Volcano House Hosts Grand Reopening

September 5, 2013, 9:29 AM HST
* Updated September 6, 8:37 AM
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Volcano House, Hawaii’s oldest hotel, will celebrate its June reopening with an open house, entertainment and refreshments on Friday, Sept. 6.

“Festivities are open to the public and celebrate the successful completion of a multi-million dollar renovation and restoration as well as showcase the new Volcano House,” said Rudy Fao, general manager.

Hotel guests, visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the community are invited for coffee and cookies in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


A newly renovated deluxe, crater-view room. Courtesy Photo.

Rupert Tripp Jr. will perform at the Pa Hula from 10:30 to 11:30; Kupuna will perform Halau Auana 11:30 to 12:30.

Interpretative walks detailing the history of the Volcano House will be led by Park Rangers beginning at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.


Guest room tours will be conducted from noon to 3 p.m.


The Volcano House began welcoming visitors at the edge of Kilauea Caldera in 1877. The hotel in use today was built in 1941 and expanded in 1961.

Management of Volcano House is contracted by the National Park Service to Hawaii Volcanoes Lodge Company, LLC, a partnership of Aqua Hospitality and Ortega Family Enterprises.

The hotel is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Entrance fees apply.

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