Queens’ MarketPlace is located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. Lush plantings designed by Helber Hastert & Fee create a rich tropical ambiance for the 135,000-square-foot mixed-use, resort-oriented center.
The theme of Hawaiian queens and princesses inspired the planting of royal and queen palms, a focal Queen’s shower tree, and fragrant and flowering shrubs, including pikake. Native and Polynesian heritage plants, such as coconut palms, breadfruit, hala, and kalo highlight Hawai‘i’s cultural heritage.
Working with the architect Ted Garduque, FAIA, of Garduque & Associates, Helber Hastert & Fee was responsible for planting, irrigation, and lighting design as well as aesthetic direction for hardscape and water features. The outdoor mall areas feature naturalistic ponds with fish and water plants, laminar shooting jets, a bubbling volcano feature, and a majestic granite fountain with pineapple finial.
The adjacent Waikoloa Cultural Gardens, with performance and cultural gardens, is a companion project, also designed by Helber Hastert & Fee.