$70M renovation complete at Fairmont Kea Lani

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A new suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani.
A new suite at the Fairmont Kea Lani.

Work on a three-year, $70 million renovation at the 22-acre, all-suite Fairmont Kea Lani resort in South Maui wrapped up last week.



Each of the property’s 413 one-bedroom suites underwent improvements, receiving new furniture, carpet and decor, while the beachfront resort’s 37 two-story villa units, which include full kitchens, were also upgraded with new furniture, carpeting, decor and new exterior furniture on outdoor terraces featuring private plunge pools.

A $5 million upgrade to the Kea Lani’s Ko Restaurant, now serving cuisine inspired by Hawaii’s Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean and native Hawaiian heritage, was completed in 2014. Dramatic improvements to the resort’s 9,000-square-foot Willow Stream Spa were also finished last year. 

“The resort is in better shape today than the day it opened,” General Manager Charles Head said in a statement. “The addition of a signature restaurant and an award-winning spa, coupled with refreshed suites and villas, make for a top-notch resort experience.”

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