San Diego, CA (March 1, 2013) – Welk Resorts, a well-established leader in the vacation ownership industry, announced plans to expand their vacation ownership properties into Poipu Kauai, Hawaii.

“Hawaii is a perfect addition to the family of Welk Resorts.  The beauty, serenity and vast array of unique activities, in conjunction with its high demand, will provide an exceptional complement to our existing array of properties.  There’s no question that Welk’s commitment to providing memorable vacation experiences to cherish for a lifetime will continue with this desirable new destination,” said Michael Gehrig, President of Sales and Marketing.

Welk Resorts closed escrow in February of 2013 on 21.45 acres of land near Poipu Beach in Kauai.  The new resort will consist of six plantation-style buildings with 164 luxurious units, in a mix of one- bedroom, one-bathroom suites, large one-bedroom, one-bathroom villas, deluxe two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas, and deluxe three-bedroom, two-bathroom villas each with a kitchen, living room, dining area, and balcony or patio. It will also house a Preview Center, lobby with an Owners Lounge, Movie Theater, game room, and state-of-the-art fitness center.  Set in a tropical Hawaiian landscape, guest will enjoy unique features such as a white-sand beach pool entrance, waterslides, Jacuzzis, lava rock formations and water features throughout the resort. The property has an Archaeological Preserve that will serve as the anchor for the designs, celebrating Hawaiian culture, traditions and history.  The resort will incorporate both historic and contemporary Hawaiian art.

The property is located directly across the street from the Kiahuna Shopping Village with local stores and restaurants and sits adjacent to the Kiahuna Golf course. It is also walking distance from the beautiful Poipu Beach.

“Hawaii is a “dream vacation” for most of us, and Poipu is a unique location on Kauai; you have the benefit of being on the lush Garden Island, but in the South, which is usually dry and warm. Poipu beach consistently ranks as a top-10 beach in the world.  We look forward to creating a resort in this breathtaking location consistent with the high quality and luxury our owners have come to expect from Welk.  With a bright, “Aloha” spirit that communicates a warm welcome, and our great joy in serving our owners and guests combined with a culturally sensitive and historic resort, this will become one of our finest properties,” says Jon Fredricks, President of Welk Resorts.

The Poipu property will join the resort portfolio that includes Welk Resorts San Diego, Welk Resorts Branson, Welk Resorts Desert Oasis, Welk Resorts Sirena Del Mar, Cabo San Lucas and the newly acquired Breckenridge, Colorado property.

About Welk Resorts

Founded in 1955 by the late entertainment icon Lawrence Welk, Welk Resorts is one of the most respected independent brands in the vacation ownership industry today. Welk remains a privately held, family-owned company led by President Jon Fredricks, who is the grandson of the late Lawrence Welk.

Fredricks has established the Welk Resort group of properties as top vacation destinations. With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, real estate and finance, he has helped the company realize unprecedented growth by fostering profitable expansion projects and internal corporate growth. The company has developed and/or operated more than 1,100 luxury vacation units, villas and hotel rooms in San Diego; Maui, Hawaii; the Palm Desert area; Branson, Missouri; and Cabo San Lucas. The corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California.

The mission of the company, “Our family creates vacation memories to cherish for a lifetime” is reflective of the strong company values, which promote both tradition and family. This mission and commitment to guest and owner service and resort quality has led Welk Resorts to be among the highest rated resorts internationally by owners and guests.  TripAdvisor ranked Welk Resorts Sirena Del Mar a Top 25 Resort in Mexico in 2012.




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