Adding to its growing list of unique luxury destinations, Montage Hotels & Resorts announced last week that it will add a piece of Hawaiian paradise to its portfolio. The prime destination is currently known as the Residences at Kapalua Bay, an expansive resort in one of Maui’s most picturesque waterfront locations, with plans to add a substantial luxury hotel on the property.
Appointed by Lantern Asset Management on behalf of the resort’s ownership group, Montage Hotels & Resorts will serve as its manager for the resort, on the site of the former Kapalua Bay Hotel, starting August 1. This fall, a multi-million dollar renovation program is slated, with a host of planned improvements for the site. The transformation will include the addition of a 50-suite Montage Hotel as well as the introduction of 56 Montage-branded residences offered for sale.
The Maui property will be the 10-year-old Montage brand’s fourth destination hotel, all of which offer residences for sale. Kapalua Bay will join the prestigious Montage Deer Valley, Montage Beverly Hills and Montage Laguna Beach as a key luxury destination.
In a press release, Alan Fuerstman, Founder & CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts commented, “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.”
Scheduled to relaunch in 2014 under the Montage flag, the 24-acre resort will be highlighted by a series of interconnected lagoons and hotel suites that include oversized living rooms, private lanais, and full kitchens. In the meantime, the residences will continue to be known as the Residences at Kapalua Bay, and consist of elegant three- and four-bedroom layouts of 3002 to 4271 square feet each.
Montage Hotels & Resorts has successfully grown its brand into an exclusive collection of resorts and residences over the past ten years. Based on its recent success with hotels and residences, we can be sure that Montage Kapalua Bay will be as unique and spectacular.