Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows Hosts Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Event Stars, Beards & Diamonds
Oct 19, 2022
Located on world-renowned Ka’anapali Beach, the storied Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows is an iconic generational favorite that will usher in the top names in the culinary world for a unique evening experience. On October 23, 2022 as part of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, the resort will host Stars, Beards & Diamonds featuring four acclaimed chefs who have a combined total of five James Beard Award wins, 12 Michelin Stars and both a AAA Four Diamond and Five Diamond recognition. Guests can experience a star-studded five-course dinner with dishes from the nation’s finest restaurants with wine pairings Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawaii. Tickets start at $350. For those looking to eat, drink and stay the night, the resort is offering special room rates for #HFWF22 attendees who can book here.
Beyond the special evening with the award-winning chefs, the resort has newly partnered with Kiawe Outdoor for a unique communal, alfresco dining experience set under its legendary 100-year-old rubber tree with 75-foot canopy. The twice weekly culinary journey supports farmers and purveyors in the surrounding area and features a fresh, locally sourced menu cooked over open fire. Guests can enjoy an immersive culinary experience with a celebratory sabering of champagne, appetizers and five-course prix-fixe dinner with wine and cocktail pairings.
As one of Hawaii’s original oceanfront escapes, Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows unfolds across 27 acres of sun-kissed, tropical gardens and offers an island-inspired ambiance in aregal, beachy and timeless setting. The property was one of Maui’s first resorts and now operates under new ownership and management with a charming, updated guest experience complete with everything from playful pink lounge chairs and fringed umbrellas to a photo-worthy drink cart.
Amenities include an open-air restaurant, two oceanfront swimming pools with cabanas, beach activities center, fitness center, spa, tennis courts and more. Reserve a luxurious private shaded cabana overlooking Ka’anapali’s famed golden shores or explore the scenic West Maui coastline with new stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, boogie boards and snorkeling equipment. For pau hana or an evening spent with laid-back cocktails and locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine, the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge offers epic sunsets with full views of the Lanai and Molokai islands.
For accommodations, with rates starting at $359 per night, guests can choose from among the Lahaina Kai Tower which offers well-appointed rooms and suites overlooking the ocean, or private beachfront bungalows with lanais that descend to expansive lawns. The resort is set to unveil a complete renovation of the bungalows in 2023, with the transformation to include island-inspired retro chic furniture and décor, renovated showers and vanity areas, new lanai decks, patio furniture and more.
To learn more about the resort’s offerings, including its upcoming event for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, visit https://www.royallahaina.com/
- Resort guests can watch the sunset on playful pink lounge chairs, complete with a stocked cooler.
- Twice-weekly, guests can dine al-fresco at the experience created by the resort in partnership with Kiawe Outdoor underneath the resort’s 100-year rubber tree.
- Guests can enjoy al freso refreshment around property from the boho-style drink cart.
- Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows lies on the coastline of West Maui with panoramic views.
- In addition to its tower of rooms and suites, the resort features private bungalows, scheduled for a full renovation debut in 2023.
- Dreamy cabanas are available for guests to book, ideal for romantic sunset viewing.