Andaz Maui at Wailea opens in Hawaii, the 10th Andaz property worldwide

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa has officially opened its doors marking 10th hotel to join the Andaz brand and the first Andaz hotel located in a resort destination. Guests at the Andaz Maui are welcomed by an entryway bridge of glowing Ambrato stone, framed in mahogany over an infinity-edge pool. 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.

The resort’s 297 luxurious guestrooms and suites, which include seven luxurious villas with two to four bedrooms, were designed to further connect guests to Wailea’s local beaches and the ocean. Each room consists of custom-designed furniture that includes platform beds with side tables in a walnut finish and teak wood slat vanities.

Built with the environment in mind, Andaz Maui at Wailea has made a commitment to adhere to the latest standards in green technology and design and is aiming to be a LEED certified resort under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

Andaz Maui features several dining outlets including, Ka’ana Kitchen with a residential-style setting offers views of the infinity-edge pool, lagoon and ocean, which provides a culinary experience that reflects the rich heritage of Hawaii. The resort’s second full-service restaurant, Morimoto Maui, by acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, focuses on the seamless integration of Japanese, Western and Hawaiian traditions.

As for wellbeing and Spa, Andaz Maui at Wailea conceived a Hawaiian apothecary concept for the `Āwili Spa and Salon to incorporate 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. Adorned with tall, custom cabinets to store herbs and organic products such as Malie, Salt of the Earth, Tammy Fender and SkinCeuticals.  Andaz Apothecary Consultants mix freshly picked herbs and other organic items to create teas, lotions and oils for guests’ treatments.

For weddings and group events, the resort features more than 15,000 square feet of elegant indoor and outdoor event space, including five indoor Andaz Studios and three outdoor beachfront event lawns with unparalleled views of the ocean and Wailea’s pristine Mokapu Beach. Each of the Andaz Studios offer incomparable functionality and state-of-the-art technology, all designed in a residential seaside style.

The resort’s dedicated hosts can assist in planning a number of offsite and beach-side experiential excursions that will immerse guests in the local culture, including canoe paddling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surf lessons, golf privileges at several local courses, or an exhilarating helicopter ride or zip line adventure.

“The most important characteristic of Andaz is to be deeply rooted in the local culture, infusing it throughout the guest experience. Andaz hotels in resort locations will continue to bring this to life,” said Sara Kearney, senior vice president of brands for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “Maui provides a great preview for what guests can expect from upcoming Andaz hotels in resort destinations, including Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica, which will open later this year.”