Description Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a resort hotel in historic Kaʻūpūlehu. It sits on the Kona-Kohala Coast, surrounded by lush vegetation, sparkling ocean waters and stunning white-sand beaches.
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai was designed by Hill Glazier Architects, with original interior design by Wilson & Associates (formerly James Northcutt Associates). Landscape architecture was by Bensley Design, with art direction by Julie Cline. From 2008-2009, Babey Moulton Jue & Booth redesigned the suites and enhanced the spa, with additional resort enhancements by Rob Iopa, Watanabe Chun Iopa & Takaki, and Julie Cline.
Comfortable and spacious accommodations are housed in intimate two-storey bungalows arranged in small crescents along the beachfront and golf course. The Bungalows are connected by landscaped paths around pools, with guest rooms designed and decorated with indigenous rattan, bamboo, and lava rock. Views of the Pacific Ocean and the island of Maui can be seen on the horizon.
Four Seasons Hualalai was among the 100 of Travel + Leisure's world's best resorts awards in a readers poll in 2007, 2008, and 2009. It also ranked in several "top lists" by Zagat Surveys. Condé Nast Traveler placed the resort on their "Gold list" for best resorts since 2005.
As of 2009, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai was one of only three AAA Five Diamond Award winning hotels in Hawaii. In 2010, TripAdvisor named the resort the top celebrity honeymoon hotel destination.
Its par-72 18-hole golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Golf Magazine ranked the course one of the best in America to play in 2002 and it annually hosts the Champions Tour's Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Other amenities include spa services, six pools, and fitness facilities.