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“We’re thrilled to invite guests to experience the new look and feel of Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, as well as innovative dishes from our talented Executive Chef Ryan Urig,” says Managing Director JP Oliver, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. “As our resort’s flagship dining venue, Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa embodies our focus on the harmony between nature, culture and contemporary luxury, which makes it perfect for Grand Wailea’s next era.”

Pairing classic Hawaiian charm with vintage Beaux-Arts style, the new Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa reflects the beauty of the island with eclectic touches. Recreated by Tihany Design, the studio leading Grand Wailea’s revitalized spaces to date, the immersive restaurant and lounge features an eye-catching circular aquarium that doubles as the bar top, a captivating fixture unlike any other in the Hawaiian Islands. The essence of the region’s majestic waters is captured through three new art installations, adding a layer of depth to the dining room, while a rich palette of vivid hues evokes the Maui sunset, complementing textured materials like bamboo, wicker and metal mesh, which blend traditional fishing elements with luxurious touches to create a refined bar setting.

“Reimagining an iconic dining venue like Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa is never an easy feat, which is why we were meticulous in our approach to every detail, from the decor, table settings and wine vessels, to each and every item on our menu,” says Ryan Urig, executive chef, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. “We’re incredibly excited to unveil the new Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, and look forward to working with sustainable partners like Tropic Fish Maui‘s Hawaiʻi Pelagic fisheries and Petrossian caviar as part of our ongoing sustainability program.”

Featured menu items at Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa include bone-in shitome, plated with beluga lentils and shiso curry chermoula, halibut cheek with kabocha squash and coconut mint chutney, and elevated à la carte bites such as half-shell oysters adorned with custom caviar and succulent razor clams.

Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa offers a tailored guest experience with signature services and rituals, such as a customizable “seacuterie” offering with a variety of vegetables, housemade seasonal jams, grilled bread, and local butter with Maui sea salt. Behind the expansive display case, an oyster sommelier provides recommendations to suit every taste, and orders of prawns are served tableside on hot lava rock.

The new concept is the next installment of ownership group Blackstone’s investment in the multi-phased revitalization of Grand Wailea’s food and beverage offerings, including Botero Lounge at the heart of the resort, coastal Italian concept Olivine, ocean-view brunch destination ‘Ikena, and artisanal café-market Loulu, with additional venues slated to debut in 2025.

Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa is available for dinner from 5 p.m. –  9 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; however, reservations are encouraged and can be made at https://www.grandwailea.com/dine/humuhumunukunukuapuaa.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.grandwailea.com.

Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com.

About Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
The iconic resort consistently ranks among the world’s best in leading travel and consumer reports. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea provides a range of vacation experiences: open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty and seclusion for romantic getaways, and family fun with rope swings and a jungle-style river pool. Guests also have access to a new, intimate spa experience Mōhalu Healing Garden & Beauty Lab, as well as eight restaurants, including the newly renovated Botero Lounge at the heart of the resort, and its latest oceanfront Italian dining addition, Olivine. Accommodation options include Grand Wailea’s 794 rooms inclusive of 57 suites, as well as an enclave of 50 luxury villas at Hoʻolei that each span at least 3,200 sq. ft., located nearby with access to Grand Wailea amenities. For reservations and information on what is currently available/open on property, please call 1-800-888-6100 or visit www.grandwailea.com.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Tihany Design
Led by Partner Alessia Genova and Founder & Principal Adam D. Tihany, Tihany Design is a multidisciplinary, ever-evolving design atelier specializing in luxury hospitality, cruise, retail, residences, private clubs, yachting, spa and leisure. The visionary force behind stunning custom interiors since 1978, the NYC-based studio delivers inspired spaces around the globe that resonate elevated personalization, timeless elegance and an authentic sense of place, with the mission to elevate the luxury lifestyle and travel experience through its diverse and enduring catalog of work. For more information, visit www.tihanydesign.com or call 212.366.5544.

SOURCE Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

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