Press Release

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection and Luxury Luggage Maker Arlo Skye Join Forces to Elevate the Pursuit of Travel

Hawaii’s Newest Luxury Resort Teams Up With Arlo Skye for First Ever Hospitality Collaboration, the Arlo Skye Carry-On for Mauna Lani


THE ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII (January 27, 2020)Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection and Arlo Skye, crafters of luxury luggage, are reinventing the art of travel with the introduction of a special edition Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani Carry-On collection, exclusively designed for the all-new luxury lifestyle resort from Auberge Resorts Collection, which opened on January 15, 2020. Guests are invited to begin their journey to Mauna Lani with a first of its kind pre-arrival experience, a special edition Carry-On piece delivered to their doorsteps before their visit to paradise, only available through booking a four-night stay in an ocean view suite. Designed to evoke anticipation for the trip ahead, the custom piece will have guests dreaming of the deep blues and mystical coastline of The Island of Hawaii, up until the moment they arrive. The Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani Carry-On has the resort’s insignia, the piko, laser engraved on the exterior of the bag, which features a low gloss black finish. The piko is an infinite circle, which reflects the area’s distinct eternal spirit, anchored by Hawaii’s five great mountains. From this singular locale, the mountains of Hualālai, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Kohala and Maui’s Haleakalā are all visible in the distance. It is here, at the piko, Mauna Lani intrinsically links the people, the culture, and the land, to a deeply woven sense of place rooted in extraordinary core values and experiences – where friendships are fostered, families reconnect, and curiosities unfold.

“Mauna Lani and Arlo Skye are a harmonious pair – each brand offers the beauty of luxury, while rooted in the purest of materials and intelligent design aesthetics,” said Vice President and General Manager Sanjiv Hulugalle. “Both Mauna Lani and Arlo Skye are dedicated to enhancing the pursuit of travel – Mauna Lani through creating distinct experiences that allow guests to connect with the spirituality of its sacred land – and Arlo Skye by creating obsessively-engineered travel pieces that inspire wanderlust and are as beautiful as they are functional.”

Defining a new era of experiential luxury on the Island of Hawaii following a resort-wide re-imagination and renovation, Mauna Lani will be the first ever hospitality name to create an exclusive travel piece with the award-winning team behind Arlo Skye, comprised of former leaders from Louis Vuitton and Tumi. The special-edition carry-on is only available to guests of Mauna Lani who book the Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani experience. The technique Arlo Skye uses to brand the custom luggage with the piko is created from ultra-fast pulses of light that naturally change the color and texture of the luggage surface at the micron level, resulting in an indelible marking with a flawless surface finish – which perfectly mirrors the impression that Mauna Lani will make on guests.

“We’re delighted to collaborate with the Mauna Lani hotel on its new journey and thrilled to launch our special-edition Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani Carry-On,” said Co-Founder & CEO of Arlo Skye, Mayur Bhatnagar. “We worked hard to design a simple yet beautiful four-night travel piece, and the idea of shipping it to guests in advance raises the bar of what a pre-arrival experience should look like. We wanted to create something that would make a visit to the island of Hawaii even more special, and we hope this piece becomes the perfect, personalized travel companion for Mauna Lani guests.”

Guests can experience the all-new resort and receive their own exclusive luggage by booking the Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani experience, which includes:

  • Four-night accommodations in an Ocean View King Room
  • Two of the exclusive Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani Carry-On’s, shipped to the guest’s home prior to arrival
  • A guided standup paddle boarding excursion for two
  • Daily breakfast for two at HāLani
  • Experience starts at $4,800 for a four-night stay

The Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani Carry-On includes signature features such as impact-resistant polycarbonate exterior with an aluminum trim, a zipper-less design: two TSA-approved combination locks replace the outer zipper for double the security, whisper-quiet 360 degree spinner wheels and an airline-compliant removable high-speed charger with two USB ports to charge devices on the go.   

Situated on sacred land marked by royal fishponds, natural lava plains, lush tropical gardens and alluring beaches, Mauna Lani is an inspiring spiritual haven that captures a distinct sense of place deeply rooted in rich cultural traditions. Nowhere in the Hawaiian archipelago is the land more powerful, sacred or alive than this storied and natural place of wonder. Guests will be wowed by the transformational experiences, enriching cultural immersion, unrivalled amenities and curated moments.

The resort boasts contemporary guest rooms and suites, five private bungalow residences, five extraordinary restaurants and lounges, three distinct pools, a signature spa and wellness haven, Kainalu active pursuits program, Living Culture program and an interactive Holoholo Kids Circle – all complemented by Auberge’s intuitive and gracious service. 

For reservations or more information, please call 1-800-367-2323 and or visit www.aubergeresorts.com/maunalani. Follow Mauna Lani on Instagram and Facebook.