Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Completes $40-million Enhancement,
New Suites, Expanded Spa and Beachfront Dining

KONA, Hawai'i, Aug. 11, 2009 - Four Seasons Resort Hualalai unveiled the results of its 15-month, $40-million enhancement today, showcasing 20 new suites, a sweeping spa transformation, a renovated beachfront bar, lounge and restaurant and stylish new retail boutiques. Gloriously revitalized, the AAA Five Diamond award-winning resort reestablishes its reputation as an unparalleled destination that honors the essence of Hawaiian design, culture and tradition. 

New Ocean-View Suites
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai's 20 new one- and two-bedroom suites offer between 1,150 and 1,950 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space characterized by expansive living rooms, spacious balconies and commanding ocean views. Designed by San Francisco designers Babey Moulton Jue & Booth in collaboration with Philpotts & Associates, Hawaii's preeminent design firm, the suites feature comfortable custom furnishings and the textures of Hawaii. Exotic woods, stone and natural textiles complement clean-lined furniture that is accented with traditional Hawaiian fabrics. Traditional and contemporary Hawaiian art graces the walls. Extra touches include slate bathrooms with steam showers and lanais off both the master bedroom and living rooms, maximizing the ocean views.

Hualalai Spa and New Apothecary
The completely transformed 28,000-square-foot Hualalai Spa integrates tropical gardens with cool interior spaces and feels distinctly Hawaiian. Guests are welcomed into a tranquil interior space rich with dark tropical woods, high-pitched woven ceilings and dappled sunlight falling through bamboo screens. The open-air Waiea or "Water of Life" garden invites guests to enjoy complimentary pre-treatment rituals by a quiet stream. Guests can choose one of four new outdoor hales in which to enjoy their spa experience, which may include a new signature Apothecary treatment. Kupuna (island elders) shared their healing traditions and knowledge of native plants and minerals to help in the creation of Hualalai's spa Apothecary. With the guidance of their spa therapist, guests can choose from more than 20 local natural ingredients, from Hawaiian sea salt to crushed macadamia nuts, which are custom-blended to create unique personalized spa treatments.

Beachfront Dining
Beach Tree, the pulse of the resort, has newly transformed interior and exterior spaces and a style of "barefoot elegance." Sixteen foot-high vaulted ceilings and expansive water views lend the oceanfront restaurant a Hawaiian beach-house feel. New trellised seating provides for al fresco dining, and expanded outdoor lounge spaces set the stage for the perfect beachfront cocktail. New Chef de Cuisine Nick Mastrascusa, who joins Four Seasons Resort Hualalai from 57 Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel New York, oversees a menu featuring the best of California with Italian influences.

Boutique Shopping
Two new resort boutiques offer expertly chosen merchandise that even the most sophisticated shopper will appreciate. At the spa, Seaside features designers such as Tory Burch, James Perse, Diane von Furstenberg and more. Seaside Luxe offers a fusion of high-fashion lines such as Pucci, Missoni and Zac Posen and jewelry from Irene Neuwirth, along with children's beachwear, in a bungalow setting.


Anna Morris





To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch
Home | Welcome| Hospitality News | Classifieds| One-on-One |
Viewpoint Forum | Industry Resources | Press Releases
Please contact Hotel.Onlinewith your comments and suggestions.