de Reus Architects

de Reus Architects

Waimea, HI | Ketchum, ID


Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina

de Reus Architects led the design team in the re-branding of the former J.W.Marriott, converting the property into the five-star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. The team led the repositioning of the outdated 1985 Killingsworth-designed hotel into a one-of-a-kind luxury holding for the developer and investors.

While the hotel had a durable and expressive structure, and gracious sized guest rooms, it suffered from inadequate and tired amenities, neglected finishes, mediocre landscaping and FF&E.  The $100 million dollar refresh was extensive: 

  • The entire arrival experience from the street through to the lobby was enhanced
  • The previous reception which blocked views of the ocean from the lobby was relocated to a discreet location to the side of the lobby with new concierge pods
  • Wood detailing was added to the entry and the 17 story atrium to enrich the overall drama of the space and bring a gracious elegance to the experience.
  • A new lobby bar, coffee lounge and outdoor lounge deck
  • Redo all four restaurants
  • Create a new outdoor dining terrace and natural water feature lagoon
  • Create a new outdoor dining terrace at the Fish House
  • A new Adult pool, with Service Pantry, Lounge Decks, Restrooms and Cabanas
  • A new Family pool
  • Refurbish the existing circular pool with new lounge terraces
  • Create a new Chapel for weddings
  • New Treatment Pavilions for the Spa
  • Refurbish 358 guest accommodations (640 SF average)  — including 52 suites
  • New landscaping throughout
  • New signage throughout
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Status: Built
Location: Ko Olina, Oahu, HI
Firm Role: Architect, Design Oversight
Additional Credits: G70 - Architect of Record
Philpotts Interiors - Interior Design
Studio Collective - Select Restaurant Design
PBR Hawaii - Landscape Architecture