RELEASE: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, the brand's flagship hotel, is now open (2)

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RELEASE: 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, the brand's flagship hotel, is now open (2)

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Wellness reimagined as a harmonious extension of the natural world

KAUAI, Hawaii, March 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- 1 Hotels, the luxury and lifestyle hotel brand founded by hospitality visionary Barry Sternlicht, announces the opening of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, its iconic oasis islander focused on nature and wellness, overlooking a historic stretch of Kauai's north shore. Guests seeking solace and serenity at this sustainable sanctuary can swim, snorkel, bike, paddle board, kayak, sunbathe and surf on a legendary beach where Native Hawaiians have lived in harmony with nature for generations and where surfing is still practiced. The dramatic peaks of Namolokama and Mamalahoa Mountains loom over a verdant valley whose iconic waterfalls capture the breathtaking bounty and beauty of Hawaii's famous "Garden Isle."

"Hanalei Bay is the culmination of everything we've wanted to achieve with the 1 Hotels brand," said Barry Sternlicht, founder and president of 1 Hotels. "What makes the opening of this property such a special moment for me is that my family and I have vacationed in the area for decades. When I first visited, I found the existing hotel not in keeping with its natural landscape.I had a vision to create an extraordinary resort that would combine the magic of a lush indigenous landscape with the rich culture and history of the region.We have brought that vision to life with a unique hospitality experience that pays homage to these wonderful local traditions where nature rules, where the building blends in with the boundless beauty of its surroundings, and all of our guests can experience the wellness, calming, and healing properties of the extraordinary island of Kauai."


"If you can't find it in nature, you won't find it here" is the biophilic design principle that inspired the resort's imaginative $300 million transformation, in keeping with the brand's mission to connect people, place, and nature. Native and endemic vines and plants are interwoven with low-impact structures that blend smoothly and seamlessly into their surroundings, making the hotel virtually disappear into its cliffside setting. The multi-year conservation plan replaced alien and invasive species with wildlife-friendly vegetation, such as white hibiscus and nau, native to the Hawaiian Islands. Conscious conservation techniques naturally narrate the sacred history of the Polynesian people, restoring almost a third of the site with native and adapted vegetation.

The lobby, front desk, and open-air entrance take guests on a journey through Hawaiian history and mythology. Much of the original building was removed and replaced with streams and gardens. Reclaimed teak beams, puka lava stone walls, and ceilings handwoven from abaca, a natural leaf fiber gathered from a cousin of the banana tree, are locally sourced.

The oasis' 252 spacious, nature-inspired rooms, including 51 suites, evoke a sense of sacred place and space with flooring handwoven from local black basalt, reclaimed teak and abaca furniture, and traditional punai daybeds. Three spectacular and spacious signature suites - the two-story Puu Poa Ocean Loft Suite, the Napali House Suite and the Makana Penthouse - offer breathtaking views of the ocean and majestic mountains from their private terraces. Every detail of the interior adds a texture that frames the panoramic views - visible through large windows - of the sparkling crescent-shaped bay.


Opting for redevelopment over new construction allowed the complex to open up to the sky, warmly embracing the property's stunning natural surroundings while diverting waste from landfills. In collaboration with local partner RE-useHawaii, nearly 150 tons of furniture, fixtures, equipment, and other materials were recovered, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is on track to function as an oasis that is 100% certified carbon neutral and TRUE zero waste, in line with the brand's other US properties.

The green eco-roofs of the sprawling winged structure reduce and filter stormwater runoff, mitigate heat island effects, and improve air quality through carbon capture. Planted with pili, pohinahina and nanea grass, the rooftops are home to a chef's organic garden where fresh herbs, vegetables and micro-greens are harvested for culinary creations. The treetops are home to candlesticks (kukui), breadfruit trees (ulu) and banana trees (maia), which are suitable for birds and bees, bearing abundant fruit that is served fresh to guests.


Our integrated approach centers on a heartfelt connection to nature and the conscious cultivation of serenity. The extensive Wellness Center offers a wide range of services, models and methods individually tailored to guests' medical, physical and spiritual preferences and needs. Bamford Wellness Spa, Anatomy and 1 Hotels' Within Collection offer transformative experiences, a category of hospitality for guests seeking multi-day, a la carte wellness journeys.

Organic founder and pioneer, Carole Bamford, worked with the 1 Hotel team to create an 18,000 square meter Bamford Wellness Spa that offers an open and serene environment for wellness sessions designed to nourish mind, body and spirit. Under the care of expert therapists, transformative body treatments inspired by local culture use specially formulated products made from native Hawaiian medicinal plants and natural and organic ingredients. Touchless therapies allow guests to achieve multiple wellness goals in one destination. Services include a cryotherapy chamber, hyperbaric chamber, halotherapy infrared saunas, Dreampod ice baths, Somadome meditation pod, and salt capsule flotation chamber.

Led by former NFL athlete Marc Megna, the 3,000-square-foot Anatomy Fitness Center offers 24/7 state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment, mind and movement group classes, a spin room/ off-roading and personal athletic performance training and body sculpting by specialized Anatomy Body Architects. The outdoor beachfront gym is made of Albizia wood, harvested from a local forest reserve, and offers a natural, open-air, oceanfront free weights experience. Indoor and outdoor yoga spaces offer a therapeutic environment in which to relax, rejuvenate and restore. All support a variety of practices, in individual and group settings, and open or guided meditation sessions.

Launched in May 2023, 1 x VitahealthMedi Spa offers a 360 degree integrated medicine program that nurtures health from the inside out, powered by an expert team of physicians, registered nurses and nurse practitioners specializing in accurate, meaningful and safe hormone testing and consultancy. Our wide range of holistic treatments includes cosmetic peptide therapy (promotes weight loss, accelerates healing, reduces inflammation and produces collagen), hormone regulation therapy (improves sleep and reduces anxiety), brain health therapy (improve concentration, memory and cognition), hormone replacement therapy (restores energy and vitality), neuro/adrenal tests and consultations, gastrointestinal, nutritional and anti-aging tests and analysis.


The 22 rooms and suites at 1 Hotels' Within Collection offer a self-contained sanctuary to invigorate, rejuvenate and drive fundamental change that lasts a lifetime. Our integrative approach to wellness combines culinary, physical, emotional and spiritual healing with a sense of adventure. Personalized trips are based on sound therapeutic practices, enhanced with advanced wellness technologies. These combine outdoor activities, such as guided hikes, with counseling sessions led by wellness savants to align mind, body, nature, and spirit. The hotel's retreat program will launch in May 2023 with the wellness and lifestyle brand XPT Life, designed by famed big wave surfer Laird Hamilton and former professional volleyball player and inspirational track and field spokesperson, Gabby Reece.


The enticing flavors of the property's seven sustainable dining venues are grounded in a long-standing mission to honor the rich local culture and centuries of Native Hawaiian tradition. All tell extraordinary stories of land and sea through seasonal cuisine sourced from Kauai and neighboring islands. All feature the freshest and most delicious organic ingredients, many grown in our chef's orchard and apiaries. Community farms and local fishermen and vendors harvest ingredients for our culturally attuned chefs.

Dining options include 1 Kitchen, an all-day restaurant; Welina Terrace, which celebrates Hawaii's multicultural heritage through modern Japanese cuisine; The Sandbox, a poolside restaurant; Kai Maikai, a snack bar; Neighbors, an all-day take-out restaurant; Waioli, which serves shaved ice desserts; The Juice Bar; and the Lobby Farmstand, stocked daily with local produce.


Daylife incorporates once-in-a-lifetime experiences, encouraging our guests to explore the abundant nature and culture both within our footprint and beyond our boundaries. Programs include classes with resident artists, bird watching, forest bathing, archery, natural sound baths, surfing, river kayaking, scenic hikes, and mountain biking with views that stay with you long after you leave.

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay will feature a series of deeply engaging experiences and moments of relaxation designed to immerse our guests in the beauty and lifestyle of Kauai. Every moment of each guest's time - from sunrise to sunset and everything in between - is enhanced by a carefully curated selection of music to create a truly transcendent sonic experience.

The resort offers its guests a wide range of traditional sporting activities, from tennis and pickleball to golf at its world-renowned Princeville Makai Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Rated one of the best courses in the country by Golf Digest, Golf Week and National Geographic Traveler, the club has recently announced the opening of an 18-hole course, Mauka Disc Golf, designed by the directors of Innova Disc Golf, inventors of this sport in 1983.

The 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay's most extraordinary natural asset is the bay itself. A world-class surf destination that uniquely welcomes surfers from beginners to world champions, from its near-shore sand-bottom waves for beginners, and challenging shoals and reef breaks for advanced surfers. The year-round conditions of the bay are spectacularly suited to surfers of all levels.

At 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, guests can take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to surf with Bill Hamilton, Kauai's famed surfer and shaper who will custom build your personal surfboard, collaborate with you on its design, and tailor it to your riding style. surf the waves Guests can schedule a session with Hamilton, followed by a private lunch or dinner with this living legend.

Bathe and sunbathe in one of the three saline pools: the main one is just a few steps from the sand. Play with your seedlings in the lagoon pool, designed with natural rock outcroppings. For the adults, a stunning infinity pool and Jacuzzi creates a sensation of floating on the waves, with full-service private cabanas.

At Seedlings, our youngest guests learn the wonders of Kauai's sea creatures, the delights of gardening, how to turn marine debris into works of art, and the true meaning of aloha. They discover the ancient Hawaiian moolelo, or storyteller, enter a sandcastle contest, and absorb the magic of island lore and legends through discovery, play, exploration, and the sheer joy of one of the world's greatest pleasures. simple things in life: have fun in the sun.

As part of the ongoing collaboration with 1 Hotels, Audi e-tron electric vehicles will be the official electric vehicles of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay. Guests will be able to enjoy the Audi Experience while taking advantage of the in-house chauffeured vehicle or trying out the e-tron during their stay. Guests will have bicycles and e-bikes at their disposal to explore the stunning surroundings, including laid-back Hanalei, a quintessential bohemian, rustic, untouched, surfer town.

To ensure that all guests have access to the wide range of experiences offered, and to provide clarity and stress-free travel planning, the property does not include hidden resort fees in its prices. In addition to the many experiences included, team members will be happy to organize tailor-made trips around the island. At 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, we practice authentic regenerative tourism through a conscious commitment to restore and revitalize our natural environment as intentionally as we focus on restoring our guests. Our team members support this commitment by collaborating with local owners, farmers, fishermen, artists and culture bearers so that our team and our guests commit to giving back through meaningful experiences that not only enrich individual lives but contribute to the lives of others. initiatives and conservation objectives of the island.

In everything we do, day and night, we seek to simultaneously soothe and connect, transcend and transport, and leave all who travel to our island sanctuary forever transformed.

Welcome to 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay.


SH Hotels


As a luxury lifestyle hotel brand inspired by nature, 1 Hotels cultivates the best of sustainable design and architecture, along with extraordinary comfort and an unrivaled level of service. 1 Hotels, which launched in 2015 with the opening of exclusive properties in Miami's South Beach and Manhattan's Central Park, followed by Brooklyn, located on the East River, in February 2017, West Hollywood, on Sunset Boulevard, in June of 2019, Sanya (China) in 2020, Toronto in 2021, San Francisco and Nashville in 2022 and, most recently, the Hanalei Bay flagship property, is inspired by a simple idea: world travelers should care about it too . After all, it is 1 world. 1 Hotels upholds this vision by channeling nature through design and culinary partnerships, while connecting with the local community and taking sustainable steps to make a big difference. The brand is expanding with properties under development in London (Mayfair), Cabo San Lucas, Paris, Elounda Hills (Crete), Austin, Copenhagen, Riyadh and Melbourne. More information at

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