Keauhou Beach Hotel demolition progresses

Construction crews on Thursday break out the high-reach excavator during the demolition of the Keauhou Beach Hotel on Alii Drive, which is now in full swing. (Photo courtesy of Kamehameha Schools)

KAILUA-KONA — The Keauhou Beach Hotel is literally a shell of its former self — the soft demolition completed and the inside of the structure gutted.