Kona Kai Resort & Spa expansion

Project Description

The Kona Kai Resort and Spa expansion consist of construction from the ground up of two new buildings containing 41 guestrooms, plus a pool and event area totaling about 25,000 s.f. One of the buildings will consist of eight deluxe, Mediterranean-style suites while the second building will consist of the remaining 33 luxury guest rooms. The project includes extensive site hardscape and landscape improvements. These new additions and improvements will take one year to complete. The Kona Kai Resort & Spa is located at 1551 Shelter Island Drive, along the western portion of Shelter Island in San Diego, California. Westgroup Kona Kai, LLC with corporate offices in Kirkland, WA is the owner and operator of the property.

Project Details

San Diego, California
Spring 2018
Rossi Architecture


Kona Kai is on a narrow peninsula, so we had to work with the Harbor Authority because part of our construction went into the bay. The structures that were already built were failing; Once we had pulled the boardwalk by the pool off, we saw that the bay had eroded the structure. The site work was definitely tougher than the building.


  • Two new buildings containing 41 guestrooms: 8 deluxe, 33 luxury.
  • A new pool and event area totaling 25,000 s.f.