Philpotts Interiors

Hokule’a Lounge

Ko Olina, Oʻahu, HI

The Hokule’a Lounge at the newly renovated Oahu resort is a place for guests to both greet the day and watch the sun fade into the Pacific. Early birds are able to enjoy their coffee and a light breakfast; then in the evening they can return to enjoy a cocktail along with a vigorous game of pool.

One of the first changes we made at the resort was to relocate the lobby’s front desk and orient the entire area to the panoramic coast. A large lobby wall was removed and replaced with the Hokule’a Lounge. The adjacent Kohola deck, an amenity deck built on an existing roof, was then designed to seamlessly integrate with the original architect Edward Killingsworth’s style.

An indoor/outdoor experience was created, accented with ipe wood floors reminiscent of a yacht deck. The Hokulea Lounge’s “living room” embodies residential sensibilities and now connects to the Kohola deck fitted out with glass railings further enhancing the stunning views. Extensive use of wood was used to make the space feel warm, welcoming and inviting. The space also showcases a reading room with Native Hawaiian artifacts reflecting the Four Seasons’ emphasis on art and culture.

Hokulea Kohola Deck