• Honua Kai Resort & Spa Debuts New Aloha Lounge

     
    POSTED August 20, 2017
     

On Aug. 14, Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii, announced the opening of their new Aloha Lounge, which will serve as an exclusive benefit of guests who book directly with the resort, who wish to arrive early or check out late to extend their stay in Hawaii. Honua Kai's all-suite luxury resort is located on Maui's Kaanapali North Beach.

Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, the Aloha Lounge will provide indoor and outdoor seating areas, towels and chairs for the pool or beach, and a kid's play area with complimentary snacks.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa also unveils their new offer Fall 4 Maui, which allows guests to save almost $500 off of regular rates and provides a $400 activity credit for activities such as whale watching and zip lining. This offer is for guests looking to travel to Hawaii in the fall or winter, and requires guests to stay at least 4 nights. Guests can choose from different room types including studio, one, two, or three-bedroom suites.

“From the moment guests arrive on property to the minute they depart, we want them to feel surrounded by true Aloha spirit,” says Claudio Andrade, general manager for Honua Kai Resort & Spa. “Our new Aloha Lounge was created to allow guests to soak in as much island time as possible. Whether they arrive prior to check-in or wish to extend their final day a few extra hours, the lounge welcomes guests to sit, stay and play. ”

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.