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HHV permit approved

slum808

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From the Star Advertiser

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/135204813.html?id=135204813

The City Council today approved permit requests for the $760 million expansion of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The special management and planned development-resort permits for the expansion project both were approved unanimously over objections raised by a family that leases a portion of the land under the Diamond Head Tower to Hilton.

The Mun family says its property was included as part of the project without its approval, attorney Cal Chipchase IV said. He sought a deferral of the permits to give the parties more time to settle issues related to the Muns' access to their property, which they contend would be affected by the development.

Councilman Ikaika Anderson, the Council's Zoning Committee chairman, urged the parties to continue working on an agreement as the project moves forward. Chipchase said he would discuss the matter with his clients to see how they would like to proceed.

The expansion would add 550 time-share units, swimming pools, parking and expanded retail space to the Hilton's 22-acre resort, which consists of seven hotel and time-share towers.
 

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Always glad to see HGVC building in the same locations as they always have.
 

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Seriously...how much higher density can you make HHV before you spoil the whole resort? I saw the plans and I can't fathom what Hilton/Blackstone is thinking here.
 

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Seriously...how much higher density can you make HHV before you spoil the whole resort? I saw the plans and I can't fathom what Hilton/Blackstone is thinking here.

If you ask me, they've already spoiled it with the current density.

Stayed there 15 years ago in the hotel for a work conference. Really, really enjoyed myself. Then, two years ago, we got a 2BR Lagoon for ourselves and another couple. Didn't enjoy it at all -- too crowded. I'd much rather stay on Kauai, Maui, or Big Island.

-Bob
 

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More expansion does not benefit existing owners

It would be nice if HGVC built in new areas rather than expand existing TS or another TS is the same city. This waters down our TS values and does not give us anymore vacation chooses. But then, why should they care about us, we are already locked in.

Paul
 

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HHV too "grande"

We've stayed in the Lagoon towers for 3 years in a row and we were excited to stay in the new HGVC at the Grand. We were very dissapointed. It has taken away from the Duke's Lagoon and now the Grand is too big and added traffic and too busy. The units are really nice and upgraded but I feel that it has lost it's Hawaiian touch now.
 
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