LAHAINA, Hawaii

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa expanded its meeting and event space with the creation of a new outdoor space named the Halona Kai event lawn as well as expansions to the resort’s Monarchy Ballroom and the Regency Club.

Following the completion of its sustainability-focused, Maui-inspired renovation, the meeting and event space enhancements, with modern Hawaiian designs and innovative sustainability features, improve lighting and air quality as well as reduce energy usage.

The resort’s remodeled Monarchy Ballroom is now more than 18,000 square feet with flexibility to be divided into seven breakout rooms and now features an open-air pre-function space. The newly redesigned Regency Club has been relocated to the resort’s lobby level for easy accessibility and now offers a larger outdoor terrace with breathtaking ocean views and the resort’s Oriental Gardens.

Overlooking Ka’anapali Beach, the new Halona Kai event lawn is more than 9,500 square feet with capacity for up to 500 guests for seated events or receptions. Its name so aptly translates to “lookout to the ocean” in Hawaiian. Perched above the resort’s half-acre pool, this turf entertaining space is enveloped in lush greenery, local flora and a peaceful koi pond. Additionally, the area has been designed with state-of-the-art acoustic and audiovisual systems and wired with 200 amp outlets and data and television cabling, creating seamless technology connectivity.

The enhanced Monarchy Ballroom reflects the history and culture of Maui. Bold colors are inspired by the island’s dramatic sunsets and vibrant floral colors. Leading into the Monarchy Ballroom, the renovated Monarchy Terrace space emphasizes natural lighting with an open-air walkway and features a unique overhead design with views of the lush Hawaiian landscaping. New floor-to-ceiling windows feature low-emissivity-coated glass, which helps minimize ultraviolet and infrared light, and indoor air quality was also improved with modern automation controls. Occupancy lighting sensors and LED lighting have reduced wattage and electricity usage by approximately 65 percent.

The ballroom’s linear motif design, seen in its carpeting and lighting fixtures, is a metaphorical reference to the bamboo beater-sticks used to color and imprint the beautiful patterns on Hawaiian tapa cloths. This rich, textured pattern is also carried into the design of the columns in the pre-function area, which are clad in a neutral colored, horizontal textured stone.

The resort’s new 3,333-square-foot Regency Club offers guests a comfortable and spacious lounge with easy beach and pool access as well as lanai seating with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the resort’s Oriental Gardens featuring wildlife, waterfalls and Swan Lagoon. The Regency Club Lounge has abundant natural light and is appointed with comfortable lounge seating that nods to Maui’s long history of beautiful, handcrafted furnishings. Light colored and textured walls reflect the day’s natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Guests staying on the Regency Club level enjoy daily complimentary continental breakfast, daily local and national newspapers, light snacks and refreshments throughout the day and light hors d’oeuvres and Hawaiian-inspired desserts in the evenings.

The architect for the resort’s renovation project was Los Angeles-based Houston/Tyner, specializing in luxury resorts, high-end commercial spaces and estate homes. Clear on Black, also out of Los Angeles, designed the interior spaces.

Hyatt Regency Maui is situated on 40 oceanfront acres along a three-mile stretch of Ka’anapali Beach. Each of the 806 guest rooms, including 31 suites, provides a setting of Hawaiian elegance with plantation-style furnishings and a private lanai with panoramic views and complimentary Wi-Fi access is offered in all guest rooms. The resort also boasts amenities including Maui’s only oceanfront 15,000 square-foot luxury spa and fitness center, an extensive water playground with tropical streams and waterfalls, close proximity to championship golf, three tennis courts, SCUBA and water sports, four restaurants and lounges, shopping, and more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space as well as expert-led stargazing, an award-winning luau, and wildlife tours.