Montage Kapalua Bay | Guest Room | Wilson Associates

Montage Updates Hawaiian Resort

Wilson Associates spearheads redesign of 50-key Kapalua Bay

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Montage Kapalua Bay unveiled 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."

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 communal atmosphere found at the restaurant, as well as its wood scrollwork, woven textures and floral details are now also reflected within all guest accommodations.

Montage Kapalua Bay | Kitchen and Living Room | Wilson Associates

Kitchen and living room suite accommodations at the newly updated Montage Kapalua Bay. Photo: Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay 


References to Hawaii and Maui are showcased within the resort’s design palette. Each accommodation features Koa wood, a red timber native to the islands. The deep, natural color of the flooring is balanced with accents of taupe, beige and whites, representative of sand and shells. 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. Outside, guests also now have access to private lanais with a pune'e, a traditional Hawaiian daybed.

"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," says Liz Dauwe, associate design director, 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."

Montage Kapalua Bay | Outdoor Garden | Wilson & Associates

The Hawaiian resort's outdoor gardens. Photo: Courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay

Richard Holtzman, vice president and managing director at Montage Kapalua Bay, adds: "We take pride in our Hawaiian culture and want our guests to feel welcomed and immersed in the destination. Wilson Associates conceptualized and truly brought to life what we had envisioned for the redesign of the accommodations."

Montage’s portfolio of hotels and resorts includes locales in Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills, California; Deer Valley, Park City, Utah; and Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina. Slated to open later this year is Montage Los Cabos, Mexico, followed in 2020 by locales in La Quinta, Arizona, and Healdsburg, California.