Volcano House to reopen


Volcano House is reopening its guest rooms this month to the public. The hotel, with its views of the Kilauea caldera, completed renovations that began last year after a near three-year search for a concessionaire that left the historic facility closed since Jan. 1, 2010.

Partners Aqua Hospitality and Ortega Family Enterprises, which operate the hotel inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the National Park Service, announced this week that Volcano House would be offering special “Pardon Our Dust” rates for customers beginning Friday and running through May 31. After that the remaining renovation work is estimated to be complete, and the building will open to the general public.

Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Aqua, said Tuesday that work on the hotel’s 33 rooms is continuing, as well as renovations of the dining area, bar and other public spaces.