Kamehameha Investment Corporation, Inc., a subsidiary of Bishop Holdings, Inc. – the for-profit arm of Kamehameha Schools, is responsible for the cultural assets and planned development of Keauhou Resort, a 2,400-acre fully integrated destination community located five miles south of Kailua, Kona. These lands hold some of Hawaii’s most culturally significant sites and comprise three ahupuaa: Keauhou 1, Keauhou 2 and Kahaluu, and include such popular Kona hotels as Keauhou Beach Resort Hotel, Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, as well as Keauhou Shopping Center, two golf courses, timeshare, residential and resort condominiums and single-family residences.
With extraordinary foresight, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, great-granddaughter and last royal descendant of Kamehameha the Great founded Kamehameha Schools in 1887. In addition to three campuses (Oahu, Maui and Hawaii), Kamehameha Schools operates 30 preschool sites and serves thousands more students through community outreach and scholarship programs, and collaborations with educational and community organizations.
Kamehameha Schools is the largest private landowner in the state of Hawaii. Income generated from its residential, commercial and resort leases, as well as diverse investments, fund the schools’ maintenance and operations. Kamehameha’s Endowment Group also manages several education collaborations which focus on utilizing Kamehameha Schools’ sizable land holdings for educational purposes.