The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa will unveil updated event and social spaces at the Ka`anapali resort later this fall, including the expansion of the resort’s Monarchy Ballroom; transformation of a former garden to an event and social space overlooking the beach; and a new Regency Club Lounge.
The Monarchy Ballroom will be expanded and updated into an elegant and contemporary social event space that reflects the history and culture of Maui. Designers will use bold colors inspired by Maui’s dramatic sunsets and vibrant floral colors of the island, as well as a layering effect reminiscent of Maui’s long tradition of hand-woven goods; together these design elements will create a truly authentic and dynamic design, according to the company.
Hyatt also will enhance the ballroom with an outdoor entertaining area that can also serve as a VIP group entrance to the resort’s iconic Drums of the Pacific Luau. The expanded ballroom will be more than 18,000 square feet with the flexibility to be divided into seven breakout rooms, and will lead into an open-air pre-function space. The updated space will also offer improved lighting and air quality features to reduce energy usage.
The popular Ka`anapali resort is also creating a new, elevated outdoor event space–named The Halona Kai event lawn–which will offer panoramic views of Ka`anapali Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The Halona Kai event lawn will be located outside the resort’s Lobby level in the Atrium Tower and will be perched above the resort’s half-acre pool. The turf-covered event lawn will be more than 9,500 square feet with the capacity for up to 500 people for seated or cocktail events. Lush greenery and local flora will ring a permanent stage, and a peaceful koi pond nearby adds to the ambiance of the space. Designed to provide guests a turnkey set up for presentation or wedding ceremonies, The Halona Kai event lawn will also offer state-of-the-art acoustic and audio-visual systems, and will be wired with 200 amp outlets, and data and television cabling.
In addition, the Hyatt will open a new Regency Club Lounge later this fall for its overnight guests. The 3,333 square foot space will offer guests a comfortable and spacious lounge, as well as lanai seating with views of the Pacific Ocean and the resort’s Oriental Gardens, which features wildlife, waterfalls and its Swan Lagoon. The Regency Club Lounge will be flooded with natural light and appointed with comfortable lounge seating that nods to Maui’s long history of beautiful, handcrafted furnishings. Light colored and textured walls will reflect the day’s natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Hyatt’s Regency Club offers daily complimentary continental breakfast, daily local and national newspapers, light snacks and refreshments throughout the day and light hors d’oeuvres and Hawaiian-inspired desserts in the evenings.
The architect for the project is Los Angeles-based Houston/Tyner. The Houston/Tyner team specializes in luxury resorts, high-end commercial spaces and estate homes. Clear on Black, also out of Los Angeles, is designing the interior spaces.
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Maui