Kilolani Spa at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Wailea, Hawaii
February 2024
50,000 ft2
Scope of Services
  • Concept/Ideation
  • Design Development Support
  • Planning
  • Marketing Support
  • Launch Support
  • Operational Mentorship

This iconic spa that redefined the North American spa experience has been fully re-contextualized into a modern wellness destination.

The largest spa in the Hawaiian Islands, spanning 50,000 square feet with 40 elegant and adaptable treatment environments and world-class amenities, Kilolani Spa harnesses the pioneering vision and lasting heritage of the original incarnation, yet fully re-engineered to celebrate the natural environment, a clear sense of place and a distinctly social and spontaneous dimension that delivers diverse experiences that reflect a deep reverence for nature, active lifestyles and authentic healing practices.

Inspired by the Kilolani, Hawaiian stargazers who used the moon to guide daily life, the spa seamlessly blends indoor, outdoor, and blended spaces, rooted in the soul and spirit of Maui. The entry portal serves as a multi-sensory decompression zone, grounding guests in their spa experience by highlighting distinctive aspects of Hawaiian culture and healing arts traditions.

The Hydrothermal Garden offers gender-specific zones for open-air contrast bathing circuits, featuring hydrotherapy showers, a steam room, sauna, and Hydrotherapy Pool with a nearby cold plunge. Shifting into a newly created mixed-gender environment, the Vitality Pool offers a restorative flotation pool, flanked by Halotherapy-infused infrared saunas.

Introducing Hawaii’s first Hammam, Kilolani Spa reimagines this timeless multicultural ritual with a Hawaiian twist, infusing local design elements and indigenous remedies to amplify the experience, whether in self-directed fashion, or provided by a therapist in a private treatment annex.

The Reflection Lounge replaces the original relaxation Lanai offering diverse seating options and complimentary refreshments amidst panoramic coastal views.

Inside, the Meditation Lounge features loungers equipped with imbedded vibration and acoustic resonance technology within a dark and cool sanctuary for deep rest and recovery.

Kilolani Spa truly embodies our commitment to honoring Maui’s rich wellness culture, while embracing the modern innovations of the spa industry. We look forward to offering our guests personalized treatments imbued with local influences, natural ingredients, and the aloha spirit.

JP Oliver, Managing Director
Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort