The opening of the AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea marks the entry of the design-driven lifestyle brand from Marriott International onto the sun-kissed Hawaiian Islands.

Marriott International has launched a dynamic new property on the picturesque island of Maui.

Capture the traditional Hawaiian spirit

Located on the southwest coast, AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea spans three acres and offers breathtaking views from every vantage point. This connection to nature runs through all aspects of the property and is associated with an artistic design that captures the traditional Hawaiian spirit.

Kaleo Kenui, dual general manager for the AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea and Residence Inn Maui Wailea, said, “Our new hotel seamlessly blends the signature amenities of the AC brand with the naturally inspiring landscape, people and aesthetics of Maui. The overall design is an artistic rendition based on real Hawaiian experiences blending with modern life and an appreciation of the diverse cultures that make up Maui’s remarkable melting pot of humanity. “

We celebrate its ocean scenery

Visitors to the AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea are immediately greeted with a nod to the ocean, which is central to life in the Hawaiian Islands. For example, the entrance is flanked by glass panels with wave shapes that reflect the sea.

In the meantime, local materials such as lava stone, shells and native wood are made into decorative elements that celebrate the Asian and Pacific islanders and their traditions and crafts. Of particular note are the 100 strands of lei made from dried seeds, berries and flowers traditionally given as a symbol of aloha and woven into two incredible tapestries in the lobby.

An impressive range of amenities

The property, AC Hotels’ opening facility in the Hawaiian Islands, has 110 guest rooms with 12 suites. It also features an infinity pool with a hot tub and cabanas, and two F&B options on-site – AC Kitchen and KAI, a signature restaurant or fitness center, and the upscale AC Library.

Wailea, Ulua, Mōkapu, and Keawakapu beaches are within walking distance of the hotel, as is Wailea Village, Wailea Gateway, and The Shops at Wailea.

Kenui added, “While the new hotel gives visitors more options, it also allows us to continue supporting our local economy by bringing in as much locally produced arts, crafts and culinary creations as possible and creating more jobs.”