Soul Community Planet Opens SCP Hilo Hotel

Hilo, Hawai’i, June 4, 2021 – Soul Community Planet today announced the opening of its new SCP Hilo Hotel. The 138-room property brings SCP’s unique brand of holistic hospitality to the Hawaiian Islands. The hotel now is accepting room reservations with the special introductory Aloha SCP offer with rates starting at $245 per night for a limited time only.

“We are excited to bring Soul Community Planet to one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The new SCP Hilo Hotel is a wonderful destination in its own right and is an ideal base for adventure-seekers and explorers looking to experience all the Island of Hawai’i has to offer, from the waterfalls of the spectacular Hamakua Coast to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to the town of Hilo itself with its rich Hawaiian culture. Like our other venues, the SCP Hilo Hotel emphasizes our casual, eco-friendly vibe and highlights our healthy, kind, green core values,” said Soul Community Planet Co-Founder and CEO, Ken Cruse.

Guests will experience Hilo’s unique island hospitality and rich Hawaiian culture throughout the property from the newly-renovated open-air lobby and new Provisions market to the pool, pool deck, grounds and other public areas. Hawaiian culture has been purposely infused throughout the property with quotes, murals and artwork painted by local artist Brandy Serikaku.

“We look forward to sharing the island’s welcoming culture of aloha and true sense of ‘ohana with our guests. SCP’s commitment to leaving the world a better place will resonate with both the Hilo community and island visitor. I am confident our guests will feel a deeper respect, appreciation and connection with the Hawaiian Islands, which perfectly embodies the spirit of aloha in full circle,” said SCP Hilo General Manager Breeani Sumera-Lee.

SCP Hilo also brings its other unique brand programs, amenities and services including:

  • Peaceful Rooms mindfully designed for ultimate relaxation and restoration, providing space free of the usual distractions (TVs, radios). Other amenities include yoga mat, meditation pillow, sound machine, a selection of essential oils, diffuser and calming teas.
  • Fair Trade Pricing allowing guests to determine the price they pay at check-out based on the quality of their experience
  • SCP Provisions market, offering healthy, plant-forward, fresh, immune-boosting, locally-sourced food and
  • SCP Fit room includes TRX system, Peloton bikes, and space for yoga, meditation and
  • Coming Soon: SCP Commons, open, communal coworking space for guests, tailored for the remote workforce who have the flexibility to be able to work in places like Hawai’i.

Additionally, with SCP’s Every Stay Does Good promise, each time a guest chooses to stay at an SCP Hotel, become part of a community driving positive change in the world. Through each stay, SCP provides one adolescent with well-being tools to build life-long mental health skills through WE Well-being (Soul); lights a home of one family caring for a critically ill child for 24- hours through Miracles for Kids (Community), and plants one tree in unnaturally deforested areas through One Tree Planted (Planet).

The SCP Hilo is home to the new SCP Pristine Makai program in partnership with the Hawai’i Wildlife Fund (HWF). Through the Pristine Makai program, each stay at the SCP Hilo Hotel will facilitate HWF’s recovery of approximately 2.2 pounds of marine debris which has found its way from around the Pacific Ocean to the Big Island’s remote southern beaches (2.2 pounds is roughly equivalent to the amount of consumer waste generated per day during a typical hotel stay). The program contributes to HWF’s larger efforts to remove an estimated 15-20 tons of plastics and other marine debris each year and supports other important research, art, re-use and habitat restoration initiatives.

Chuen Yee from Honolulu-based MCYIA Design, who also oversaw earlier renovations of the open-air lobby, pool, pool deck and other public areas in 2020 and 2021, is overseeing the design of the SCP Hilo Hotel’s new guest rooms, which will be implemented over the course of 2021.

In addition to the Aloha SCP offer, special Kama’aina rates also are available for locals planning staycations. For more information or to make reservations, visit

Media Contact:
Liana Miller
Engaged Communication on behalf of SCP

About Soul Community Planet

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based Soul Community Planet was born out of a vision to provide holistic hospitality experiences for individuals desiring to make positive choices for themselves, our communities, and the planet. SCP provides clean, fresh, energy efficient, low-waste accommodations, fitness and coworking. SCP supports a range of causes that align with its vision through its Every Stay Does Good program and by donating five percent of its profits to causes that share its core values. For more information, go to