictures since March.
Thanks, alwyson! This is either bigger or more detailed than the one in the sales office in Tapa Tower - I don't know which, but it is much easier to get a better feel for how the finished product will look.Found some interesting photos of the overall model on Flickr.
The model includes the new pool area and the new entrance for the HGVC towers.
The following is from the Hilton Hawaiian Village Rejuvenation website - http://www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.net/rejuvenation/
Lagoon Tower and The Grand Waikikian Construction
Through December 2008
The Lagoon Tower pool will be reconfigured with building of a new pool, entrance to the parking lot and relocation of the porte-cochere to the opposite side of the building tower. This project also includes the building of The Grand Waikikian Tower. Both are time share towers at Hilton Hawaiian Village. The area affected by this project is 1/4 of one acre.
From the 3rd Quarter - Hilton Hawaiian Village Rejuvenation Newsletter
Through December: The Grand Waikikian has entered its final phases of construction. The Grand Waikikian’s new restaurant and pool are also on track to open in December.
This could explain the lack of availability everyone was seeing for HHV in Jan/Feb 2009 as the 9-month window rolled around. Hilton could have been holding back a portion of the inventory to accommodate the people who had made reservations at the Grand Waikikian and will now need to be placed elsewhere.Here's the scoop from a salesperson today:
The Grand Waikikian will not open in December after all.