Andaz Maui at Wailea

As Hawaii’s first LEED® certified hotel, the Andaz Maui sits on the beach in Wailea. The resort consists of 297 hotel keys and 17 for-sale villa residential units. The 15-acre oceanfront property’s sustainable design boasts reduced energy and water consumption, minimal waste emissions and creative uses of building materials.

Designed by New York-based Rockwell Group, an awe-inspiring entryway bridge of glowing Ambrato stone, framed in mahogany over an infinity-edge reflection pool, welcomes guests. Once inside, guests find themselves in the airy Andaz Lounge that features a pitched roof with natural sunlight, accented by a central sandpit where guests can sink their toes into the sand during a hassle-free check-in process with an Andaz host. Just beyond the Andaz Lounge are stunning views of the centrally-located multiple-cascading infinity-edge swimming pools with the picturesque Wailea beach serving as a dramatic backdrop.

The spacious guestrooms and suites connect guests to the local beaches and ocean. Each room consists of custom-designed furniture that includes platform beds with side tables in a walnut finish and teak wood slat vanities. The bathrooms feature shuttered wooden screens in a white-washed oak finish that open to the bedroom, maintaining the light and airy quality found throughout the room, with floors made of lava stone.

The brand’s signature studio-style meeting rooms and event facilities are provided in the over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor spaces. The 4,560 square feet of studio-style rooms have a beachfront style. Additionally, open kitchens and breakout rooms allow for chef engagement at breaks and dinner meetings.

Dining options retain locally sourced, eco-friendly practices, featuring organic and fresh produce. The lease-structured and custom-designed Morimoto Maui, helmed by chef Masaharu Morimoto, blends Hawaiian, Japanese, and Western cuisines. Ka’ana Kitchen provides a unique, residential-style setting offering views of the infinity-edge pool, lagoon and ocean, while providing a culinary experience that reflects the rich heritage of Hawaii. The property also includes a poolside cocktail lounge and fully-stocked 24-hour market serving local snacks and beverages.

The Hawaiian apothecary concept for the ‘Awili Spa and Salon incorporates indigenous herbs into customized treatments. The 14,000-square-foot spa features ten treatment rooms, a full-service salon, three relaxation rooms, a 24-hour fitness center and a private adult spa pool.

owner/developer: Hyatt Hotels Corporation / Starwood Capital Group
architect/interior design: Rockwell Group