Kyo-ya has a storied history in Hawai‘i. Founded by Kenji Osano in 1960 as a subsidiary of Japan-based Kokusai Kogyo, Kyo-ya Company, Ltd. first established itself in the islands in 1961. Since then, Kyo-ya has been committed to the communities they are in and has reinvested to maintain the original charm and character of these legendary properties on O‘ahu, Maui and California.
Established Kyo-ya Co., Ltd.
Purchased Kyo-ya Restaurant in Waikiki
Purchased Princess Kaiulani Hotel
Purchased Moana Hotel and Surfrider Hotel
Princess Kaiulani Ainahau Tower opens
Acquisition of Palace Hotel (San Francisco)
Purchased the Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki, and Sheraton Maui Hotels from the Sheraton Corporation of America
Sheraton Moana Surfrider $50 million restorations completed. Hotel reopened March 29, 1989
Started $15 million construction of Kyo-ya Restaurant
Re-opened new Kyo-ya Restaurant
Reinvested in Palace Hotel Major Restoration Project ($150 million)
Reinvested in Sheraton Maui Redevelopment ($165 million)
Sheraton Waikiki and The Royal Hawaiian Master Plan ($120 million)