What’s New in Hawai’i?

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What’s New in Hawai’i?

The Four Seasons Lāna’i at Kō’ele is expected to reopen in early 2020 following its closure in January 2015.

The Princeville Kaua’i Resort (formerly known as the St. Regis Princeville) is anticipated to undergo an extensive renovation and reopen as the 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in 2022.

Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection is on schedule to open late 2019 and accepting reservations as of January 2020. Pre-opening offers are available for groups contracted by July 31, 2019.

Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is creating an exclusive concierge level, Napua Club, planned for unveiling in 2020. The $3.5 million-dollar renovation will begin in late 2019, to include a complete overhaul of the lounge levels of the club.

Gatherings take on new energy at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa with 40,000 square feet of breathtaking outdoor areas and more than 25,000 square feet of recently refreshed indoor meeting space.

Fairmont Kea Lani opened Makana Market + Café. The gourmet marketplace and cafe specializes in Maui and Hawai’i Island-grown and roasted coffees, serves a selection of island fare, and is home to Pang’s Poke bar which is known for its locally-harvested fish. Additionally, the market offers makana (gifts) from a curated selection of island artisans.

Head Chef Isabelle Toland brings her French and Filipino roots to Kapalua’s renowned and re-imagined Banyan Tree restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Classic Hawaiian recipes are deconstructed and redesigned with a local twist that will enliven your senses through the ways of the islands.

Did You Know?

Blue Note Hawai’i, located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, features a year-round lineup of musical entertainment. The venue has undergone an extensive multi-million-dollar revitalization creating a perfect entertainment venue for groups!

Trilogy, Maui’s longest serving Sailboat company is in the process of updating their entire fleet of luxury sailing catamarans. In the past 18 months Trilogy has updated its uniformed fleet of (6) catamarans with capacities ranging from 49 – 64 guests. The newest being TRILOGY I, a 55′ catamaran, built in 2019 with a max capacity of 64 guests! Trilogy departs out of Ma’alaea, Lahaina, and Kā’anapali on Maui and out of Mānele Harbor on Lāna’i and offers a variety of options ideal for groups.

Hawai’i Forest & Trail has expanded its Hawai’i Island operation to O’ahu. Their new tours range from the west side of the island to the east side and include waterfalls and authentic farm to table experiences in private and exclusive locations.

There is a one-of-a-kind cephalopod research facility on Hawai’i Island. Check out our new exclusive Three Ring Ranch and Octopus Farm Tour. Guests will visit the facility and learn about these elusive ocean creatures and will also be treated to Hawai’i’s only accredited wildlife and exotic animal sanctuary at the Three Ring Ranch where they will get up-close and personal with the 125 resident animals. Truly, a unique and educational experience geared perfectly for the young and young at heart!