HONOLULU (March 2, 2015) - Ward Village today launched KewaloBasinHarbor.com, a website that will serve as a community resource and harbor directory for the boaters and visitors of the area and the community at large. The new and upgraded website is just one of several new marketing initiatives The Howard Hughes Corporation® has implemented since signing on as manager and operator of the harbor in late 2014. Kewalo Basin Harbor recently received enhanced security and is now included in Ward Village directories.
"Our hope is that the added marketing support provided to Kewalo Basin Harbor will help to drive traffic and awareness to this great waterfront amenity," said Katie Ka'anapu, Director of Community and Retail Marketing at Ward Village. "As we move forward in our plans to improve and revitalize Kewalo Basin Harbor, we will continue to introduce fresh and innovative ways to truly connect our community at Ward Village from mauka to makai."
Kewalo Basin Harbor is home to over 100 recreational ocean activities and commercial fishing boats. Users of the new website will be able to access and book harbor activities, weather forecasts and community information. Boaters can also view information on slip rates, harbor rules and more.
"Ward Village's commitment to the small businesses in Kewalo Basin Harbor is clearly visible with added security, an updated website, and other recent efforts," said Captain Jon Jepson, Owner and Operator of Makani Catamaran. "I believe that for those of us operating out of Kewalo Basin Harbor daily there will be an increase in business as a direct result of these improvements."
Ward Village is currently working with a group of community stakeholders to receive input and feedback on its plans for Kewalo Basin Harbor. In addition to upgrades that have already been made to harbor security, Ward Village plans to complete dock renovations and improve the harbor to make it an even better ocean destination and urban fishing village for tenants and the community.
About Ward Village®
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Ward Village is a new 60-acre coastal master planned community in the heart of Honolulu located between downtown and Waikīkī in the Kakaʻako district. Ward Village includes two mixed-use residential towers – Waiea and Anaha – that are now under construction and will transform the popular shopping and dining district into a vibrant neighborhood that offers exceptional residences with incredible island and ocean views and a carefully curated mix of retail experiences set among dynamic public open spaces and walkable streets.
This growing community will include three additional developments: Ae'o at 1001 Queen Street, Gateway Towers and Ke Kilohana at 988 Halekauwila Street. Aeʻo at 1001 Queen Street is a 466-unit mixed-use condominium tower anchored by a flagship Whole Foods Market. The extraordinary first building of Gateway Towers on Ala Moana Boulevard will bring the architecture of world-renowned architect Richard Meier to the Honolulu skyline. Ke Kilohana will bring housing targeted for local residents and a 23,000 square foot Long's Drugs to the neighborhood.
The vision for Ward Village is consistent with the master plan approved by the HCDA in 2009, which allows for up to 9.3 million square feet of mixed-use development and will include over 4,000 residences and over 1 million square feet of retail space.
Ward Village is Hawaiʻi's only LEED-ND Platinum-Certified project and the largest neighborhood development in the country to receive such a prestigious certification. The Information Center and Residential Sales Gallery is located at the iconic IBM Building. For more information, visit www.wardvillage.com.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai'i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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