Pacific 19 Kona opens on Hawaii Island

The renovated and reimagined Pacific 19 Kona has opened in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Managed by Springboard Hospitality, the 122-room Hawaii Island hotel sits on the 19th parallel, which draws a line across the Pacific Ocean connecting east to west.

In a statement, James Evans, co-founder and managing partner of owning company Nine Brains, said the property was a fresh concept for the island. "We want to be our guest's base camp, while helping them connect authentically with Hawaii," he said. "Not only will that happen through personal connection with the staff at the hotel, but we're putting a lot of effort into building a curated travel guide and custom itineraries, including being able to book adventures right from the website with hand-picked local outfitters. We're excited to welcome creators and travelers alike ready to experience something new."

Honolulu-based design team The Vanguard Theory concepted the look for Pacific 19 Kona, creating intentional spaces meant to bring the outside in. A giant monkeypod tree and plant life anchor the open-air lobby entrance. The lobby's reception table is made from reclaimed monkeypod by local woodworker Ryan Donnelly. The living room atmosphere is accentuated by planters, teak slat walls, matching wood shelving and custom wallpaper designed by local artist Lauren Trangmar that features native royal palms, papaya, ohia and koa trees.

In the guestrooms, a palette of sandy taupe, palm green, black lava and whitecap accentuate natural wood furnishings. Each furniture piece is custom designed specifically for the hotel—from the wooden credenzas to upholstered headboards. All guestrooms include a private lanai and a macro bar featuring snacks and purchasable adventure gear.

The property has a restaurant and a lobby retail shop. It will also host programming centered around art, music, culture and wellness including daily yoga classes, live music and food trucks on Fridays and Saturdays, rotating lifestyle pop-ups by local designers and artists and off-property island experiences.