St. Regis Princeville Resort makes debut on Kauai
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announces the debut of the St. Regis hotel brand in Hawaii with the opening of the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai. Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the resort has been transformed into an elegant reflection of its island home, paying homage to the land and culture. Redesigned in collaboration with hotel design firm WATG and local Hawaiian architecture firm Group 70, the St. Regis Princeville resort features 252 guest rooms, including 51 premium ocean view suites, the elegant Halelea Spa, Prince and Makai Champion golf courses by Robert Trent Jones II and Kauai Grill by world renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
“We are proud to debut the St. Regis brand in Hawai‘i with the opening of The St. Regis Princeville Resort, featuring the iconic luxury, unmatched privilege and bespoke services for which the St. Regis brand is renowned,” said Paul James, global brand leader for St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts.
Formerly a part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection brand, The St. Regis Princeville Resort has been revamped to accentuate a sense of relaxed yet refined island luxury and timeless beauty. Bringing a residential feel to the interiors and reflecting Hawaii’s natural surroundings, the resort’s redesign was inspired by the Hawaiian concept of Ahupuaa, a philosophy of living in balance with nature. The grand lobby is distinguished by a dramatic point of entry, including a cascading chandelier comprised of over 4,000 pieces of Murano glass representing the waterfall of Na Molokama Mountain, a coffered ceiling of natural woven raffia, palm wood floors and soaring glass panels that open to the sea and the spectacular sunsets of Mt. Makana.
Each of the resort’s four distinctive dining venues feature fresh seasonal ingredients locally farmed or produced on Kauai. As the resort’s signature restaurant, Kauai Grill will feature spectacular views of Hanalei Bay and a menu of internationally influenced cuisine using the freshest fish and ingredients indigenous to the islands, exclusively developed by Chef Vongerichten and his team.
The 10,000 square foot Halele’a Spa offers individualized spa programs for body and mind inspired by Native Hawaiian healing rituals. Each treatment room is enriched with custom millwork of Native Hawaiian woods, palm wood floors, natural fiber drapery treatments and a custom Murano glass plumeria flower chandelier.
An ideal destination for weddings, meetings and social events, the St. Regis Princeville’s newly transformed meeting spaces features 12,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space and the latest in computer and audio visual technology. Among the resort’s signature features is a unique infinity pool situated on the ocean overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay. The pool deck will also feature Nalu Kai Restaurant.
The St. Regis Princeville is built on legendary grounds beside the emerald green Hanalei Valley and overlooks the Napali Coast. The area was named the “City of the Prince” after a royal visit by Hawaii’s Prince Albert, son of King Kamehameha IV in 1860. Princeville’s breathtaking natural setting has made the area among the premiere destinations in the world. The resort is surrounded by five majestic mountains, a patchwork of taro farms, a wildlife refuge, equestrian paths, hiking trails, ancient sea caves and lagoons. For more information on the St. Regis Princeville, visit www.stregis.com/princeville.
With sweeping views of Hanalei bay and Bali Ha’i serving as the backdrop for Kauai Grill, the latest in creative dining experiences from Michelin awarded Jean-George Vongerichten.
Kauai Grill combines a selection of Jean-Georges’ greatest appetizers, side dishes and accompaniments from his portfolio of domestic and international restaurants around the world with the highest quality of meats and freshest local fish available. Simply grilled preparations accompanied by bold condiments anchor the Kauai Grill experience.