About The Resort Group
"Creating World-Class Resort Visions, Guiding Development, Investing in the Future"
We acquire, master develop, reposition and market domestic and international mixed use and master-planned resort communities. Our goal is to create resorts that deliver world-class experiences with a powerful sense of place.
World-class resorts are the highly successful blend of many ingredients: spectacular location, luxury accommodations, recreational amenities, convenient services and community kinship.
Led by real estate visionary Jeff Stone, our resort development projects are carefully designed to balance resident, visitor and employee needs with community interests, local cultural values and land use requirements.
We work with hospitality brands and management companies to develop design concepts for luxury resort products and strategies for their ongoing operation in ways that also maximize cash flow and long term asset appreciation.
We take inspiration from many sources. The land itself, with stunning natural settings and vistas, sets the stage, as do the region's history and cultural traditions. Then we weave together a mix of art and science to give the resort community its unique personality and to create quality lifestyles for the people who will live, work and play there.
With our experience in hospitality, hotel, resort real estate and housing, we successfully integrate the most desirable and appropriate components to ensure the highest and best use of the property.
Please visit one or more of our signature projects to see how we bring our resort philosophy to life:
- Ko Olina Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Princeville at Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
- Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Oregon
Jeffrey R. Stone
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
The Resort Group
Jeffrey Stone is the founder of The Resort Group, a Honolulu-based developer and operator of master-planned resort communities in the United States and abroad. The company specializes in mixed-use developments that deliver a world-class experience reflecting the unique history, location and spirit of each host community. In his many years as a developer, Stone has created a series of highly successful mixed-use communities by aligning with world-class partners such as the Walt Disney Co., St. Regis and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Stone acquired the Ko Olina Resort, the company's flagship development on Oahu, in 1997. He revitalized the resort, which had been stalled for more than a decade, by creating Oahu's first active resort destination with a diversified mix of products. Designed to accommodate four- and five-star resort hotels, residential, commercial and recreational uses, Ko Olina has a fully approved master plan for 5,200 residential units and 4,000 lodging units. Stone has attracted numerous major investors to the development, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Marriott International, Brookfield Homes, The Weinberg Foundation and Alexander & Baldwin.
Upon completion, Ko Olina is expected to generate approximately $1.4 billion in annual economic activity for Hawaii, support more than 8,000 jobs and contribute $138 million in taxes to the City and & County of Honolulu and the State. Stone also led the development of the Ko Olina Marina, the State's first new marina in 30 years, which is located at the heart of the resort. Stone's vision and development expertise have helped to reinvigorate the island of Oahu as a multi-resort destination.
In 2004, Stone and Morgan Stanley acquired the 9,000-acre Princeville Resort on Kauai, one of the world's most notable destination resorts. Located in an area famous for its natural resources and scenic beauty, Princeville Resort is Kauai's first master-planned community. The resort currently comprises a luxury hotel, vacation residences, award-winning golf courses and retail. Future plans for Princeville's carefully monitored growth include visitor accommodations, resort residences, and a wellness and healing center. Stone acquired Morgan Stanley's interest in the development in 2012.
Stone's other developments through The Resort Group include the Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Oregon; the Newport Beach Hotel in Newport Beach, California; Cape Eleuthera in The Bahamas; and lands of Kapua on the Island of Hawaii.