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Keauhou Beach Hotel to close in October, 112 will lose jobs

LAST UPDATED: 03:50 p.m. HST, Aug 22, 2012

Kamehameha Schools said today is plans to close the Keauhou Beach Hotel on Hawaii island in October, putting 112 employees out of work.

“Planning is underway to demolish the hotel structure itself in order to create the opportunity for Kamehameha Schools to re-claim and restore a portion of the cultural landscape in Kahaluu ma kai that has been covered or impacted by the hotel and its surrounding structures for decades,” Kamehameha Schools said in a news release.

Kamehameha Schools CEO Dee Jay Mailer met with a majority of hotel employees this morning to tell them the news.

Kamehameha Schools said "financial losses at the hotel over the last six years have been substantial."

The hotel is managed by Outrigger Hotels.

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yskeulb wrote:
So sad
on August 22,2012 | 04:07PM
hanoz808 wrote:
we stayed there in 2007 and enjoyed our staycation
on August 22,2012 | 04:09PM
allie wrote:
on August 22,2012 | 04:24PM
blackmurano wrote:
Just like that. You tell 112 employees their going to be layed off. Especially on the Big island where jobs are scare. I stayed at this beautiful hotel just about once a year and I really enjoyed my stay there. Personally, I feel this hotel is a lot more beautiful and its surrounding than the hotels they got in Kona. Keauhou is outside of Kona and its a perfect place for a quiet stay. I hope Kamehameha school takes care of these employees with some severence pay.
on August 22,2012 | 05:03PM
mamacita808 wrote:
We stayed there in May of this year. It was pretty crowded, but the front desk clerk did tell us that she thought they would be closing down soon. I'm sorry for the people who will be losing their jobs.
on August 22,2012 | 05:22PM
ISCREAM wrote:
It's the 1%'s fault...daxx rich people! Get 'em Obama.
on August 22,2012 | 08:50PM
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