KAPALUA BAY, Hawaii (March 8, 2018) – Montage Kapalua Bay reveals 50 redesigned luxury, residential-style accommodations across the 24-acre Maui resort. Overseen by Dallas-based interior and architectural design firm Wilson Associates, the décor draws inspiration from the Hawaiian word Ahupua’a – meaning “from the mountains to the sea.”
“We take pride in our Hawaiian culture and want our guests to feel welcomed and immersed in the destination,” said Richard Holtzman, vice president and managing director at Montage Kapalua Bay. “Wilson Associates conceptualized and truly brought to life what we had envisioned for the redesign of the accommodations.”
The one- to three-bedroom redesigned accommodations honor Montage Kapalua Bay’s existing architecture by mirroring the concept and story behind the resort’s signature Cane & Canoe restaurant. The comfortable and communal atmosphere found at the restaurant, as well as its rich wood scrollwork, woven textures, and vibrant floral touches, are now also reflective within all guest accommodations.
“Our goal was to create a neutral palette with little saturated colors throughout that wouldn’t distract guests from the beauty of Montage Kapalua Bay’s natural surroundings,” said Liz Dauwe, associate design director of Wilson Associates. “There is so much color around the islands; the canvas of artwork is truly the landscape you see just beyond the interior walls.”
References to Hawaii and Maui are subtly layered within the design palette. Each accommodation features Koa wood, an endemic wood to the islands with stunning red tones. The deep, natural color of the flooring is balanced with accents of taupe, beige, and whites, representative of the sand, shells, and color of nature. In addition, all accommodations feature custom-made throw pillows with island-inspired floral prints and colored fabrics. The rooms are finished with contemporary chandeliers and custom artwork by local artisans, providing guests with a timeless environment. The enhancement of the design continues outside on the private lanais with a pune’e, a traditional Hawaiian daybed for guests to relax and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, and be connected by the energy of the land and the Pacific Ocean.