Honua Kai Resort & Spa closes more than $54 million in 2011

February 6th, 2012 // Property Type: Beach, Lifestyle / Scenic Spacious Outdoor Lanais

Honua Kai Resort & Spa, the only new, whole ownership opportunity on Kaanapali Beach in more than 25 years, has closed more than $54 million in real estate sales with 75 new home transactions in 2011.  The property, located on 38 acres of West Maui shoreline, has quickly become a popular destination for both leisure travelers and potential homeowners alike.

Since opening in 2009, Honua Kai Resort & Spa has sold and closed more than 410 units resulting in more than $518 million in real estate sales. Playground Destination Properties, Inc., Real Estate Broker for Honua Kai Resort & Spa has noted recent purchasing trends from residents hailing from the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, in addition to the western United States cities of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

“We are very pleased with the number of real estate sales at Honua Kai this past year,” said Susan Jackson, director of sales for Playground Destination Properties, Inc. (Playground). “Those who decide to purchase a luxury condo at Honua Kai recognize the exceptional value they are receiving, incredible amenities and outstanding location on the Kaanapali Beach front.”

Building on Honua Kai’s recent sales success, the property recently engaged Beth Ann Shepherd of DRESSED, Inc., to furnish six of the luxury three-bedroom residences in three stylish themes: Ocean, Beach and Tropical. Two residences are decorated with each of the three themes and one of each will be used for a real estate showroom and the other for vacation rentals. The three custom-designed residences are prominently located and feature spectacular ocean views of the islands of Molokai and Lanai.

The Ocean theme offers the most contemporary, luxurious design of the Honua Kai suites. The colors of the deepest ocean – teal and sea green – were combined with lighter updated Honua Kai custom wood finishes to highlight the size and luxury of the residence. The Beach theme uses the neutral colors of the sand and the lightest blue of the sky, as well as a custom designed layout, to maximize the use of the Honua Kai suites. The third designer option, the Tropical theme, features more traditional wicker, raffia and vintage Hawaii decor, as well as warm-tone wood finishes to enhance the vibrancy of the orange and green palette traditionally found in the tropics.

The property’s studio, one, two and three bedroom suites provide all of the comforts one would expect from a four-star resort; perfect for entertaining, reconnecting with family and friends or relaxing in privacy. Resort homes range from 580 square foot studios to 2,230 square foot three bedroom residences and feature open floor plans, beautiful ocean and/or mountain views, premium interior appointments and custom Nana Wall doors that open fully to an outdoor lanai. The 2,650 square feet Specialty Suites are the largest on property and boast 3,200 square feet lanais.

The family friendly atmosphere at Honua Kai Resort & Spa is setting a new standard for luxury resort living in Maui, and is also becoming one of the best vacation destinations in the world for leisure guests with its outstanding amenities and quick and easy access to all that Maui has to offer. In addition, Maui was recently named “Best Island in the World” by Condé Nast Traveller for an unprecedented seventeenth time.

Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, recently named the resort number 39 on its global 2011 Insider’s Select List. The list is comprised by industry experts who examine properties that consistently deliver quality, value and a great guest experience. The full list represents 500 of Expedia’s top-ranked hotels selected from more than 130,000 properties offered by Expedia. Honua Kai is also ranked number one of the 30 hotels in Lahaina on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review website.

For real estate information, visit www.honuakai.com or call Playground Destination Properties, Inc., Real Estate Broker at 866-967-2228.

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