- A/V Equipment
- Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
- Street Parking
- Valet Parking
- Ample Parking Onsite
- Dining Chairs
- Dining Tables
- Onsite Restrooms
- The Scene:
Discover the essence of Maui at Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort. Nestled on the golden sands of Wailea’s Polo Beach, this award-winning oceanfront paradise redefines luxury with a state-of-the-art spa, island-inspired cuisine and authentic culture. Experience a distinct spirit of aloha and genuine island hospitality that creates lifelong memories for each and every guest at Fairmont Kea Lani.
The resort’s Willow Stream Spa, recognized as Hawaii’s Top Hotel Spa, features locally-inspired treatments combining Maui-sourced products with ancient Hawaiian tradition and the latest in spa technology. Enjoy full sensory experience showers inspired by Maui rain, steam and sauna, and a soothing pālolo (mud) bar.
Fairmont Kea Lani’s signature restaurant Kō offers award-winning cuisine inspired by the vast collection of ethnicities brought together during Maui’s sugarcane plantation era. Originating from the kitchens of Kō chefs’ tutus and aunties, taste generations of local cuisine deep-rooted in the island’s culture and history.
Idyllically located with sensational sunset vistas at the Fairmont Kea Lani, LUANA offers a dynamic and energized atmosphere which masterfully combines the culture of cocktails, spirits, wines, brews and pupus (light fare) in one of the most gorgeous settings in Wailea. Step up to the bar and the energy and enthusiasm of LUANA’s mixologists will inspire you to taste something new or reintroduce you to an old favorite with a new twist.
With four unique restaurants, three swimming pools including an adult pool reserved exclusively for guests 18 years and older, 140’ waterslide for the young and young at heart, comprehensive fitness and wellness program, kids club, and Hawaiian cultural programming, Fairmont Kea Lani is the perfect place to feel pampered, reenergize and reconnect with loved ones. Nearby activities include snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, outrigger canoe adventures, scuba diving, island-wide excursions, as well as complimentary transportation to nearby Wailea Golf Club, tennis courts and The Shops at Wailea. Fairmont Kea Lani is renowned for its distinct approach to beach resort luxury.
In Hawaiian, Kea Lani means 'heavenly white', an appropriate description of the luxury Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Wailea, Maui. Similar to the white plumeria, a striking flower commonly found along the island's shoreline and one of the resort's inspirations, Fairmont Kea Lani distinguishes itself quite notably even among its esteemed and architecturally pleasing peers. Many are surprised to learn that this remarkable luxury Wailea resort reflects homage to traditional Hawaiian architectural influences.
The resort opened in December of 1991, however, the conceptual design of the hotel began in 1986 with Jose Luis Ezquerra, an authority nonpareil in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean art, architecture and archeology. As a student at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Ezquerra continually strove to transcend what he saw as constraints in the dominant Bauhaus movement of the day. He helped develop the Mexican 'lejanista' style. An original form of architecture, lejanista blends not only past and present in planning and interior design, but also reflects expressions of distinct Western and Eastern cultures.
The architect and his design team were enthusiastic about justifying the Kea Lani Wailea oceanfront concept culturally and imbuing it with Hawaiian eccentricity. Indeed, before the first drafting pencil was lifted, priority one became getting to know their canvas. Ezquerra first turned to Donald Graham. A well-respected individual with a love for the Islands since 1943, Graham housed an extensive library on Hawaii. He proved to be a valuable source of information and recommended they liaise with renowned artist Herb Kawainui Kane. Kane's series of paintings, Travel: History of the Discovery of Hawaii, evoke the odyssey of the balsas from the Ra'iatea and Tahiti routes, and that of the Marquesa Islands in Polynesia.
The design team met with the artist at his Kona plantation on the Big Island. Kane regaled the creative team with stories and legends. All seemed to lend support to the theory of Spanish origin in the discovery of Hawaii. In particular was the story of Spanish navigator Juan Gaetano, who was the first known European to visit Hawaii and charted the islands in 1555. Kane later produced small figurines that he unearthed on the eastern coast of the Big Island, which represented New Spanish type individuals.
"It is true that Kea Lani is an architectural descendant of Las Hadas", confirms Ezquerra whose Manzanillo seaside property changed the face of international resort architecture. "However, the professional work of the project's co-architect Francis Oda, Group 70 Honolulu was notable in the adaptation of the pragmatic, constructive and finishing realities of Hawaii".
As he interpreted Hawaiian architecture, Ezquerra sought a cultural link between the Kea Lani Wailea resort and two other native landmarks. He accomplished his goal with truly eye-opening results. The first was the architecture of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Built in 1927 on Hispano-Mexican and native models, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel is, without doubt, the heart and soul of Waikiki. Ezquerra's next choice was the Iolani Palace, now a museum in Honolulu. Neo-classical and white, it was built by King Kalakaua and carries the distinction of being the only royal palace in the U.S. Several of Honolulu's banks also share the same neo-classical themes and decorative elements quite typical of the Islands.
The Old Mexico-Hawaiian parallels do not end there. Pineapples were first brought to Hawaii from Spain in 1813. And on Maui, for example, Ezquerra took note of an equestrian tradition that mirrors Mexican charreria. Local cowboys don sombreros and bandanas in typical Northern Mexicano style. And those cowboys answer to paniolos -- not far from the Spanish term used for the nearly three-century long period that saw galleons from Manila or Acapulco pass or possibly more on Hawaii's coasts.
"Before the evangelization of the Islands, architecture was nearly null and void. Some acropolis remains. Forts such as Kawaihae, totemic tombs and temple-type buildings, and a great wealth of palisades and floors richly decorated with dirt, stone and ephemeral flowers still sample the naturalistic life practiced by their inhabitants", explains Ezquerra. "Therefore, the Fairmont Kea Lani Wailea hotel retains strong and quite valid Hawaiian antecedents from the era of the Monarchy, the period predating American influence".
- Pacific Terrace:
- Overlooking Polo Beach and the majestic Pacific Ocean, Pacific Terrace offers a picturesque Hawaiian setting with the islands of Lana'i, Molokini and Kaho'olawe gracing the background. Unforgettable sunsets and romantic beach photos are some of the trademark touches for couples exchanging their vows at this idyllic venue.
- - View: Ocean View
- - Max Capacity: 80
- Beautifully situated at the foot of our three-tier Royal Fountain Terrace, The Gazebo provides an exquisite garden setting for a romantic morning or evening wedding ceremony.
- - View: Gazibo in a tropical setting
- - Max Capacity: 75
- Polo Beach Lawn:
- This unrivaled location is our premier beachfront venue offering panoramic views of Maui's sister islands and the gorgeous Wailea coastline.
- - View: Ocean View
- - Max Capacity: 300
- Kea Lani Ballroom:
- Offering 8,400 square feet of tropical elegance, this state-of-the-art ballroom can be divided into five separate spaces and includes all the audio visual capabilities for a truly magnificent affair. It is the ultimate venue for your indoor reception or after party dancing.
- - View: Ballroom
- - Max Capacity: 500
- Royal Fountain Terrace:
- Surrounded by tropical landscaping and elegant architectural enhancements, this intimate outdoor dining venue provides a bespoke setting for a plated dinner or social gathering.
- - View: Garden Views
- - Max Capacity: 190
- Lobby Mezzanine:
- Palm trees, panoramic ocean views and natural light create the signature backdrop for the 1,200 square foot Lobby Mezzanine. The tropical elegance of the room is perfect for receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding brunches and more.
- - View: Overlooking the pools and ocean in the distance
- - Max Capacity: 80
- Palm Court:
- Palm Court offers a spacious outdoor venue located at the center of the hotel steps from our Adult Tranquility Pool. A picturesque location for cocktail receptions and plated or buffet dinner receptions.
- - View: Overlooking the gardens and adult poo
- - Max Capacity: 500
- Ko Garden:
- An intimate outdoor venue for group dining of up to 36 guests. This private location is surrounded by palm trees, exotic flowers and flickering tiki torches.
- - View: Garden View
- - Max Capacity: 36
- Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
- Savor island-inspired cuisine and cocktails at Wailea's Fairmont Kea Lani resort featuring four unique restaurants, four bars, and a gourmet bakery & market. Resort guests and visitors will enjoy a variety of casual, family and fine dining culinary experiences.
The Kea Lani Restaurant will help you start your Maui day with delightful breakfast favorites, island fruits or a sumptuous buffet.
Enjoy lunch and dinner at AMA Bar & Grill offering a taste of Hawai’i’s modern canoe lifestyle, featuring everything from contemporary poke bowls to plate lunch specials in a relaxed, outdoor and social atmosphere.
For a day at the beach or a picnic on the road, stop by the Caffè Ciao Bakery + Market where you can grab a lunch to go, enjoy specialty coffee drinks, home-made sandwiches, salads and locally produced and packaged culinary treats that make great gifts to take home.
Enjoy an unforgettable Maui fine dining experience at Kō in Wailea, Hawaii. Kō, our award-winning signature restaurant, offers plantation-inspired cuisine featuring Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese menu items. Kō is open for lunch and dinner.
Or make it a special night by dining at Nick’s Fishmarket Maui, consistently awarded “Best Service” and “Best Wine List” by the Maui ‘Aipono Awards. It’s Hawaii’s premier seafood restaurant offering the best and freshest catch daily, prime cuts of meat, local produce, and fine wines and cocktails.
In-Room Dining, available 24 hours each day, allows you to enjoy Maui fine dining in the privacy of your suite or villa.
Many of the dishes on our menus have been created with specialty diets in mind. When visiting dining outlets throughout the resort, please consult our service team for recommendations based on your specific dietary needs and preferences. Our culinary team would also be pleased to accommodate additional requests.
- Bars & Lounges:
In Hawai‘i, the end of each day is celebrated with a ‘pau hana’, a social time reserved for enjoying friends and libations. Idyllically located with sensational sunset vistas at the Fairmont Kea Lani, LUANA offers a dynamic and energized atmosphere which masterfully combines the culture of cocktails, spirits, wines, brews and pupus (light fare) in one of the most gorgeous settings in Wailea. Step up to the bar and the energy and enthusiasm of LUANA’s mixologists will inspire you to taste something new or reintroduce you to an old favorite with a new twist. Ongoing special events highlight the bar’s impressive technical approach to the modern cocktail and the boundless creativity of the LUANA mixologists.