MAUI, HI—Starwood Vacation Ownership, a division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., plans to develop The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Hawaii, a 26-acre oceanfront resort.
Scheduled to open in 2017, the new resort is located on Ka’anapali Beach in Maui and will feature 390 villas and a variety of amenities, including a lagoon-style pool and beach bar. The new resort will also pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for high-performance buildings.
“The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is a highly anticipated addition to the Starwood Vacation Ownership portfolio, building on the success of our existing Westin resorts on Ka’anapali,” said Steve Williams, SVO’s COO. “By working closely with Hawaiian cultural experts on the resort’s design and offerings, we will provide a truly authentic experience that celebrates the island’s rich history and traditions.”
Several of Hawaii’s elected officials and community leaders welcomed Starwood’s expansion in Maui at the ground blessing ceremony, including Alan Arakawa, mayor of the County of Maui. “Starwood has always been respectful, gracious and kind to our community,” said Arakawa. “Their new resort will be a fine addition along Ka’anapali Beach and also provide more jobs for our working class in West Maui. We are thankful that Starwood continues to expand their brand here in Maui County.”
Situated on a 26-acre property, which includes a 10-acre public park, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas has been designed by WCIT Architecture, a local architectural firm, and will be constructed by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.
Resort amenities will include a 10,000-sq.-ft., lagoon-style swimming pool with an upper pool, children’s beach pool and play area, two plunge pools, three oceanfront cabanas and a WestinWORKOUT studio. A full-service restaurant will offer ocean views and a menu of Hawaiian and international cuisine, plus the Westin brand’s signature SuperFoodsRX menu.