Kalakaua Gardens began to take shape when company co-owner, Paul Yu, endured an unfortunate experience with his aging father in a senior living facility. Yu witnessed his father’s downward spiral from the disheartening environment he was placed in, ultimately leading to his passing.

Determined to transform his experience into something positive for other families, Yu and business partner, Louis Leong, of Island Paradise Investments, identified an opportunity to take over an abandoned Waikiki condominium project.

Their vision?

To create a health and wellness focused senior living community that offered residents an active, engaging and fun-filled lifestyle – a place where seniors could receive all the care and treatment they needed under the one roof.

Yu and Leong were determined to offer Hawaii a senior living community that would set inspirational new industry benchmarks on an international scale.