One of the newest luxury properties to arrive on Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay opened its doors in June 2014. To learn more about this new island resort, Travelweek spoke with Montage Kapalua Bay to hear about its accommodation options, children’s program, Spa Montage and more.
Travelweek: Montage Kapalua Bay is the newest property in Montage Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio. What can guests look forward to when they come to stay?
Montage Kapalua: The newest offering from Montage Hotels & Resorts, Montage Kapalua Bay is a world-class resort set atop picturesque Kapalua Bay along the shimmering shores on the island of Maui. Combining 50 luxurious residences and six grand residences, the 24-acre resort celebrates the Aloha spirit of Maui, the richness of Hawaiian culture and regional art and artisanship, from architecture and local visual art to culinary and spa offerings.
Travelweek: What sort of accommodation is offered at the resort and what types of amenities are available to guests?
Montage: Montage Kapalua Bay’s 50 luxurious residences and six grand residences range from one to four bedrooms to accommodate all types of travellers with the comforts of home. Each room features large lanais (balconies), with ocean views, to give guests a panoramic of the Pacific Ocean and neighbouring islands, Lanai and Molokai. Refreshed guestrooms include a new, sleek colour palette and furnishings including daybeds on the balconies, which creates a flowing indoor and outdoor entertainment space. All residences are also equipped with full gourmet kitchens should travellers wish to prepare meals during their stay, or simply a space offering the feeling of home where Montage chefs can prepare dinner. Other comforts of home include signature Montage bedding, a sectional sofa with a pullout bed and a washer and dryer. Bringing a bit of the authenticity of the island into the experience, each guest suite will feature an original piece of hand-painted local artwork.
Following a multi-million-dollar improvement, the newly branded Montage Kapalua Bay includes a multi-tiered lagoon pool, Cane & Canoe signature restaurant, Mahana Market, Spa Montage and luxury accommodations featuring spacious living rooms, large private lanais (balconies) and fully equipped gourmet kitchens.
Travelweek: How can agents learn more about Montage Kapalua Bay?
Montage: Montage Kapalua Bay has two travel industry sales directors, Remy Papazian (firstname.lastname@example.org) in L.A. and Pamela Graves (PGraves@montagehotels.com) on Maui. All travel agent inquiries should be directed to these individual associates. Our resort also conducts numerous webinars and fam trips in conjunction with our wholesale partners.
Travelweek: At the current time are you offering any incentives (on top of commission) to agents selling Montage Kapalua Bay?
Montage: Montage Kapalua Bay has various incentive programs, including programs with wholesale partners.
Travelweek: As a family resort, can you tell us more about Montage Kapalua Bay’s children’s program?
Montage: Montage’s Paintbox provides active fun for children ages five to 12. At Paintbox children thrive on cultural and educational activities, such as exploring tide pools, making authentic leis and learning the traditional way to wear a lei. Teens (12-18) enjoy island-inspired activities too, from stand-up paddleboarding and ukulele lessons to authentic Hawaiian cooking classes. And the resort’s onsite photographer can turn every experience into a tangible memento.
For families, Montage Kapalua Bay’s amenities are designed to create memorable experiences that merge the Montage spirit with Hawaii’s own gracious hookipa (hospitality). Montage Kapalua Bay offers a cascading pool surrounded by circular day beds to encourage relaxation, while two championship golf courses, entice guests to spend time on the links. Steps from the resort are five bays and three white sand beaches, ideal for snorkeling over the reefs and through tropical fish. The resort also offers signature electric bikes for guests to explore Kapalua. An emphasis on tradition is another major focal point, as Montage Kapalua Bay offers enriching cultural programs developed by the resort’s onsite Cultural Ambassador, Silla Kaina. The programming is aimed at educating guests about native Hawaiian customs with hula dance lessons and interpretation, lei making and “Talk Story” sessions, ukulele lessons, spa rituals and more.
Travelweek: And when guests are searching for the ultimate in relaxation, what are some of the treatments they can they look forward to at Spa Kapalua?
Montage: Spa Montage Kapalua Bay, designed with inspiration from the mountains and ocean to create a peaceful surrounding with natural materials, is a 30,000 square foot tropical wellness oasis with indigenous plants and immaculate design elements. Within this space, guests may experience all of the components that contribute to a balanced and healthy lifestyle in Hawaii, customarily known as pono. Every service is personalized, authentic, and evidenced-based and the highly educated therapists aim to exceed guest’s expectations by connecting guests to the island’s surroundings, utilizing local ingredients.
Our signature massage includes the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Montage Maluhia. Spa facility amenities include a eucalyptus steam room, cedar wood sauna, cascading whirlpool, relaxation room, bamboo rainfall showers, fitness centre, movement studio and lap pool featuring views of the Pacific. Whether you are seeking a relaxing escape or a complete transformation, we are ready to meet your every need.