It’s official the top echelon Montage Hotel Group has opened its latest posh property at Kapalua, Maui. The all-suite Montage Kapalua Bay, which spans 24 acres above picturesque Kapalua Bay. While we were on island for the debut, we didn’t make it over there, however a Montage press release tells the story.
"We are thrilled to open our first Hawaiian resort on the stunning shores of Kapalua Bay," said Montage Founder and CEO Alan Fuerstman. "The genuine authenticity of the Hawaiian culture aligns naturally with Montage's focus on personalized service. We look forward to welcoming guests and the community to consider this as their gathering place where life-long memories will be created."
The hotel houses 50 well-appointed residential-style suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms and 54 Montage branded residences for purchase. Accommodations offer large "lanais" (balconies) with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and neighboring islands, and are appointed with day beds on the balconies, creating a flowing indoor and outdoor entertainment space. Suites comewith full gourmet kitchens to prepare meals or where Montage chefs may prepare dinner for you. Other spacious living areas including a sectional sofa with an additional bed and a washer and dryer. Bringing a touch of the authenticity of the island into the experience, each guest suite will feature an original piece of hand-painted local artwork.
Feeding sites include the signature restaurant, Cane & Canoe, designed to recall a traditional Hawaiian canoe house, where locals and artisans would socialize, make sails, shave wood and weave baskets. For a more casual dining experience, the outdoor Sunset Patio offers an all-day menu suited for leisurely poolside dining. The adjacent Hana Hou bar will also serve as the perfect gathering spot to end the day and take in the Hawaiian sunset.
The Mahana Market gives guests a convenient place to shop for Hawaiian gourmet goods. Open daily, guests may select from an assortment of "gourmet to go" prepared, local organic foods and curated wines.
Pamper-seekers can nirvana at the 30,000-square-foot spa which was designed with inspiration from the mountains and ocean to create a peaceful surrounding with natural materials. And for exercise there’s the sea and an expansive fitness center.
An opening season package is available when you pre-book the Montage Maui Memories Experience, and include a$50 daily breakfast credit, $200 Spa Montage credit, and overnight accommodations in a new One-Bedroom Residential-Style Suite with rates starting from $595 per suite, per night, with a savings of over 20% on your stay. This special offer is available to book until June 30, 2014, for travel from now through Dec. 19, 2014 (based on availability).
For more information or to make reservations, please visit montagehotels.com/kapaluabay or call 808.662.6600.
Additional Montage properties include Montage Laguna Beach, Montage Beverly Hills, Montage Deer Valley, Montage Kapalua Bay, and The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort. In addition to its flagship hotel and resort portfolio, the company also operates some of the country's premiere golf courses, including The Prince course in Kauai, Hawaii; Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana and The May River Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina. www.montagehotels.com.