MAUI, HI—Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has completed its $3-million renovation of the Maile and the introduction of the new Lokelani presidential/residential three-bedroom suites.
With design direction from BraytonHughes Design Studios, San Francisco and London, the two suites—the largest on the property—received a complete re-envisioning.
The two luxury suites are suitable to host families and small groups requiring multiple bedrooms. While designed differently and located separately within the resort, each suite provides views of the Pacific Ocean. A private assistant is assigned to suite guests to handle logistics.
“Our vision for the suite renovations from the start was to create an environment—through design and atmosphere—that would say: ‘Aloha, welcome home.’ Richard Brayton pushed himself to the intersection where style and ‘wow’ meet functionality and comfort,” said Jean Claude Wietzel, general manager, Four Seasons Resort Maui.
“For design motif inspiration, we drew upon Hawaii’s rich regal history and the lush beauty of Maui’s colorful flora. Richly designed textiles, case goods, carpets and original art pieces work their collective magic in the Maile Suite,” said Brayton, FAIA, IIDA, principal, BraytonHughes Design Studios.
He added: “We wanted the Lokelani Suite to take advantage of its lush garden so we filled the interior with brightly colored textiles, lighter woods and decorative lighting and furnishings.”
The Maile is 5,000 sq. ft. and the Lokelani is more than 4,500 sq. ft. plus a 2,400-sq.-ft. outdoor living area and 2,500-sq.-ft. private lawn and garden. The Maile, named after the Hawaiian plant used to create leis, is situated above Wailea Beach in the Oceanfront Tower. The Lokelani is situated on a lower floor and has its own lawn and private outdoor garden facing the Pacific.