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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

SB Architects lead the design team for an expansive renovation of this established five-star hotel, further solidifying its place as one of the finest destinations in Hawaii. The goal for this ambitious project was to completely re-design the resort to better reflect the historic Hawaiian culture and complement its spectacular oceanfront setting. Using indigenous, tactile materials appropriate to the tropical setting, with a renewed focus on indoor/outdoor living, the new design imbues the resort with the casual elegance of old Hawaii. This complete renovation of all guest rooms, public spaces and grounds included an expansive new world-class spa and fitness center, and a larger lobby area with new restaurants. An entire wing of former guest rooms has been converted to condo-hotel club suites.


Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
Gencom Group
Project type
Resort Renovation
Renovated and Expanded:
Dining Terraces
297 Renovated Guest Rooms
107 Converted Condo/Hotel Units