Ritz Carlton Hotel Kapalua, Kapalua, Hawaii
The room category is Deluxe Ocean View. The oceanfront property is located on 54 acres of Maui’s lush northwest shore overlooking the white sand beaches of Kapalua. The resort has just completed an extensive 160 million dollar transformation reinventing itself with an interior design concept that incorporates the area’s vibrant colors of the lush mountains, natural rainforests and ocean. The transformation also includes upgraded amenities to the signature 10, 000 square foot, three-tiered pool, including a new children’s pool and enlarged cabanas with the latest technology. The hotel’s 17, 500 square foot Spa have 15 treatment rooms, including two outdoor couples’ cabanas, and steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs with private and co-ed relaxation areas. The resort is also renowned for its world-class golf courses. The plantation-style hotel is part of the 23, 000 acre master-planned Kapalua resort on Maui, home to the season-opening, champions only, PGA TOUR event, the Mercedes-Benz Championship. The pale yellow resort is 9 stories in height, has 2 wings and modern in style. Lush tropical landscaping and sport facilities place you in the luxury of the resort. Inspired by the natural beauty of the islands, the interior design concept incorporates the area’s vibrant colors of the lush mountains, natural rainforests and ocean. The luxurious guestrooms offer one king or two queen size beds, brand new furnishings, Hawaiian artwork, dark wood floors and new marble bathrooms featuring a shower and separate bath, double vanities, a weighted scale, make-up mirror and luxurious Bvlgari bathroom essentials. Guestroom amenities include an LCD flat-screen television, high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary in-room safe, mini-fridge, coffee maker with complimentary coffee packets, CD player, IPod docking station, plush terry robes, blackout drapes, and three telephones. All guestrooms and suites are non-smoking and are 470 square feet, including a 100 square foot lanai (terrace). The hotel features several newly-designed restaurants, interpreting aspects of Maui’s spectacular geography and history. The hotel’s signature restaurant, has a new destination outdoor bar and lounge with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and an innovative menu. Sushi restaurant is located in a new restaurant space with a design inspired by the story of the native Hawaiians’ arrival across the sea, offering the freshest sushi and Japanese cuisine. The terrace restaurant features a plantation-inspired design enhanced by an expanded lanai enclosed in glass to reinforce the connection with the landscape. The lounge has a black lava stone wall forming a back far with a brilliant red ribbon of light inspired by the long path or Alaloa, from the mountains to the sea. The illuminated onyx bar with carved wood details and hand-blown glass pendants sets a warm glow in the lobby. The lobby is large in size with a waiting area with ample seating available. Piano bar located in lobby and library adjacent. Plants surround the lobby area helping to extend a friendly welcome to the resort. 48 kms to the airport (kahului), 5 kms to the airport (kapalua), Centrally located.