Chalon International, a Japanese development company, acquired over 19,000 acres of land on the north coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.


The Mahukona project was intended to be a first phase resort project to be created on 500 acres of their land assemblage.  Plans envisioned a major hotel, conference center and spa; an 18 hole golf course, and residential development.  The intent of the design concept was to achieve an architectural character that was respectful of both Hawaiian and Japanese culture.  Guest accommodations were proposed in a series of bungalows in a tropical garden setting.