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Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Unveils Kilolani Spa

Kilolani Spa - Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Hammam
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Maui’s iconic Wailea resort opens its new spa, debuting a new era of wellness with premier treatments and time‑honored Hawaiian rituals 

MAUI, Hawaii – Maui’s iconic Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, today announced the opening of its highly anticipated Kilolani Spa, an all-new open air luxury spa adorned by the natural beauty of Hawaii. At 50,000 square feet, Kilolani Spa will be the largest in the state and is designed to preserve the heritage of the landmark hotel and honor local traditions. 

“Kilolani Spa truly embodies our commitment to honoring Maui’s rich wellness culture, while embracing the modern innovations of the spa industry,” said JP Oliver, managing director, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. “We look forward to offering our guests personalized treatments imbued with local influences, natural ingredients, and the aloha spirit.” 

The approximately $55 million Kilolani Spa encompasses 40 treatment rooms, including couples’ treatment suites, a meditation lounge, reflection lounge, halotherapy-infused infrared saunas, hammam, and hydrothermal gardens. 

Guided by the Moon, Rooted in Culture

Kilolani Spa - Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Portal
Kilolani Spa - Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Portal

The spa’s concept, which centers on the Hawaiian moon calendar, was developed by Grand Wailea’s in-house cultural and wellness team in collaboration with the renowned spa consultancy TLEE Spas + Wellness and Rachael McCrory, Hilton’s regional director of Spa & Wellness.

Hawaiian culture and indigenous healing arts were fundamental to TLEE Spas + Wellness’s vision. “We are thrilled to introduce guests to Kilolani Spa, where they can feel truly immersed in the spirit of Maui,” said Tracy Lee, president + founder, TLEE Spas. “It was important to create an experience that honors and connects guests to Hawaii’s deep and diverse culture and wellness traditions.”

Inspired by the Kilolani, Hawaiian stargazers who used the moon to guide all aspects of daily life, the Kilolani Spa experience is aligned with the natural currents of the world. Following the Helu Pō (moon cycles), the spa’s programming continuously evolves in tandem with the 10-day moon period (anahulu’s) and features native botanicals, signature products hand-crafted on Maui, and holistic treatments.

Debuting a new type of “sound healing”, Kilolani Spa has developed a unique blend of harmonic sound therapy with Oli, Hawaiian chants for wisdom, wellbeing, and preservation. Spearheaded by Kalei ʻUwēko ʻolani, Grand Wailea’s cultural programming manager, this powerful experience is designed to clear negative energy and improve overall wellbeing.

Sound Healing:

Design to Reflect a Sense of Place

Kilolani Spa - Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Hydro Pool
Kilolani Spa - Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Hydro Pool

Tihany Design, a renowned design atelier with a focus in luxury hospitality, utilized the concept of kilolani to design open-air spaces and embrace Hawaii’s natural beauty. The spa’s various lounges and treatment spaces, as well as its full-service salon and studio, provide a range of social and private settings for individuals, couples and groups.  

The open-air Hydrothermal Gardens feature cleansing showers, a sauna, a steam room, a vitality pool, waterfall showers, and a garden. Connecting these spaces is the coed Hydrothermal circuit designed to welcome groups to experience wellness together. At the heart of Kilolani Spa is the only Hammam in Hawaii – a multicultural sanctuary designed for communal rituals and private treatments. Outdoors, the Saltwater Pool is a soothing flotation experience, flanked by Halotherapy-infused infrared saunas. 

The Meditation Lounge invites guests to partake in guided meditation using innovative harmonic therapy, while the Reflection Lounge offers diverse seating options for individuals and groups, along with inspiring ocean views.

Pathways to Fitness & Wellness

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Pool - Photo Credit: Brandon Kile Photography
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Pool - Photo Credit: Brandon Kile Photography

Kilolani Spa also provides guests a variety of approaches to fitness and wellness ranging from Hawaii’s first-ever biostation to leading edge fitness equipment and mind/body and movement classes. 

The Movement Studio hosts a robust lineup of daily classes including beach yoga and group cycling classes, and the fitness center offers best-in-class brands including Peloton and Technogym.  The biostation features anti-aging and wellness services with the goal of redefining preventative healthcare. 

To complete each guest’s holistic journey, Kilolani Spa offers a dedicated retail space filled with locally-made items including Kilolani’s signature Lokelani Essential oils and a wellness café which includes curated offerings from Erewhon crafted in partnership with the property. 

For more information on the Kilolani Spa menu or to book an experience, please visit spa.grandwailea.com.

Kilolani Spa is open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily.  

Media Contact

Miles HarrisFor Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resortgrandwailea@purplepr.com
Lisa ColeHiltonLisa.Cole@hilton.com

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to sincerely elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary mastery in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, Peacock Alley, refined art collections, Michelin-starred dining and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  


About Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 

Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens along Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea ranks among the world’s best in leading travel and consumer reports for its range of luxury and leisure experiences, from sprawling landscapes for the active traveler and curated wellness offerings for self-care seekers, to adults-only and family-friendly pools for a tailored experience suited to every guest. The newly renovated property touts five reimagined restaurants, including a renovated Botero Lounge at the heart of the resort, a chef-inspired Italian dining addition, Olivine, and most recently, Grand Wailea’s reinvented flagship seafood venue, Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa. Marking the completion of its property-wide refresh is the debut of Kilolani Spa, featuring a 50,000-square-foot space and treatments guided by the Hawaiian Moon Calendar. New modern interiors, upgrades and plush amenities grace all 777 rooms and 57 suites, as well as an enclave of 50 nearby luxury villas at Hoʻolei that provide guests with access to Grand Wailea amenities. For reservations and information, please call 1-800-888-6100 or visit grandwailea.com.


About Tihany Design 

Led by Partner Alessia Genova and Founder & Principal Adam D. Tihany, Tihany Design is a multidisciplinary, ever-evolving design atelier specializing in luxury hospitality, cruise, retail, residences, private clubs, yachting, spa and leisure. The visionary force behind stunning custom interiors since 1978, the NYC-based studio delivers inspired spaces around the globe that resonate elevated personalization, timeless elegance and an authentic sense of place, with the mission to elevate the luxury lifestyle and travel experience through its diverse and enduring catalog of work. For more information, visit tihanydesign.com or call 212.366.5544. 


About TLEE Spas + Wellness 

TLEE Spas + Wellness brings an unparalleled level of passion, professionalism and adaptability to the creation of exceptional spas and wellness experiences. They approach each project with fresh eyes, looking for ways to raise the bar and set it apart, with a proven track record of success through a collection of award-winning projects, discerning clients and leading brands. For more information about TLEE Spas, visit tleespas.com