1/29/23 Update: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay's opening has been pushed back to late February 2023. Rooms and suites are available from 2/26/23. TravelSort Clients who reserve by 2/28/23 for stay dates between 3/1/23-12/31/23 can enjoy 10% off plus $200 per stay resort credit for stays of 3+ nights and $500 per stay resort credit for stays of 6+ nights (instead of $100 per stay).
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Will Open February 2023, following a $250 million renovation of the former St. Regis Kauai. We hope this will be a more successful incarnation of a resort that in the past has been plagued by lackluster service, and which we've been unable to recommend. Princeville and Kauai's North Shore are stunning (if a good deal rainier, especially in winter, than Poipu, where the Grand Hyatt Kauai is located).
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Location
The resort is located on the scenic Na Pali Coast in Princeville, Kauai, about a 50 minute drive from Lihue Airport (LIH).
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Rooms, Suites and Amenities
The reimagined resort will feature 252 rooms and suites. Entry level Garden Rooms will be 547 sq. ft. with one king or two queen beds, with the next category a Garden Terrace King with a private lanai. Ocean View and Oceanfront rooms are also available. There are also 820 sq. ft. Oceanfront Studio Suites, each with a king bed, as well as a 1200 sq. ft. Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite with a separate living room, a One Bedroom 1798 sq. ft. One Bedroom Loft Suite, and various connecting options. All rooms and suites will include sustainably sourced bedding, organic cotton sheets, filtered water, a yoga mat, and Nespresso maker.
Makana House (2400 sq. ft.) sleeps four with its two king beds and has its own kitchen.
A unifying theme throughout 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is wellness, so it's no surprise that 1 Kitchen focuses on fresh, local farm-to-table cuisine, or that other dining venues include The Juice Bar for fresh-pressed juices and smoothies; Neighbors for local Hawaiian fare; Welina Terrace for panoramic ocean views as the lobby bar; and The Sand Box for poolside dining. Kai Maika'i, by the adult pool, offers craft cocktails and accompanying snacks.
We're excited to see that 1 Hotel Hanalei bay's spa will be a Bamford Wellness Spa; Bamford is one of our favorite brands for skincare, with formulas that use plant-based cleansers and organic ingredients. Bamford products elevated our stay at Le Bristol in Paris, and have also been used by The Upper House Hong Kong.
TravelSort Clients can enjoy the following Virtuoso benefits at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
- $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
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