Hawaii DVC Confirmed!


DVC HawaiiThe Disney Vacation Club is expanding by leaps and bounds.  Just a couple of weeks after announcing an addition to Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel, Disney has confirmed that it will build an 800-unit mixed-use resort at Ko Olina. 


Following is the article published by the Honolulu Advisor:


Walt Disney Parks & Resorts plans to build a more than 800-unit resort at Ko Olina that will open in 2011, the company said today. 


The project will be built on 21 acres that Disney plans to purchase. The parcel will be home to the company's first mixed-use family resort outside of its theme park developments. The resort will operate with both hotel rooms and timeshare units. 


The company said it anticipates hiring at least 1,000 people to work at the hotel. It said design work is still being finalized by staff who have been traveling throughout the state for several months to gain ideas for incorporating Hawai'i's culture and heritage. Plans are expected to be completed by the end of next year. 


The plans were announced at a news conference hosted by Gov. Linda Lingle in her executive office. 


Disney has been expanding its Disney Vacation Club unit, which offers ownership interests in eight resort facilities.  


These include those located at the Walt Disney World Resort, in Vero Beach, Fla. and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  


The Walt Disney World Resort has about 2,400 vacation ownership units, including the Saratoga Springs Resort and Animal Kingdom Villas.


Source:  The Honolulu Advisor 


More details to follow.