Hilton Waikoloa Village

Project Size:
Lobby 1,200 SF; Model Room 300 SF

In 2011, Ferraro Choi was retained by Hilton Worldwide to assist with a renovation program for their Waikoloa Resort property on Hawaii Island. The goal of the renovation was to improve the overall guest experience, and reflect a sense of the rich natural beauty of the location.

The lobby renovation included the replacement of furniture, area rugs and chandelier in the main entrance of the resort. The design aimed to update the character and quality of the space consistent with Hilton’s and the industry’s standards, while incorporating the colors and textures of The islands. Against walls of light, warm local wood and flooring reminiscent of a Hawaiian coral reef, vibrant reds and yellows in bold kapa patterns highlight the design scheme, calling to mind the feather adornments of Hawaiian royalty. Occasional furnishings upholstered in the light green of oceanfront naupaka bushes complete the concept.

The room renovations included design and mock-up of one of the existing 237 guest rooms at the resort’s Lagoon Tower, with the aim of updating both the character and quality of the guest room layout. The interior design strived for innovative and contemporary styling while exploring the historic and cultural elements inherent in the Kohala Coast landscape.

The completed design remains sensitive to authentic colors, textures and local iconography, giving guests a unique sense of place, rich in natural beauty and Hawaiian history.