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Mauna Lani

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Jan 16, 2020

"The Mauna Lani reopened Wednesday following a 14-month, $200 million renovation of the South Kohala resort property. Now featuring 295 rooms, 38 suites and five private bungalows on 32 acres at Kalahuipua‘a, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, will define 'a new era of experiential luxury on the Island of Hawaii...'"

Jan 12, 2020

"During a recent sneak peek of Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, I learned how the reinvented Hawaii Island resort will shine a new light on the local culture, environment, food and spirit of hospitality. At the same time, it will preserve the best of its predecessor, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, by continuing popular experiences such as its sea turtle awareness program and tours of ancient fishponds..."

Jan 12, 2020

"This 333-room historic property just reopened under the Auberge flag, bringing a new level of luxury to its five distinct restaurants, full-service spa, and golden-hued beaches. Just don’t expect to plop down on the sand all day when aqua adventures abound. Try your hand at everything from surfing to scuba diving, prone paddle boarding to double-hull canoeing..."

Jan 10, 2020

"Sanjiv Hulugalle leads Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection as it reopens on Jan. 15 following a $200 million renovation..."

Jan 7, 2020

"If balmy 80-degree afternoons aren’t enough of a draw to go to Hawai‘i this winter, Auberge Resorts gave us another reason: Its first luxury hotel in the Aloha State, the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, opens this month on the Big Island’s rocky Kohala Coast..."

Jan 6, 2020

"The Mauna Lani is a stunning Auberge resort only ten minutes south of the Mauna Kea, and is definitely worth a visit to the Kohala Coast if only for its raved-about restaurant, CanoeHouse, recently coming off a major renovation. Headed by Matt Raso, previously of Nobu Restaurants, he artfully plates island-inspired cuisine, everything from local-raised abalone to Big Island hearts of palm, in a breezy beachfront ambiance..."

Jan 6, 2020

"One of the most hotly anticipated Hawaiian hotels in years, Mauna Lani opens this January on a prime stretch of 32 oceanside acres along the dramatic Kona coast. Its name means “mountain reaching heaven,” and the hotel will field 333 guestrooms and suites plus five private bungalow residences. The five restaurants and lounges will include a beachfront Pan-Asian outlet called Canoe House and HaLani for casual daytime meals and Mediterranean fare in the evenings..."

Jan 6, 2020

"For many Hawaii loyalists, the Mauna Lani resort on the “Big Island” (officially known as the island of Hawaii) has long been a beloved mainstay, a Kona-Kohala coast go-to deserving of repeat visits. It’s location in the piko (center) of the island chain’s five volcanoes makes it an important center of energy to Hawaiians—and also a convenient 40-minute drive from the Kona airport..."

Jan 6, 2020

"Similarly, Hawaii’s new Mauna Lani will offer a “pre-arrival experience” when it opens in January, such as sending guests a customized, special-edition Arlo Skye suitcase enclosed with invitations for guided, stand-up paddleboard classes..."

Jan 5, 2020

"On Hawaii Big Island, the all-new Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut in January following a resort-wide reimagination and renovation."

Jan2020

"This Auberge Resorts Collection paradise in Hawaii is opening this month and is now taking bookings. Mauna Lani has a cool, contemporary design with teak wood in abundance and open spaces with comfortable, inviting spots in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Inside the guestrooms, suites and private bungalows (which include private access to the beach, and their own pools and spas) expect the epitome of laid-back luxury with balconies offering ocean and mountain views, natural textiles and hardwood furniture..."

Dec 23, 2019

"Similarly, Hawaii’s new Mauna Lani will offer a “pre-arrival experience” when it opens in January, such as sending guests a customized, special-edition Arlo Skye suitcase enclosed with invitations for guided, stand-up paddleboard classes..."

Dec 20, 2019

"After a sweeping year-long, $200 million renovation, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii is preparing to welcome its first guests. Set on 32 oceanside acres approximately 30 minutes north of Kona International Airport by car, the property offers three distinct pools, five restaurants, a spa and wellness center, menu of cultural, fitness and outdoor programs and a kids' club..."

Dec 19, 2019

"After a $200 million dollar renovation, Mauna Lani reopens in January on the Big Island as Auberge Resorts' first resort in the Hawaiian Islands. The sacred land includes royal fish ponds, natural lava plains and lush tropical gardens. Adventurous guests can try open ocean swimming or heli-biking..."

Dec 16, 2019

"There's a new chef at the famed Canoehouse at Mauna Lani, an Auberge Resorts Collection on Hawaii Island. Matt Raso has taken over and is offering a new, locally based menu. He hails from multiple Nobu restaurants including the one on Oahu and in Miami. It opens on January 15, 2020, the same day as the resort that has reportedly undergone a $125 million renovation..."

Dec 10, 2019

"Opening on the tranquil, scenic shores of the Island of Hawaii, the newly-reimagined, family-friendly Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut in January 2020—as Auberge’s first in Hawaii. Boasting contemporary guest rooms and suites, five private bungalows, five restaurants and lounges, three pools, a signature spa, a wellness haven, active pursuits, cultural programming and an interactive Holoholo Kids Circle, families will want for nothing as they delight in panoramic Pacific views and revel in Auberge’s gracious service..."

Dec 9, 2019

"Despite the eruption of Kīlauea volcano in 2018 and the subsequent tourism downturn, visitors to Hawaii’s largest island were never really in danger — the volcanic activity was limited to its east side, far from the resorts on the Big Island’s western coast. But now that the lava has stopped flowing, there’s new energy in the air. The island’s biggest resort opening in years is set to debut in January 2020 — a reimagining of Mauna Lani by Auberge Resorts, the first Hawaiian venture by the Bay Area-based luxury hotel brand..."

Dec 6, 2019

"If you’re shopping for a significant other, gifting a getaway is pretty much the be-all, end-all present. Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection—on the Island of Hawai’i—is running a special package. The experience starts at $4,800 for a four-night stay in an Ocean View King Room. Enjoy guided standup paddleboarding for two, breakfast every morning at HāLani, and two limited-edition Arlo Skye x Mauna Lani Carry-On suitcases (shipped to your home prior to departure)..."

Nov 25, 2019

"Situated on royal lands along the Kona coast, Mauna Lani is a paradise of swaying palms, fish ponds and natural lava plains occupying 13 oceanfront hectares..."

Nov 22, 2019

"A former royal escape gets a contemporary upgrade with the opening of this 32-acre Big Island resort. From the locally sourced seafood and Hawaiian-art-adorned accommodations to the onsite Hale‘I’ike (“House of Knowledge” cultural center), nearly every aspect of the Kona property immerses you in island life..."

Nov 21, 2019

"Palm trees, natural lava plains and white sand beaches await at the Mauna Lani, which translates to "mountain reaching heaven." Set on 32 oceanfront acres, this getaway will reopen as part of the Auberge Resorts Collection in early 2020, following an extensive $200 million renovation that essentially created a brand-new property..."

Nov 15, 2019

"On Hawaii, where a major opening happens only every 30 years or so, the landmark Mauna Lani has emerged from a $200 million renovation as part of Auberge Resorts Collection..."

Nov 7, 2019

"Closed since October of last year, the former Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows will officially re-emerge on Jan. 15 as Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, following a $200 million renovation. At 333 fully redesigned rooms (down from 368, to boost room sizes and number of suites), this will be the largest hotel managed by Auberge Resorts Collection, based in Mill Valley and famed for its Wine Country properties..."

Nov 2019

"For Mauna Lani, our team is committed to building the best-loved resort in Hawai‘i. To do so, it is about creating an emotional connection – to the place, to the people, to the memories, but in a very approachable and organic style. Experiential programs and events are a key strategy for engaging with guests and developing these connections through bespoke experiences. For example, our team is developing a collection of special events to showcase Hawai‘i’s diverse and thriving cultural scene..."

Oct 18, 2019

"The all-new luxury lifestyle resort Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut in January 2020 on the Island of Hawaii following a resort-wide reimagination and renovation. The resort will open with refreshed contemporary guest rooms and suites, five private bungalow residences, five restaurants and lounges, three distinct pools, and a signature spa and wellness haven, as well as the property’s Kainalu active-pursuits program, Living Culture program and interactive Holoholo Kids Circle, all complemented by Auberge’s “intuitive and gracious service..."

Sept 18, 2019

"Located on 32 oceanfront acres in Hawaii, the all-new luxury lifestyle resort Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut in early 2020. Marked by fish ponds, natural lava plains, lush tropical gardens, and alluring beaches, Mauna Lani captures a distinct sense of place deeply rooted in rich cultural traditions. It will include 333 contemporary guest rooms and suites, five private bungalow residences, five restaurants and lounges, three pools, a spa and wellness center, and an interactive Holoholo Kids Circle..."

Sept 5, 2019

"The all new Mauna Lani resort is situated on sacred land on the Kona Coast. It is marked by royal fish ponds, natural lava plains, lush tropical gardens and alluring beaches, and will boast contemporary rooms and suites, five private bungalows, five restaurants and lounges, three pools, a signature spa and wellness haven..."

Aug 20, 2019

"Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection on the Island of Hawaii is encouraging all guests to get sporty with its new active pursuits program, ‘Kainalu Mauka to Makai Sports. This innovative recreation program is unlike any other in Hawaii, says the resort, and draws inspiration from Hawaiians’ ancient relationship to the sea. ‘Kainalu’, the Hawaiian word for ocean wave, means learning to ride life’s waves and tides with 'strength, grace and an appetite for fun.'.."