The public will have an opportunity to bid farewell to the former Keauhou Beach Resort — and try to get a piece of it.
Starting Thursday, National Content Liquidators Inc. is opening the doors of the now-closed resort for a liquidation sale.
Thousands of items of furniture, fixtures, equipment, decor, bars, building fixtures and accessories will be sold. Everything in the 311-room resort must go, from 50-cent baskets and $29 color television sets to $145 king-size beds and $1,800 restaurant hoods, said National Content Liquidators President Don Hayes.
The sale is not an auction; each item is tagged with an assigned price. Buyers must be prepared to move their items, he said.
The sale will continue for the next 30 days or until sold out. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Early arrival is encouraged as hundred of people are expected to walk through the doors in the first few days, Hayes said.
New items will be added daily as National Content Liquidators continues to go through the property and identify liquidation opportunities, he added.
The sale is first-come, first-served, and admission is free. Only cash, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted.
Keauhou Beach Resort, which opened in 1970, closed Oct. 31. Kamehameha Schools made the decision, which left 112 employees out of work, after the property had six years of declining revenues.
The resort will eventually be demolished, landscape restored and an educational center created.
The emphasis will be on agriculture and leadership development, as well as cultural and natural resources management.
National Content Liquidators has liquidated more than 800 properties, representing 300,000 rooms, throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Canada. Clients have included The Plaza in New York City, Sahara Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., and Princeville Hotel Kauai.
To view photographs of select sale items, visit nclsales.com and click on “liquidation sales.”