Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Hawaii has announced that a $26.5 million renovation is underway to transform the resort’s 508 guest rooms and suites.
The historic resort, situated on 23 oceanfront acres at iconic Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) on Kaanapali Beach, was the first resort to open in Ka‘anapali in 1963. It celebrates its 55th anniversary on January 23, 2018.
The room refresh incorporates 464 guest rooms, 43 suites and one presidential suite and is scheduled for completion in summer 2018.
Colors and textures utilized throughout the resort’s six buildings are inspired by the culture and island landscapes of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. The Anuenue and Nalu buildings will be themed around the culture and colors of Maui. Lahaina and Ohana buildings will take inspiration from the vision of Lanai in the distance, incorporating ethereal and abstract artwork and orange and blue tones.
Moana and Hoku buildings, located atop Puu Kekaa above the ocean, will feature views of the Pacific Ocean and verdant Molokai.
“The guest room transformation will redefine the guest experience, introducing a contemporary look and feel, while preserving the rich history that Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is known for,” said Tetsuji Yamazaki, general manager of the resort, in a written release. “Reimagining our guest room spaces is the perfect way to celebrate our 55th anniversary as we continue our efforts to provide an unrivaled experience for return and new guests to our resort.”
The new guest room design by AHL, formerly Architects Hawaii Ltd., aims to blends past with present, honoring the history and sense of place found at Puu Kekaa while modernizing the living and bathroom spaces.