THE ICONIC MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL, HAWAII JOINS THE PORTOFOLIO OF AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION

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Christian Stan, at 2 Feb. 15, in Hotels, News, Ocean View Hotels

A landmark of luxury on Hawaii Island, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, joins the exclusive portfolio of Autograph Collection hotels as the group’s first Hawaiian property and the 75th in its global portfolio.

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When it opened in July, 1965 with 154 guestrooms, The Mauna Kea luxury resort was the most expensive hotel ever built, at $15 million. The “exorbitant” room rates started at $43, including breakfast and dinner in the Pavilion, which featured rotating menus of international cuisines.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was founded by venture capitalist and passionate conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller as the first resort built on the raw and stunning Kohala Coast, and the hotel still boasts an extensive collection of Asian and Pacific Rim art today.

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Following an unprecedented $150 million renovation, the luxurious Mauna Kea Beach Hotel reopened in December 2008.

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The main restaurant is overlooking the natural white sand of Kauna‘oa Beach – rated the best beach in the Hawaiian Islands.

The striking mid-century modern style that earned the resort a place in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) top 150 “America’s Favorite Architecture” list is newly refreshed throughout, returning all 252 guest rooms and suites in two buildings to original condition.  Designed to blend into the natural environment, the resort boasts corridor-less floors that appear to float over an ocean-facing atrium, complete with suspended airways rising throughout, with each guest room overlooking the natural white sand of Kauna‘oa Beach – rated the best beach in the Hawaiian Islands by top travel authorities.

 

With a timeless tradition of aloha, the beachfront Mauna Kea Beach Hotel welcomes guests to be inspired by the past, embraced by the moment, enchanted by warm tropical days and exciting possibilities ahead.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii (Big Island)

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, joins the exclusive portfolio of Autograph Collection hotels as the group’s first Hawaiian property.

The addition of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel to Autograph Collection furthers Marriott International’s dedication to growing its lifestyle portfolio and partnering with some of the world’s most unique properties. The vision behind the Autograph Collection is to offer an evolving group of passionately independent hotel experiences ranging from a 15-room boutique hunting lodge in the mountains of Colorado to a 19th century neoclassical palace in the majestic city of Prague.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii (Big Island)

Autograph Collection is dedicated to create unique memories through enriching travel experiences.

 

Exactly like nothing else, each hotel is thoughtfully chosen for its quality, originality, bold character and capacity to offer today’s modern traveler a range of unique experiences suited to their individual sense of style and adventure. While still relatively new, the distinct portfolio has proven to be a highly successful venture due to its discerning selection process and unique ability to create memories through enriching travel experiences.

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