The talk in Maui for the majority of the year has been about the Andaz Maui at Wailea, the resort that aims to put a luxury spin on the destination’s multigenerational market while also creating a quiet retreat for affluent couples. That is, until Thursday when word came that Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced an expansion of its luxury hotel collection with the addition of Montage Kapalua Bay.
The resort, presently operated as The Residences at Kapalua Bay, will undergo a multimillion-dollar improvement plan beginning this fall, with plans including 56 Montage branded residences offered for sale and the introduction of a 50-room all-suite Montage hotel.
Located on the island of Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay will join the collection’s current hotels and residences: Montage Laguna Beach, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, Montage Beverly Hills and Montage Deer Valley.
“We are passionate about capturing the unique sense of spirit and place of the destinations in which we operate,” said Alan Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts founder and CEO, in a written release. “The aloha spirit of Maui and the graciousness of the Hawaiian people are the perfect complement to Montage's style of service, and this resort is an ideal addition to our portfolio. Guests looking for authenticity and a sense of discovery, all within a luxury setting, will find it here.”
Like its fellow Montage hotels, Montage Kapalua Bay will celebrate art and artisanship in many forms, including visually, and through culinary and spa offerings. VIPs will experience an extraordinary blend of relaxation, rejuvenation and activation, with every detail celebrating the richness of the Hawaiian culture.
Montage Hotels & Resorts will assume management of the property immediately. While the improvement program is being completed, the property will continue to operate as The Residences at Kapalua Bay on an interim basis.