By T. Foster Jones
WHEN YOU TRAVEL, there are places to
stay and then there are those rare hotels and
resorts that not only heighten the enjoyment
factor of your visit, they become an integral
part of the experience. The Ritz-Carlton,
Kapalua, on Maui, Costco Travel’s newest
partner, offers just that, and more.
Located on Maui’s northwest shore, nestled amid lush foliage and encompassing rolling hills and a beautiful beachfront, in the
midst of a century-old pineapple plantation,
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua provides a rare
opportunity to experience a different view of
Maui. Sitting on an amazing 23,000 acres of
property from mountains to ocean, the property features unspoiled landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and swaying coconut palms. One
of just two luxury properties on Maui, The
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is a memorable tropical
getaway where world-class service converges
with captivating island culture.
Already an internationally renowned
establishment, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
recently completed an extensive $180 million
transformation. Added were new furnishings
and amenities, including dark wood floors,
flat-screen televisions, new marble bathrooms
with showers and separate tubs, beautiful artwork and spacious lanais, to close to 500 guest
rooms, Club Level accommodations and one-and two-bedroom Residential Suites.
The new 17,500-square-foot Ritz-Carlton
Spa, which provides a range of spa and salon
services, has 15 treatment rooms offering
Hawaiian-inspired treatments, private outdoor shower gardens, two outdoor couples
hale (cabanas) and relaxation areas resembling volcanic stone grottos with whirlpools,
steam rooms and saunas. There is also a new
fitness center and yoga/movement studio
with views of the Pacific Ocean, currently
available 24 hours daily.
Framed by two championship golf
courses, this exclusive hotel is the annual
home of the PGA Tour season-opening SBS
Championship. If you need to work on your
game, the Kapalua Golf Academy, one of the
best teaching academies in Hawaii, is on-site.
PLACES TO GO. PRICES YOU’LL LOVE.
QUALITY | VALUE | EXPERIENCE | WOW!
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will give you a
whole new perspective on Maui.
And while there is direct access to D. T.
Fleming Beach Park, offering a variety of
ocean activities, you may never want to leave
the resort’s swimming area, which features a
10,000-square-foot tri-level swimming pool,
a 20,000-square-foot sundeck and a new children’s pool.
The offering to Costco members is a significant one. “The Ritz-Carlton is a world-renowned high-end brand that doesn’t
partner with just anyone,” says Richard
Murphy, Hawaii buyer for Costco Travel. “But
they were thrilled to partner with us, because
they saw how sophisticated Costco members
are in their travel purchases. For us, it was a
perfect fit because of the extremely high quality and brand recognition, and the value we
are able to offer.
“Costco members expect exceptional
quality at an affordable price,” Richard continues. “Also, Costco members expect a high
standard of service and for issues, if any, to be
resolved in the utmost professional manner.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua follows the same
philosophy with its guests. This is Costco
Travel’s first luxury property in the state of
Hawaii, and we’re assured Costco members
will appreciate the immaculate service and
exquisite attention to detail for which the
Ritz-Carlton brand is known.
“We are thrilled to partner with this world-class brand at this quintessential Hawaiian destination. Our members will be too.” C
THE RI TZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
MAUI: THE RITZ-CARLTON,
KAPALUA LUXURY PACKAGE
Five-Night Package Includes:
• Alamo intermediate rental car
• Garden-View Suite One-Bedroom
• $500 resort credit (per room)
from $1,149 per person* Valid for travel through 6/30/10. Includes savings and added values of $250 per person
For complete vacation details and
to book online, visit Costco.com.
1-877-849-2730 | Costco.com
The Costco Connection
Costco Travel offers dozens of vacation
packages to the beautiful Hawaiian islands
of Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. For
complete vacation details and to book online,
visit the “Travel” section of Costco.com or
call toll-free 1-877-849-2730.
*Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes hotel taxes. Rental car includes unlimited mileage, one additional drive fee, all taxes and service fees. It does not include gasoline, underage/additional drive charges, optional insurance charges, upgrades, overtime, drop charges or infant-child seats. Price is valid for travel as speci;ed and is valid for new bookings only. Price and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Cancellation and change fees may apply. Travel purchases are not included in the Executive Membership 2% Reward program. Seasonal surcharges, availability, blackout dates and restrictions might apply. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any inaccuracies or typographical errors. Costco Travel is registered as a seller of travel in each of the states listed: California registration number: CS T 2054248-50 • Florida registration number: ST 32555 • Hawaii registration number: TAR 5595 • Iowa registration number: TA 620 • Nevada Seller of Travel registration number: 2007-0066 • Washington registration number: WST 602042600. Registration as a California Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the state.
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