The resort formerly known as the St. Regis Princeville Resort and the Princeville Resort was closed indefinitely for renovations beginning on May 1st, 2020 and waws reopen at a later date with the name 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay.
Update: The 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is now fully up and running. The beautiful beachfront 5-star hotel has luxurious accommodations for your vacation.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts bought the property and the adjacent Makai Golf Course in November 2018 for a reported $250 million, and moved forward with the anticipated makeover.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced in November 2018 that it intends to “invest more than $100 million to transform the property into what will surely be the 1 Hotel brand’s flagship,” with an emphasis on wellness and relaxation.
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman of Starwood Capital Group, stated: “there is no better location, nor more perfect microclimate, to create a wellness resort that will reinvigorate our guests and celebrate the intoxicating beauty of nature.” It is not clear at this time if Starwood intends to follow through with the plans announced in 2018.
The resort hotel currently has 251 guest rooms and suites and five dining options. It is ideally situated at the relatively private Puu Poa Beach with commanding views of beautiful Hanalei Bay.
Located on the far North Shore of the small Hawaiian island of Kauai, the out-of-the-way hotel is a favorite for movie stars, the rich and the famous, and those seeking to get away from it all. Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and Starwood hopes to make the most of it.