SOURCE: The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

January 24, 2012 14:00 ET

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Hotel: At Its Best in 2012

Three Years of Improvements Result in a Luxurious Guest Experience

WAILEA, HI--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - After three years and more than $28 million in renovations, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui hotel is offering guests the most luxurious vacation experience yet. With improvements touching every suite, villa, pool deck, ballroom, corridor and elevator, one of the most savory transformations is that of the signature restaurant, Kō, which will reopen in April following a $5.1 million renovation.

Kō showcases the diverse culinary history of the sugarcane plantation era and serves innovative Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese dishes. Led by Executive Chef, Tylun Pang, the menu features family recipes that have been passed down for generations. By utilizing the island's fresh produce, meat and seafood, Pang gives these genuine recipes a farm-fresh, contemporary twist to fine dining in Maui. Learn about the story behind Kō here.

"Kō will not only offer a unique culinary experience," says Charles Head, General Manager of The Fairmont Kea Lani, "but the atmosphere, energy and entertainment will be unlike any other Maui restaurant." The new Wailea "hotspot" will be open-air with a floating shaded roof, a dynamic action bar, and popular island entertainment.

Additional improvements to the all-suite Maui resort include renovations to each of the 413 one-bedroom Maui accommodations and feature new furniture, décor, linens, draperies, HD flat screen TVs, as well as new woodworking on doors and cabinets.

The 37 two-story, 2- and 3-bedroom villas offer the comfort and convenience of renting a private home with all the amenities of a world class resort, just steps from the Pacific Ocean. New tile floors, furniture, and décor give the villas a fresh Hawaiian-contemporary look. The full kitchens have been completely remodeled with wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and built in banquette dining.

This Maui resort's three swimming pools now have quartzite decks and feature new umbrellas, private cabanas and chaise lounges for a relaxing poolside experience. Families will love the newly renovated Keiki Lani kids club, as well as the 140-foot water slide, toddler pool and complimentary laundry facilities. Couples can mix relaxation with recreation at the adults-only pool, 2 whirlpools, swim up bar, Spa Kea Lani, 24-hour fitness center, and nearby tennis and golf courses. The resort will continue to offer complimentary self-parking, no resort fee and authentic Hawaiian cultural programs and for all guests.

Shannah Milstead, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, says: "We are getting comments from guests who come year after year saying that the resort is in top notch condition." She goes on to say, "2012 guests will truly experience the best we have to offer."

Travelers can take advantage of 40% off the best available rate this fall. The Book Now, Save Later promotion is available until March 31st for travel dates between August 25 and December 14. For more information, visit or call (808) 875-4100.

Located on the pristine white sands of Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui is Hawaii's only luxury oceanfront resort featuring spacious suites and villas. This distinctive hotel encompasses 22 acres of tropical landscape and offers authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and warm and personal service which portray the essence of aloha.

With more than 60 destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of landmark luxury hotels. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit