Royal Kona Resort to reopen Thursday with start of pre-travel testing program

  • Though Royal Kona Resort may not have hosted guests since mid-March, a lot of activity has been taking place as part of a “multi-million” renovation that is nearing completion. Highlights of the renovation include fresh carpeting and paint throughout the property, as well as new teak furniture from Indonesia with beautiful blue accents in each of the rooms, pictured. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The iconic Royal Kona Resort overlooking Kailua Bay welcomes back guests Thursday following a seven-month closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic and multi-million renovation. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The iconic Royal Kona Resort overlooking Kailua Bay welcomes back guests Thursday following a seven-month closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic and multi-million renovation.