Old Keauhou Beach Hotel demolition ahead of schedule

  • Construction crews had pulled down more than two-thirds of the Keauhou Beach Hotel as of Tuesday, including the mauka section nearest Alii Drive and the parts of the structure located either in the ocean or over it. The hotel is seen here Monday morning. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Keauhou Beach Hotel is seen shortly before its closer in October 2012. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • The Keauhou Beach Hotel is seen Feb. 23. (Courtesy photo)

KAILUA-KONA — The dust won’t settle on the old Keauhou Beach Hotel demolition until the end of the calendar year, but the project continues to outpace its original timeline, currently operating two to three weeks ahead of schedule.