Itâ€™s been a busy year here at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, and with our constant focus on perfection, weâ€™re better than ever. We look forward to welcoming you back soon with the warm spirit of aloha.
Every Single Guest Room Beautifully Refreshed On your next visit to Hualalai, you’re sure to notice our newly refreshed guest rooms and suites – completed earlier this year. The style is lighter, with new furniture and fabrics. The look is more “Hawaiian beach,” perfectly capturing the Resort’s comfortable elegance. Many rooms now also feature enhanced views and larger lanais. We’re continuing to make our Resort even more special for you.
Morning Coffee, Ready When You Are Waking up to the smell of Hawaiian coffee is one of life’s greatest pleasures, so we’ve added a coffee cart to each guest room. We’ll prepare your coffee set-up each evening at turndown, so it’s quick and easy to brew in the morning – helping you start another perfect Hualalai day.
What’s Cooking? New Food & Beverage Experiences, Inspired by the Vision of James Babian, Executive Chef
Pahu i’a: Top Restaurant on Hawai’i Island Pahu i’a continues to gain accolades. We were just named the # 1 restaurant on Hawai’i Island by the 2011 Zagat Survey. Chef Nick Mastrascusa is now overseeing both Pahu i’a and Beach Tree, as these two dining venues complement each other so well. His creativity has resulted in many delicious changes to the menu. To try them all, you’ll likely want to dine at Pahu i’a several times during your stay! Look for sushi, shared plates and new wines by the glass. We’re proud to say that 90% of the food served at Pahu i’a is produced on Hawai’i Island, based on our commitment to working with our fantastic island farmers and fishermen.
New Dining Experience at Pahu i’a We listened to your comments and we’ve made some great changes to the Pahu i’a dining experience. The atmosphere is now more fun, lively and paced to suit your mood. Drop in for a leisurely meal, shared appetizers or a few glasses of wine. Our new fire pit provides additional options for casual dining and after-dinner lingering. Be sure to check out the lounge for breakfast or dinner.
Daily Rituals at the Sunset Lawn Sure to become a favorite spot on your next visit, the Sunset Lawn is a beautiful new destination, set right on the ocean in front of the Beach Tree Pool and Restaurant. The name is a natural fit, because this is a fabulous place during sunset. This is also the home of Bubbles at Beach Tree, our nightly pre-dinner ritual, featuring blankets, pillows, bocce ball and champagne.
More to Tempt You at the Surf Shack We’ve made some enhancements to the Surf Shack, located between the Beach Tree and Sea Shell pools. There’s now an expanded deck, a greater amount of seating and more offerings on the menu. You’ll find everything from coffee drinks and snacks to soft-serve frozen yogurt and tropical shaved-ice cones. Just stroll up in your swimsuit and enjoy!
Have You Heard About the Kau Kau Cart? Keep your eyes open for our tiki-inspired Kau Kau Cart, which drives around the Resort daily from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Kau Kau (meaning “food”) Cart features snacks and beverages for kids and adults – perfect if you need a little bite or a drink before dinner. Offerings include cheese plates, chips and candy, along with beer, wine and soft drinks to wash it all down!
Palm Grove Pool: For Adults Only
Pick Your Perfect Spot Restful and romantic, the Palm Grove pool offers plenty of idyllic places to relax, letting you choose from chaises longues, hammocks and daybeds tucked in semi-private areas off the deck. Adding to the beauty, miniature Zen gardens are placed on all side tables, while fragrant gardenia and plumeria surround the pool to provide a hint of natural aromatherapy.
Cool Indulgence at the Swim-Up Bar Feeling thirsty? Discover our own chic interpretation of a swim-up bar, featuring bench seating within the pool. This is the prime location for sampling our signature shaved-ice cocktails. Flavors range from the pineapple or yuzu margarita to our thyme-berry cooler and sake pom-tini. Palm Groveâ€™s selection of nature-inspired cocktails are always served with a healthy splash of Hualalai sunshine.
Enjoy Hourly Pampering Look forward to hourly poolside pampering, inspired by the four natural elements. Among the possibilities: coconut water and aloe refresher shots (water), warm lava stone pressure-point massage (fire), thermal mud hand and body lotion (earth), and organic aromatherapy-infused oshibori towels (air).
Recreation Round-Up Tips on the 17th Hole from Brendan Moynahan, Director of Golf One of the biggest challenges of playing our golf course is focusing on the hole and not being distracted by all the natural beauty. With views of black lava, white sand and blue water, our signature 17th hole doesn’t make it easy to concentrate. Before choosing a club for the 164 yards, it’s important to consider the wind. Usually there’s a 10- to 15-mile-per-hour breeze coming off the ocean to the left of the hole, so aim to the left in order to ride the wind. Fortunately the 17th green is one of the largest on the course, so you have a decent shot of making it on!
Smooth New Body Wrap and Poolside Pampering Our spa continues to pamper in high fashion, and we’re excited to introduce our newest apothecary experience: the wawali (smooth) wrap treatment. Using indigenous ingredients, a body mask is custom-blended to your individual needs for moisturizing, mineralizing, cleansing or softening. You are then cocooned in warm linens as you enjoy a face and scalp massage. The pampering is now extended poolside. During your next visit, please ask about our popular poolside massage treatments. We realize that our pools are so lovely you may not wish to leave them, so let us bring the spa experience to you!
Health and Wellness Our Hualalai Sports Club was recently named “# 1 Place to Stay Fit While on Vacation” by Shape magazine. On behalf of our team – trainers, tennis, yoga, Pilates, spinning and zumba instructors, as well as chiropractors and acupuncturists – we say “mahalo” for the accolades!
Discover our Huaka’i Tour There’s a tremendous amount of heritage here at Hualalai, and we’re telling this fascinating story with our new Huaka’i tour, which translates as a “travel experience with a defined purpose”. Narrated by the experts here at the Resort, the tour takes you across the property and highlights unique plant life, pieces of art and historic sites. This virtual walking tour may be enjoyed in a number of ways. You can follow the self-guided tour with your own iPod or mobile device, or you can borrow one from the Concierge. Or you can listen or read the tour at home before you arrive. Just contact us and we’ll send it to you. E-mail: email@example.com.
Restore Planting 500,000 “Legacy” Koa Trees We’ve partnered with a local, non-profit organization, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods, to plant up to 500,000 “legacy” koa trees. As legacy trees, they will not be harvested,
to re-establishing this depleted species.
This initiative is part of the global effort
Being socially and environmentally
and will live out their natural life in the native Hawaiian forest, contributing significantly
of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to plant 10 million trees around the world, in
conscious is a part of every day life
celebration of the company’s 50th birthday.
at Hualalai. Our history, tradition and
If you’d like to learn more about the project,
precious natural environment are
you can join weekly meetings with representatives from Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods at the Hale o Kanu. Meaning “the house where planting begins”, this learning center is located in Ronnie’s Garden, across from the Cultural Center. You can contribute to the cause and sponsor your very own legacy tree. Start by planting your seedling in a small tray and we’ll help nurture it until it’s ready to be planted. You’ll receive a certificate with a unique code that will allow you to find your tree via GPS signal once it’s planted in the forest. You can even buy your own family forest!
always our priority.
What Makes the Eco-Crescent Different? Here are just some of the environmental measures in the Eco-Crescent at King’s Pond
Cut your Carbon Footprint in the Eco-Crescent at King’s Pond – Our Natural Aquarium in the Lava The crescent of guest rooms surrounding King’s Pond offer consistent Four Seasons
that help to reduce your carbon footprint: • Automatic enrollment in our Green Linen Program. • Refillable bathroom amenity dispensers, instead of individual plastic bottles.
style and luxury – with a difference. We’ve taken special steps to minimize guests’
• Ceramic water carafes, refilled daily.
impact on carbon emissions, while maintaining full comfort and enjoyment. These
• Lower-energy compact fluorescent lights.
measures range from reducing the frequency of linen changes to eliminating the use of bottled water. When you stay in these rooms, you contribute to our environmental efforts and play a role in preserving the beauty we treasure so much. You’ll enjoy your Hualalai stay with even more peace of mind. To request a stay in our Eco-Crescent, simply let us know when making reservations.
• In-room paper products made from recycled, biodegradable fibers. • Rubber spa sandals, instead of disposable terry cloth slippers. For a full list of measures, please refer to our Guest Directory of Services.
Looking Ahead: Restoring Our Coastline Our natural resources team is hard at work on a proposal that would restore the Resort’s coastline and re-establish productive and sustainable fishing grounds. The project would implement a 10-year “rest” or no-take policy from the reef – enabling native fish to replenish their once-bountiful population. We’ll keep you informed!
Sustainable Seafood The lobster and kampachi served in our restaurants are raised in sustainable methods in the cold, pathogenfree underwater farms at NELHA (Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority). This allows us to bring you the best-quality and freshest seafood available.
Dining on the Sand We love to serve private dinners on the beach, whether for couples, families or groups of friends. It’s an unforgettable experience, being surrounded by the people who are most important to you – relaxing by the water, with your feet in the sand. Your own dedicated servers make sure everything is perfect.
Did you know?
The Origins of Our Name The full name of our Resort is Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu, and there’s an interesting story about the origins of that last word. The land division on
Green Flash Gazing
which the Resort sits was originally
The best place to see the “green flash” –
known as “Ka‘ūlupūlehu”. Over the
appearing just above the sun at sunset –
years, it has been shortened slightly
is the Beach Tree Bar, which was voted
one of America’s best beach bars this
The original word can be broken into
summer by Travel + Leisure.
three parts: “Ka” meaning “The”; “Ulu” meaning “Breadfruit”; and “Pūlehu” meaning “Roasted”. So yes, we’re named after “The Roasted Breadfruit”. This
Abundant Greenery There are over 800 species and varieties of trees and plants at the Resort, including wiliwilu, ulu, palms and philodendrons.
name honors the crop that once grew plentifully on this land, and it also echoes a local legend of two sisters and a mysterious visitor. Come by the Cultural Center and ask to hear the legend from “Uncle” Earl Kamakaonaona Regidor. While you’re here, you can play ukulele, learn the hula, create Hawaiian crafts, or just talk story.
Road Trip Rent a car directly from the Resort, chart your course with our Concierge, and let us pack you a picnic for the day.
We hope you’ll come back to Hualalai for these exciting events: December / January • Seaside Luxe Designer Trunk Shows • Humpback Whales Arrive • Mauna Kea’s First Snowfall
January 5 – 15, 2012 • Waimea Ocean Film Festival
January 16 – 22, 2012 • PGA Champions Tour – Mitsubishi Electric Championship
February 2012 • Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival
March 10, 2012 • Kona Brewers Festival
March 31, 2012 • Lava Man Triathlon
March / April 2012 • Seaside Luxe Designer Trunk Shows
April 12 – 14, 2012 • Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
June 2, 2012 • Honu (Half Ironman) Triathlon
July 2012 • Parker Ranch Rodeo • Cream of the Crop – Kona Coffee Tasting Festival
August 2012 • Seaside Luxe Designer Trunk Shows
August 13 – 17, 2012 • Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
September 7 – 9, 2012 • Run for Hope (Benefiting Hawai’i Cancer Research)
September 2012 • Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Races
October 13, 2012 • Ironman Triathlon
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