Get in on the ground floor of luxury at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.
When supreme beings of leisure touch down on the magic isle, their desired dwelling naturally befits an already charmed life. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea offers the ultimate beach habitat where the travel elite can blissfully ensconce in luxurious respite.
Th e tony resort’s Lokelani presidential suite is a three-bedroom modern splendor bathed in natural light. While pops of turquoise and orange keep the main living area playful, the adjoining rooms exude a more mature, tailored feel with earthier tones of aubergine and mossy citrine. Th e suite is lavished with thoughtful and textured details: sculptural chandeliers that punctuate the dining areas, statement pieces throughout that give a nod to mid-century style, and the master bathroom’s sleek circular tub against a gorgeous tile mosaic in endless shades of blue.
With a living space that sprawls 4,500 square feet, the suite also comes with a more expansive private garden where guests can witness breathtaking sunsets over the deep blue Pacific. Acclaimed BraytonHughes Design Studio, who has globally shaped the luxury brand’s refined aesthetic, fashioned a $3 million revamp of the Lokelani along with the Maile suite (the hotel’s first multi-bedroom accommodation) in 2014. Art consultant Julie Cline curated vibrant Hawai`i-inspired pieces that can make any enthusiast swoon. But perhaps the Lokelani’s most coveted feature is the 2,500 square feet of alfresco living where two fire pit lounges and a handcrafted pergola beg for cozy evenings of stories and stargazing with the family.
With a stunning nightly rate of up to $18,500 at peak season, the Lokelani presidential suite is a sumptuous indulgence that includes stellar amenities—daily breakfasts in the suite or at DUO restaurant, a spa treatment for every adult guest, unlimited laundry, and airport and hotel transportation. There’s also a well-equipped game room and handsomely appointed kitchenette with a butler.
In quintessential Four Seasons style, the Lokelani experience delivers virtually flawless personal service. This is where guest experience manager, Shermaine Rodrigues, makes extraordinary the norm. It has been 14 years since Rodrigues joined the company as a concierge and in September 2014, the new position was created for her to personally manage all top-tier clientele akin to a fairy godmother. Whether it’s building a basketball court for a young sports fanatic, organizing a Polynesian jungle-themed laser tag during a time of inclement weather, or creating a transformative new moon ceremony with an old cauldron, she is known as some kind of miracle worker who orchestrates “wow experiences” on a daily basis.
When a distressed call came from a loyal Four Seasons guest, who chose another destination for an anniversary trip that was cut short due to various issues, the suite happened to be available and was immediately booked for the rest their trip. “We realized we needed to save his anniversary,” Rodrigues says. To make the arrival experience different from the typical welcome, the couple entered the suite through the garden where a guitarist, a hula dancer and a lei greeter awaited them. Rodrigues also arranged a romantic, private dinner for the couple at the Serenity Pool. Needless to say, the anniversary mission was a success.
Th e private after-hours function at the Serenity Pool is indeed part of the suite amenities, which, is priced at $6,500 on its own. “Though we can provide them with dinner, we don’t want to limit them to that,” Rodrigues shares. “We do include food and some beverages but we’ll work to customize an experience that is worthwhile.” Some guests use the perk to entertain and indulge in a night swim.
“The sky is the limit when people have the resources and they dream up something,” Rodrigues says. “If they’re willing to commit, I’ll take the time to learn how to make it happen.”
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