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Former Kona Seaside Hotel & Annex To Reopen

Mark Bratton and Mike Perkins of The Bratton Team and Debbie Parmley with Colliers International successfully represented the Seller of the former Kona Seaside Hotel & Annex which has officially been sold and is slated to tentatively reopen April 1st as “Pacific 19 Kona” rebranded hotel name. The 122 room hotel renovation will elevate the hotel to a more upscale visitor experience that attracts a new generation of travelers who want a digitally savvy and connected experience.

Former Kona Seaside Hotel to reopen April 1 as Pacific 19 Kona

By Laura Ruminski West Hawaii Today lruminski@westhawaiitoday.com | Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 12:05 a.m.


Another longstanding hotel in Kona has changed ownership and is undergoing renovations and rebranding.

Nine Brains Big Island LLC obtained the lease for the Kona Seaside Hotel last year and has been remodeling the 122-room hotel with an anticipated April 1 opening day. The new boutique hotel, on the corner of Palani Road and Kuakini Highway, will be known as Pacific 19 Kona.

“We are working with Honolulu-based design team The Vanguard Theory to renovate the hotel (built in 1972) which includes the lobby, guest rooms, and public spaces,” said spokesperson Shelby Sabat. “When designing Pacific 19 Kona, we wanted to create something that speaks closely to Hawaii without being cliché, and not go the corporate brand route.”

She said they are aiming to attract a new generation of traveler who is digitally savvy and connected, is searching for local authentic experiences, and prefers thoughtful design versus traditional luxury, all wrapped in a value-oriented hotel stay.

James Evans and Thibert Lussiaa of Nine Brains are the managing partners in the venture and bring local expertise to enhance guests experiences.

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