Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort Joins Collection of America’s Premier Shopping Places


America’s Premier Shopping Places is proud to introduce the addition of Kings’ Shops to it’s portfolio of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the U.S.A. Kings’ Shops joins two other high-profile Hawaiian shopping destinations owned, managed and/or leased by General Growth Properties, Inc (the parent company of America’s Premier Shopping Places). These centers are Ala Moana Center, a premier shopping center in Honolulu, and Whalers Village, a resort shopping center in Lahaina.

“Kings’ Shops benefits from its prime location in an established resort community surrounded by upscale hotels, luxury condominiums and two premier golf courses,” says Kate Sheehy, senior vice president of partner relations and client services for General Growth. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with the owners to enhance the center’s reputation as a first-class resort shopping destination.”

Kings’ Shops is located in the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the affluent Kohala Coast on the island of Hawaii. The 75,000-square-foot open-air shopping center features a unique mix of luxury retailers, local boutiques and several of the island’s favorite signature restaurants. Retailers include names such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Coach and Tommy Bahama, in addition to local favorites such as Na Hoku, Maui Divers, Journey Boutique, Walking in Paradise, Blue Ginger, Cinnamon Girl, Honolua Surf Co., Honolua Wahine, Noa Noa, and Whaler’s General Store. Restaurants include Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill and Merriman’s Market Café. An expansion slated for 2010 will add 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurants.

King’s Shops is recognized as one of America’s Premier Shopping Places, an unparalleled collection of tourism-oriented shopping and dining destinations located throughout the U.S.A. For a complete listing of America’s Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit

General Growth Properties, Inc. is the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based upon market capitalization. General Growth has ownership interest or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership interest in master-planned community developments and commercial office centers. General Growth’s international portfolio includes ownership and management interest in shopping centers in Brazil and Turkey. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.