Soul Community Planet acquires Hilo Seaside Hotel in Hawaii
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Soul Community Planet acquires Hilo Seaside Hotel in Hawaii

22 Mar 2021

Soul Community Planet (SCP) has acquired Hilo Seaside Hotel, a 138-room property in Hilo, Hawaii for an undisclosed amount.

Soul Community Planet acquires Hilo Seaside Hotel in Hawaii
Soul Community Planet announces acquisition of 138-room hotel in Hawaii. Credit: reisetopia on Unsplash.

Soul Community Planet (SCP) has acquired Hilo Seaside Hotel, a 138-room property in Hilo, Hawaii for an undisclosed amount.

The hotel has recently completed renovation of its open-air lobby, pool, pool deck and other public areas.

SCP now plans a $4.6m renovation of the acquired property and will be reopen it as SCP Hotel Hilo on 1 June. It will start taking room reservations on 15 April.

The renovation work will include updating guest rooms and bathrooms as well as introduction of several new suites along with the addition of the SCP’s signature Peaceful Rooms.

SCP stated that all the employees of the hotel will join the company and become the team members of SCP Hospitality.

Established in 1956, the 2.23-acre seaside hotel was founded by Richard Kimi and was operated by the Kimi family until the purchase.

Soul Community Planet CEO and co-founder Ken Cruse said: “The Hilo Seaside Hotel is a special place located on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

“The hotel is a perfect new home to build on the foundation of Soul Community Planet’s approach to holistic hospitality, and to continue the Kimi family’s commitment to the local community, as well as support SCP’s focus on sustainability and environmental preservation.”

Additionally, the company stated that it would continue the legacy of the Kimi family, with Breeani Sumera-Lee, a fourth-generation Kimi family member, appointed as general manager of the hotel.

Sumera-Lee said: “SCP already embodies the Aloha spirit that the Hilo Seaside Hotel has become known for.

“We look forward to connecting the SCP values of healthy, kind and green to the deep roots of our own culture and to providing authentic and genuine Hawaiian experiences for our guests.”