Andaz Maui, to Open This Summer, Set to Be Hawaii’s First LEED Hotel

2/18/2013

MAUI, HAWAII—This summer will signify a new phase for Hyatt’s Andaz brand as it unveils Andaz Maui at Wailea, a resort reflective of and inspired by the destination of Maui, located on 15 pristine acres of southwestern coastline. The first resort for the Andaz brand, Andaz Maui at Wailea will remain true to the signature brand elements that define Andaz hotels around the globe, including offering inspiring experiences that celebrate Maui’s rich, local culture. From the design features and superior service, to the ocean views and relationships in the community, the Hawaiian spirit will be infused throughout the resort, inviting guests to arrive as vacationers and leave as “ohana,” or family.

“Andaz Maui at Wailea bridges the character of Hawaii with the experiences travelers seek when they visit great destinations around the world—personalized, uncomplicated service and a rich understanding of the local neighborhood,” said Michael Stephens, general manager of Andaz Maui at Wailea. “We look forward to expressing the gracious spirit of Hawaii and inviting guests to indulge in their own personal sense of comfort and style while creating their own inspiring experiences in Maui.”

As citizens of the Maui community, the resort team has made a commitment to incorporate significant sustainable practices, and Andaz Maui at Wailea will be Hawaii’s first LEED certified resort under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, the nationally accepted benchmark for green buildings. Designed by the award-winning design and architecture firm Rockwell Group, the resort has a design approach that reduces energy and water consumption, minimizes waste and harmful emissions, and stresses sustainable design as an integral component of its overall strategy.

The resort will feature 297 guestrooms and suites, including seven luxurious, three- to five-bedroom villas inspired by the fashion, art and music that influence today’s Hawaii.

Acclaimed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will open the resort’s signature restaurant, Morimoto Maui, which will focus on the seamless integration of traditional Japanese culinary techniques with local, Hawaiian ingredients. The resort will also offer a second full-service restaurant called Ka’ana Kitchen (“to share”) as well as two poolside venues and a 24-hour Hawaiian food, beverage and retail market.

Go to Andaz Maui at Wailea.


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