LAHAINA, MAUI, Hawaii
Vistana Signature Experiences, developer of Sheraton Vacation Club and Westin Vacation Club resorts, announced The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Maui's new oceanfront resort, is open.
Situated on 16 acres of North Kā'anapali Beach, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas celebrated this milestone with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. Kahu Kapono'ai Molitau led the blessing ceremony, which included a maile lei untying, symbolic in Hawaiian culture for opening a space. The resort's first guests arrived on April 15.
"Maui is one of the world's most desirable destinations, and we are excited to open our doors to this extraordinary resort," said Steve Williams, COO, Vistana Signature Experiences. "The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is a truly unique resort that combines Hawai'i's rich heritage with the aloha spirit.”
Comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas is designed to be a relaxing haven replete with culturally inspired programs and distinctive Hawaiian experiences.
"In the Hawaiian language, nanea means to be in a state of relaxation," said Chris Rabang, general manager. "We are thrilled to begin welcoming guests and are looking forward to helping them embrace our resort's namesake through meaningful experiences and signature Westin features."
The amenities at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas include an expansive lagoon-style swimming pool, children's beach pool and play area, oceanfront cabanas and a WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio.
Mauka Makai (mauka: toward the mountains; makai: toward the ocean), the resort's full-service restaurant, pays tribute to the farming and fishing cultures of ancient Hawaii. With an emphasis on farm-to-table, Mauka Makai utilizes indigenous plants and vegetables grown on-site and from local farms to complement popular local dishes. It also features the Westin brand's signature SuperFoodsRx menu with nutrient-rich meal options.
Each of the villas at The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas offers many of the key amenities of home. The master bedrooms include king-size signature Westin Heavenly Beds and Westin Heavenly Baths. The living areas offer armoires, queen-size sofa sleepers and private furnished lanais.
Villas also come with fully equipped kitchens and washers and dryers.