Meet Hawaiʻi Releases New Updates
Below is a list of upcoming events, programs, and updates from Meet Hawaiʻi.
Accomodation and Meeting Venues:
The Kāʻanapali Beach Resort Association, in partnership with Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa, and The Westin Maui Resort and Spa, has developed a new app for planning meetings at the West Maui resort area. The app, named Kaanapali, helps planners book meetings at the Kāʻanapali Beach Resort by providing information for three of the resort area’s largest properties as one unique venue. In total, the Kāʻanapali resort area includes 13 properties, two shopping centers, two golf courses and the Kaanapali Beach Resort. With more than 170,000 square feet of meeting space, 45 meeting rooms and 2,073 rooms combined, the three resorts’ accommodations, cuisine, spas, aquatic playgrounds, natural beauty, golf courses, and close proximity to historic Lāhainā Town aim to deliver satisfaction for all groups. More information can be found on the associationʻs website.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa recently announced its newest offering for groups hosting meetings at the property, Meditation Refresh. A simple addition to any meetings program, the Meditation Refresh encourages meeting attendees to take a mental and physical break from their meeting for a few minutes to refocus. Meditation Refresh can be included in any meeting program and includes a 25-minute break for attendees to participate in professionally guided meditation, followed by a refreshment break with. The guided meditation is crafted to allow meeting attendees to remain in their meeting attire and seats. The refreshment break includes energy bars, sliced tropical fruit, flavored hummus, a mezze platter with house-cured olives, flatbreads, Surfing Goat Dairy feta cheese and lemon; white chocolate, almond and sun-dried strawberry squares, and organic-fruit-infused water. More information about the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa can be found on their website.
Activities and Attractions:
Guests of the Fairmont Kea Lani resort are invited to immerse themselves in a scenic and historic Maui exploration with a hike on the ancient Hoapili Trail. Also known as the King’s Trail, the Hoapili was constructed by early Hawaiians in the sixteenth century to unify Maui’s 12 moku (districts). The Fairmont Kea Lani’s energy ambassador leads a 4-mile guided excursion on the trail, following the coastline near the resort and revealing expansive ocean views as well as historic sites, including centuries-old stone walls and heiau (temple). More details can be found online.
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort recently launched its new luxury lūʻau, Feast at Mokapu. Set on the resort’s grassy lawn and alongside the sandy shores of Mokapu Beach, the lūʻau aims to take guests on a historical journey on the arrival and settling of Polynesian voyagers on Maui. The lūʻau features interactive storytelling, an ʻohana (family) style meal, and personalized handcrafted cocktails. Reservations can be made online.
The Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel’s new, traditionally designed Hawaiian outrigger canoe waʻa is now available for reservations, exclusively by guests, at the hotel’s ocean activity center. The hotel’s Waʻa Tour includes knowledge on the significance of waʻa (canoes) to the Hawaiian culture, ocean sightseeing off of Kāʻanapali Beach, and snorkeling trips around Maui. More information can be found online.
Set to open in December, the Fairmont Kea Lani resort’s new gourmet marketplace Makana Market and Cafe takes its name from the Hawaiian word for “gift.” The cafe will serve Maui and Hawaiʻi island grown and roasted coffees, including nitro cold-brews, espresso, and pour-over drinks, alongside matcha and Lot 35 tea blends. Makana Market and Cafe will also offer a menu of island-inspired fare, including a selection of house-crafted pastries, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, smoothies and acai bowls, as well as a poke bar specializing in locally caught fish. The market will also offer a curated selection of island makana to take home. More information can be found online.
The pop-up bar and lounge, Champagne Hale, will be returning to the Cliff House at Montage Kapalua Bay resort for select dates this holiday season. Signature Veuve Clicquot holiday cocktails will be served over ice with guests’ choice of garnish, including muddled blackberry, cucumber, lime, ginger and pineapple. Champagne Hale at Cliff House will be open on December 20 to 23 and 27, 28, 30 and 31, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Entry to the pop-up is first-come, first-served and open to walk-ins only. There is no cover charge. Guests must be 21 years or older. More information can be found online.
The new Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) at Mauiʻs Kahului airport is expected to open in 2019, consolidating all rental car companies servicing the airport, including all on-airport and off-airport companies. The five-story facility will be located east of the airport’s existing Overseas Terminal parking garage and include approximately 2,250 parking stalls. (The airport currently offers 895 parking stalls). A common busing operation will accommodate passengers traveling between various areas of the airport and the CONRAC facility.