More travellers visited the Aloha State this year than last year. Just how much more? 4.9%, says the Hawaii Tourism Authority, a boost attributed to a growth in arrivals from both air service and cruise ships.
Marriott International’s Hawaii Resorts Collection is stepping up to meet this demand with property-wide renovations that include fresh accommodations, new culinary options and engaging experiences.
Comprised of six oceanfront Autograph Collection and Marriott Resorts across four Hawaiian islands, the Hawaii Resorts Collection is also offering guests a Winter Resort Credit. Clients who book an upgraded room or suite at a participating Marriott resort between now and Jan. 15, 2018 and stay by April 2, 2018 will receive up to US$100 in resort credit.
The following are highlights of recent enhancements at each of the six resorts in the Collection:
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection (Waimea, Hawaii Island)
This legendary property, known for its museum-worth collection of Asian and Pacific art, unveiled new meeting spaces, including the Kauna’oa Ballroom as part of a $4.5 million renovation. In addition, the resort debuted the Copper Bar featuring a team of mixologists and handcrafted cocktails, some of which include honey sourced from Mauna Kea Resort apiaries.
Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection (Koloa, Kauai)
The resort became the newest addition to the Marriott Hawaii Resorts collection in March 2017 following its multi-year, $110 million expansion. This included a new 12,000 square-foot grand ballroom and two outdoor lawns. The resort also features Hawaii’s newest pool complex, comprised of a new saline lagoon-style pool with swim-through grottos and waterfalls.
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Honolulu, Oahu)
The resort continues to unveil enhancements following its $22 million transformation in February 2016, which include the transformation of the Nanea Lobby and remodelled event spaces. The lobby now features a soaring wooden-carved artpiece by Hawaiian artist Kaiwi Yoon, while the renovated Kona Moku Ballroom now boasts a glass-blown chandelier and lanai overlooking a new water feature. In 2018, the resort will begin upgrading its 1,310 rooms.
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & spa (Waikoloa, Hawaii Island)
A multi-million-dollar renovation, completed in summer 2017, includes modernized guestrooms and refreshed interiors. Next year, the resort will debut a transformed luxury wing with distinct furnishings and private open-air showers on the ground floor room lanais. It also debuted a new espresso bar that transitions to a cocktail lounge at sunset.
Kauai Marriott Resort (Lihue, Kauai)
Located on Kalapaki Beach, this hotel is one of the only hotels in Hawaii to offer event space that leads straight into the sand. It recently installed waterfront fire pits and debuted a new guest experience – ‘Experience Kauai Outdoors’ – that allows guests to go tubing in Kauai’s backcountry.
Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott, Maui (Wailea, Maui)
The $100 million reimagined property debuted in December 2016 with a new arrival experience, five pools (one of which features Hawaii’s longest waterslide), kids club, multi-generational GameSpace, Movie House, Escape Room and redesigned rooms and suites. It also debuted six new dining options, including HUMBLE MARKET KITCHIN by Roy Yamaguchi.
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