A Beachside Hotel, Two Hawaiian Beauties Get Upgrades

NATIONAL REPORT—A historic property beachside hotel in Virginia Beach and two Hawaiian resorts are among properties that have received new looks.

The Cavalier Hotel

The Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach recently reopened its doors after a four-year, $85-million renovation.

Originally completed in 1927, every detail of the hotel has been restored revealing architectural elements and design from its past while incorporating modern-day luxury amenities.

Developed by Gold Key | PHR, the newly reimagined 85-room, 21-acre property is the latest luxury class member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The hotel has four entertainment and dining experiences: Becca, The Raleigh Room, The Hunt Room and Tarnished Truth Distillery, the first and only distillery fully integrated into a U.S. hotel, according to the company. Also on property is the full-service SeaHill Spa, the private Cavalier Beach Club, meeting rooms, a ballroom, fitness facilities, indoor pool and a museum, which will give guests a look into the hotel’s past.

Each of the 62 guestrooms and 23 suites were designed to create a residential experience. Plush fabrics, designer accents and rich finishes blend with classic architecture. Rooms are outfitted with claw foot tubs, marble baths, and high-end amenities such as monogrammed embroidered slippers, robe and towel, and Molten Brown toiletries.

Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay in Hawaii has redesigned 50 luxury, residential-style accommodations across the 24-acre Maui resort. Overseen by Dallas-based interior and architectural design firm Wilson Associates, the decor draws inspiration from the Hawaiian word Ahupua’a—meaning “from the mountains to the sea.”

The one- to three-bedroom accommodations honor the hotel’s existing architecture by mirroring the concept and story behind the resort’s signature Cane & Canoe restaurant. The comfortable and communal atmosphere found at the restaurant, as well as its wood scrollwork, woven textures and floral touches, are now also reflective within all guest accommodations.

References to Hawaii and Maui are layered within the design palette. Each accommodation features Koa wood, an endemic wood to the islands with red tones. The deep, natural color of the flooring is balanced with accents of taupe, beige and whites, representative of the sand, shells and color of nature.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

A $46-million renovation is underway at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel in Hawaii as it transforms to the soon-to-debut The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.

Already completed are updated guestrooms and an entirely new adults pool. The resort’s full completion and official debut will be in May.

The resort will be the only Westin on the Big Island.

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center’s in Austin, TX, recently completed a 30,000-sq.-ft. expansion.

The new addition includes the 15,000-sq.-ft. Zlotnik Family Ballroom, 5,000 sq. ft. of prefunction space and an additional 10,000 sq. ft. for a banquet kitchen and nine meeting rooms.

The addition brings the total event space at the location to 80,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, which includes 53 meeting rooms, accommodating up to 1,600 people. The new addition is also part of Robert B. Rowling Hall, which serves as the new home to The University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business graduate programs.

The expansion design was led by Ennead Architects and Jacobs.