Starwood Hotels & Resorts includes three, key oceanfront locations in its Hawaii portfolio. The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa; and The St. Regis Princeville Resort all provide exclusive outdoor function spaces on Oahu, Maui and Kauai.
The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort—aka the Pink Palace—has stood the test of time since opening in 1927 on Oahu’s Waikiki Beach. Planners can have fun planning with the resort’s more than 80,000 sf of outdoor space, including the Ocean Lawn, which stretches all the way to the sands of the famed beach. The indoor-outdoor Monarch Room and its signature triangular stage is another option, especially after being restored to its original splendor when Roaring Twenties fashion shows and celebrity appearances were a common occurrence.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa’s Aloha Pavilion is the only venue within Ka‘anapali Beach to offer an indoor-outdoor setting for groups. The about 20,000 sf of combined space features two meeting rooms and a bar lounge with glass-paneled walls that opens onto an expansive outdoor space decorated with waterfalls, palms and koi pond gardens. Groups also won’t want to miss the resort’s Wailele Polynesian Luau (scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings), which highlights traditional dances and cuisines.
Located in the 9,000-acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei on Kauai, the St. Regis Princeville Resort features more than 44,000 sf of indoor and outdoor function space. Kamani Cove, ocean framed by Makana Mountain and Na- Molokama waterfall, is ideal for cocktail receptions or evening galas up to 200 attendees. The Hanalei Suite & Terrace also provides space for up to 60 attendees, offering panoramic views of Hanalei Bay. No matter where the event takes place on property, the area and its immediate surroundings were once considered the most beautiful place in the Hawaiian Islands in ancient times, so no view will disappoint.