An Icon Renewed
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua honors its culture and looks ahead
Posted on May 03, 2018
Celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary this year, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, perched on Maui’s pristine North Shore, recently unveiled its multi-million dollar transformation. The resort now offers newly re-imagined guest rooms, suites, and residences, an enhanced lobby and pool experience, and the new Kai Café.
“This is a very gratifying moment in history for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua,” says General Manager Mike Kass. “The fresh new room design and exciting improvements reflect our true identity, honoring our native Hawaiian culture and bringing about a fresh, new chapter of service for our guests.”
Embracing Maui’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, guest rooms, suites, and residences feature delicate sand tones, evoking feelings of serenity, while azure blue and deep green accents echo the vibrancy of the sparkling ocean and lush flora. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome the island environment inside.
Creating a memorable stay from the moment of arrival, the resort’s elevated lobby experience is inspired by the Hawaiian word, “mana,” meaning the power of the elemental forces in nature embodied in an object or person. Catch a Kapalua sunset from the lobby lanai or watch the traditional Sunset Ceremony with a signature Mai Tai in hand.
The 10,000-square-foot, tri-level pool and 20,000-square-foot sun deck are now accompanied by newly imagined cabana suites complete with butler service, flat screen televisions, and a private refrigerator. Refreshed landscaping includes the addition of puakenikeni trees, hibiscus, and lauhala.
Located on the lobby level of the resort, the new island-modern Kai Café offers an array of house-made pastries, organic smoothies, fresh local coffee and deli selections, tropical fruits, sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
While exciting new additions and transformations bring a new wave of Hawaiian luxury for the resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua remains an unaltered escape steeped in impeccable service and authentic local culture. 808.669.6200, ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
The 37th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 7-10. Taking place on the shores of nearby Kapalua Resort, this magical weekend brings together oenophiles, gourmands, and enthusiasts of the good life to celebrate, learn, and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture. This year’s lineup of star chefs includes Hubert Keller, Nancy Silverton, and Nancy Oakes. kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival: Photo by Tony Novak-Clifford All other photography courtesy of Ritz Carlton, Kapalua