Mauna Lani Bay to undergo extensive rehab, join Auberge portfolio

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Rendering of the redesigned atrium planned for Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection.
Rendering of the redesigned atrium planned for Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the island of Hawaii will join the Auberge Resorts Collection portfolio, following an extensive $100 million-plus redesign and renovation.

The resort will be renamed the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection and is set to reopen late next year.

As part of the hotel redesign, the total number of hotel rooms will be reduced, and oceanfront and oceanview suites will be added. The ultraluxury Mauna Lani Bungalows, with private pools, butler service and private resort-within-a-resort setting, will also be enhanced.

"Among the many distinctive qualities of Mauna Lani are its exceptionally beautiful natural setting and iconic place in the history of Hawaii," said Dan Friedkin, owner and chairman of Auberge Resorts Collection. 

"We are excited to elevate the great heritage of Mauna Lani with the Auberge sense of intimacy, world-class service, local adventures and a fresh contemporary aesthetic that will allow guests to experience the best that Hawaii has to offer."

The development and ownership team is DiamondHead Land, a joint venture between San Francisco-based ProspectHill Group and Hawaii-based hotel executive Pat Fitzgerald, in partnership with a major institutional investor. "Auberge Resorts Collection shares our vision for providing a style of luxury and service that resonates with guests on a personal level," said Fitzgerald. 

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