Honua Kai Resort and Spa on Maui is Fit for Royalty
The extravagant 3-bedroom luxury specialty suites at the new Honua Kai Resort & Spa are fit for royalty. So much so, that they are named for Hawaiian royalty: The Kamehameha Suite (Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii's greatest warrior-king, united the islands and established the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early 1800's) and The Ali'i Suite (chief in Hawaiian.)
The Kamehameha Suite is the Resort's top suite. Located oceanfront on the 6th floor of the Hokulani tower, the interior is 2650 square feet and the lanai is 3200 square feet. Professionally decorated in a contemporary island style with a nod to Hawaii's golden era, a sunset color theme bounces off rich native koa wood tables and cabinets and beautiful one-of-a-kind artwork adorns the walls and display hutches.
Interior designer Kate Marnell with KRM Interiors of Chicago, Illinois assembled an array of artwork throughout the suite which includes works from several local artists and additional historical pieces. A rare collection of six original Matson Liner Menu covers portraying the history of the Hawaiian Islands are posted at the master bedroom. The local artwork of numerous originals by Ronaldo Macedo, Darell Hill and Guy Buffet are placed throughout the suite. The historical works include antique maps of the Hawaiian Islands including a Dole Pineapple map, Hawaiian sheet music and Asian silk panels.
The artwork compliments the Asian/island inspired furnishings. An Asian-styled A. Rudin sectional is covered in a coral fabric in the great room. The sectional is surrounded by two Colonial chairs (a style used prominently during the islands' plantation era,) a grand coral lined hutch, koa wood built-ins, and a luxurious Baker dining table and chairs for eight. The bedrooms are furnished with Asian antiques offset with fresh, vibrant fabrics and plush Ralph Lauren furniture.
The lanai views are breathtaking and encompass more than 270 degrees wrapping from the West Maui Mountains, islands of Molokai and Lanai, and the crystal aquamarine Pacific Ocean. The expansive lanai has seating for a generous amount of people with contemporary teak David Sutherland furnishings. The lanai is meant to be used as an extension of the interior with a glass Nana wall system that pockets back opening up to the outdoors where guests can lounge on one of the three sun beds, whale watch on a chaise lounge, enjoy the sunset in the center seating area, and share dinner under the stars. The fabrics are rich oranges and greens with a complimentary nautical stripe. The outdoor beds are covered with plush pillows for comfort while relaxing or star gazing.
The Kamehameha Suite is priced at $2500 per night, plus taxes and resort fee.
The Ali'i Suites are located oceanfront on floors one through five at the end of the Hokulani tower with 2290 square feet of interior space and a 560-square-foot lanai in Konea Ali'i Suite is the end suites. Tastefully decorated in contemporary island furnishings and original artworks, The Ali'i Suites are priced at $1750 per night,
Specialty suite featured appointments include the following: Kitchen - completely equipped spacious kitchen includes Viking appliances, wood cabinetry, granite slab countertops, island counter for dinner preparation and additional seating.
Bathroom - three sizeable bathrooms, one for each bedroom, includes frameless glass shower enclosures, separate tub, wood cabinetry, tile flooring, and fine linens and bath products.
Bedroom - spacious, king size beds (second master has a split-king) in each of the three bedrooms, 37" flat screen TV, ample closet space.
Lanai - large lanai ranging from 560 to 3200 sq. ft., fully furnished outdoor seating, outdoor Viking grill; collapsing Nana wall doors open to expansive lanai and/or garden areas (ground floor only)
Living and Dining Area - 42" flat screen TV, comfortable arrangement of sofas and chairs including a queen-size sofa bed, dining room table with seating for eight, collapsing Nana wall doors open to expansive lanai and/or garden areas (ground floor only)
Other Features - expansive views of ocean from interior and exterior of unit, all-room RussSound surround sound system, in-suite Bosch washer/dryer, direct dial telephones, wired and wireless internet access,
"Our guests are thrilled with the combination of extended stay conveniences and luxury resort services," said Ed Sowers, general manager of Honua Kai Resort & Spa. "They are able to travel here with friends or family and stay together, and our specialty suites make it easy to entertain and enjoy the wonderful ocean views at sunset from the expansive oceanfront lanais."
For reservations and information, please contact a travel professional, or call the Resort directly at 1-888-718-5789 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hawaii Time, or visitwww.honuakaimaui.com
Honua Kai Resort & Spa offers a uniquely contemporary Maui experience. Nestled on 38 oceanfront acres of Kaanapali's pristine North Beach, the resort is designed as two U-shaped buildings with ocean and mountain views, lush landscaping and expansive open spaces. This openness is mirrored in each of the 628 guest suites (one-, two-, and three-bedroom) with professionally equipped kitchens, spacious and homelike floor plans, and luxury resort services. An imaginative aqua network of pools, hot tubs, natural pond bridges, waterslide, waterfalls and fountains allows for privacy and play. The Hokulani building houses 318 guest suites, `Aina Gourmet Market, pool, fitness center, concierge desk and Family Fun Club. The Konea building has 310 guest suites, two pools. Duke's Beach House is located oceanfront, and the pool & beach activities operate poolside.