Turtle Bay Resort will become a Ritz-Carlton

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Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort will undergo a rebranding and relaunch under Marriott International's Ritz-Carlton flag.

The news comes as the 1,180-acre North Shore property changes hands, with Host Hotels & Resorts announcing an agreement to acquire the resort for approximately $680 million from Blackstone Real Estate.

The purchase price includes the Turtle Bay Resort and a 49-acre parcel of land that Host Hotels said it plans to develop. Host Hotels added that Marriott will manage Turtle Bay Resort.

Spanning 450 rooms, Turtle Bay Resort completed a comprehensive renovation during the pandemic. Because the accommodations (including its 42 bungalows), lobby, pools, restaurants, shops, meeting space, spa, club lounge and exterior were recently renovated, Host Hotels said it does not expect to have to make further "meaningful capital expenditures in the near term."

The resort will be the third Ritz-Carlton in Hawaii, joining the Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua and the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach.

By Christina Jelski