Opened in 2011, Aulani currently boasts 709 units, including 19 villas, across almost 1 million square feet of developed space. There are two restaurants, three lounges and five smaller dining venues. The outdoor pool and spa areas include 18,000 square-feet of indoor spa space, a 5,000 square-foot outdoor hydrotherapy garden, a 321,000-gallon swimming area and a circulating “river,” for which we designed the water-management system.
Even at this scale, Aulani is Disney’s most energy-efficient resort. It recently became the first resort in Hawai‘i to obtain LEED Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In 2014, Travel + Leisure named Aulani the No. 1 Family Hotel in the United States.