The 15-month, $40-million enhancement at AAA Five Diamond Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is set to be unveiled in late July. The enhancement includes 20 new suites, a significant spa expansion, an expanded oceanfront pool deck, additional retail shops and a transformed open-air beachfront bar, lounge and restaurant.
The new spa has been expanded to 28,000 square feet from the original 13,000. Guests may choose from more than 20 local ingredients, from Hawaiian sea salt and volcanic ash to coconut and crushed macadamia nuts, which are then custom-blended to create unique personalized spa treatments.
Beach Tree—the Resort’s beachfront restaurant, bar and lounge—will reopen in late July with transformed interior and exterior spaces as well as a new menu and chef. Awnings and comfortable seating invite casual al fresco dining; a thatched roof crafted from local trees lends a casual “Hawaiian beach house” feel to the bar. In the lounge, guests will relax on overstuffed sofas and chairs. New Chef de Cuisine Nick Mastrascusa, who joins Four Seasons Resort Hualalai from 57 at Four Seasons Hotel New York, will oversee a menu featuring fresh market-driven cuisine with Italian, Californian and tropical influences.
Two boutiques have been added to the Resort to provide a wider range of on-site shopping selections for guests’ convenience. Adjacent to the Hualalai Spa, the new Seaside Boutique features designers such as Allegra Hicks, Tory Burch, Vince, Tibi, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Irene Neuwirth and more. Accessories include light cashmere wraps, Kotur clutches, Mizuki jewellery and K. Jacques St. Tropez sandals. Below the main lobby, Seaside Luxe offers high-fashion lines such as Pucci, Missoni, Lanvin, Zac Posen and Irene Neuwirth as well as custom furniture pieces and home accessories from renowned designer Tim Clarke. Local artwork is also available, with proceeds from art sales benefiting the Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea.