Maui Business

Makena Beach & Golf Resort to Close July 1

March 30, 2016, 7:19 AM HST
* Updated May 28, 8:59 AM
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Makena Beach and Golf Resort. Courtesy photo.

Makena Beach and Golf Resort. Courtesy photo.

ATC Makena Holdings, LLC, owners of the 1,800-acre Mākena resort, will close the 310-room Makena Beach & Golf Resort (formerly the Maui Prince Hotel) at noon July 1, 2016.

Plans for the site include the development of the Makena Golf & Beach Club, managed by Discovery Land Company.

“The foundation of Makena Beach & Golf Resort has always been its employees, many of whom have been working at the property for over 20 years,” General Manager Declan McCarthy said in the official announcement to the resort’s staff. “Our ‘ohana has attained a level of service that has been well recognized within the islands and around the world as attentive, welcoming and sincere. You should stand proud of what you have achieved.”

“Our attention will be closely focused on the employees of the hotel over the coming weeks to ensure that they are receiving the assistance that they need as we work through the closure of the hotel,” McCarthy continued. “The planning process has been underway for some time now and included early employee notifications, planned training on resume writing, interviewing skills and job search tools.

McCarthy said the resort will work closely with county and state government agencies for assistance and have already begun planning a job fair at the hotel in the near future.

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Management is also working with neighboring hotels and travel partners to relocate any reservations booked for July 1 and beyond.

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