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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Hotel Contact:
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743-9796
United States
Main: 808-885-6622
Email: Email Hotel Susan Bredo
Resort Marketing Manager: Susan Bredo
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.0
Chain Independent
Opened 1983
Renovated 2014
Guest Rooms 341
Kings/Suites/Doubles 212 / 23 / 108
Room Rates High $419 - 1959 Low $199 - 1500
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
Ideal Group Size 500
Max Group Size 600


Resort Fee $30
Room Tax 10.25%
Sales Tax 4.166%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 10,800ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 18,800ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 29,600ft²

Airport Proximity

Kona International Airport
35 min 23 miles (37 km)


Business center
professional lighting and sound systems
meeting equipment and audiovisual support.


Two 18-hole golf courses
fitness club
tennis courts
jogging and biking trails
sandy beach
on-site whale watching
ocean sports
year-round children’s camp
guided history and nature tours
and classes in Hawaiian weaving
and lei making.


Parker Ranch
Mookini Heiau
hiking in Waipio and Pololu Valleys
and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Ocean Bar & Grill
The Bay Terrace Restaurant
The CanoeHouse Restaurant

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $40 Cont. $27
Lunch Buffet $65 Plated $55
Dinner Buffet $120 Plated $110
Coffee Break $10
2-Hour Open Bar $39
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Hale Hoaloha Pavilion 1,003 36.6 x 27.4 5 10,800 120 x 90 18 600 900 600 1,000 0 0 0 0
Hamakua Rom 56 9.1 x 6.1 3 600 30 x 20 10 25 35 30 30 20 15 16 0
Hilo Room 56 9.1 x 6.1 3 600 30 x 20 10 30 50 30 50 20 15 16 0
Kohala Room 56 9.1 x 6.1 3 600 30 x 20 10 30 50 30 50 20 15 16 0
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Mauna Lani Fact Sheet
Posted August 1, 2014

Mauna Lani Resort sits oceanfront on the finest stretch of shoreline on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Located 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport, this resort features 30 oceanfront acres and three miles of secluded shoreline. The resort includes the luxurious Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Mauna Lani Spa and the Francis H I’i. Brown Golf Courses.

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: The 341 guestrooms and suites, were recently renovated as of 2014 and have a tropical ambiance with all rooms featuring private lanais. All guest rooms and suites provides a desk & chairs, coffee table, couch, two phones, WiFi and high speed internet access, 47” LED HD TV, personal bar, his and hers marble basins, electronic safe; double and king size beds, refrigerator, clock radio, make-up mirror, hair dryer, flashlight, umbrella, robes and slippers.

BUNGALOWS: The Bungalows were completely renovated in 2012. They are secluded yet conveniently located within a minute’s walk of the hotel lobby. Privacy is maintained with a gated driveway and private access to the beach. Each bungalow features 4,000 square feet of living space, including two master bedrooms, three baths, a private swimming pool, whirlpool spa and a spacious lanai. Bungalows also feature a full kitchen.

MAUNA LANI GOLF: Mauna Lani Resort features two 18-hole courses, the championship Francis H. I’i Brown North and South. Carved from ancient lava fields, the oceanside golf courses are rated among the most beautiful resort courses in the world. The South Course was home to Annual Senior Skins Game from 1989 - 2000. Mauna Lani is rated one of the Top 10 Environmentally Friendly Courses by Golf Magazine.

MAUNA LANI SPA, SALON & SPORTS CLUB: The garden area of the spa resembles a Hawaiian village with thatched hale for treatments -- two large enough for couples, one with a Vichy shower, two natural lava saunas, a meditation pavilion and a fragrance garden. Indoor area includes beauty and treatment rooms, locker rooms, steam showers, saunas and a retail boutique.
The Sports Club offers fitness class, a state of the art work-out facility, lap pool and Tennis Club.

MAUNA LANI DINING & ACTIVITIES: Mauna Lani offers a myriad of dining options and activities for the entire family. The open-air Bay Terrace is available for Breakfast. Poolside service is available at the Ocean Bar and Grill serving lunch and dinner. The signature ocean front CanoeHouse features Hawaiian Regional Cuisine. Activities include water sports, catamaran sails, scuba, snorkeling, cycling, fitness, cultural activities and much more.

Mauna Lani is known for its long-standing devotion to preserving and enhancing the cultural history of Hawai'i. Danny "Kaniela" Akaka is the compass or spiritual guide at Mauna Lani, overseeing the resort's effort to spread the wisdom of Hawaiian culture, particularly the rich heritage of Kalahuipua'a. The resort is nationally recognized for its successful honu (green sea turtle) program, monthly full-moon Twilight at Kalahuipua'a talk-story celebrations, extraordinary endemic, indigenous and introduced plant life surrounding its ancient fishponds and the Eva Parker Woods Cottage (Hawaiian Museum).
Mauna Lani Spa
Posted August 1, 2014
Mauna Lani Spa celebrates and complements the geographic wonders unique to Hawaii Island. From the snowy peaks of Mauna Kea to the flowing lava of Kilauea Crater, the spa’s architecture, finishes, treatments and services draw from the colorful history and mythology of the land.

The land where Mauna Lani Spa sits is known as Kalahuipua’a, a place of spiritual power and energy (mana) where Hawaiian royalty used to escape to rejuvenate their health and spirit.

Built among ancient lava, Mauna Lani Spa resembles a peaceful Hawaiian village with outdoor thatched hale (huts) for treatments. A Hawaiian medicinal garden with lemongrass, tea leaves and Kukui nut bring soothing and healing elements to the environment.

The elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water influence the treatments and experiences, such as mud wraps using volcanic ash, hot stone therapies and seaweed wraps and baths.

Mauna Lani Spa is the only spa throughout the Hawaiian Islands to offer both the Lava Sauna Experience and the Lava Watsu Experience.

Mauna Lani Spa’s unique open-air Lava Sauna Experience is the perfect way to experience the spiritual powers of the surroundings. The 50-minute treatment includes an application of black volcanic clay to the body and signature Cocanilla body oil to leave you refreshed, and revitalized.

Often described as underwater shiatsu, the Lava Watsu Experience is a passive form of aquatic body work that supports and gently moves your body through warm water in graceful, fluid movements. This relaxing meditative treatment is designed to bring total tranquility as your therapist supports, stretches and massages you. Calming underwater acoustics add to this soothing experience. The design of Mauna Lani Spa’s Watsu replicates the experience of being inside a lava tube.

Mauna Lani Spa also features nine indoor treatment rooms including a deluxe suite for couples with a steam bath and whirlpool, manicure and pedicure facilities, facial rooms, a full-service hair and beauty salon and spa boutique.

For more information about Mauna Lani Spa and to view the spa menu visit 808-881-7922

Media Contact:
Susan Bredo
Resort Marketing Manager
Mauna Lani Bay, An Eco-Friendly Resort
Posted August 1, 2014
Mauna Lani was named one of “World’s Top Earth-Friendly Getaways” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine in 2008 (the only year they issued this award). The award-winning Hawaii Island resort was recognized as one of the world’s top luxury, eco-friendly beach destinations, and is the only beach resort in the United States named in the collection.

In 2014 the resort continues to be a leader . “Since opening 31 years ago, Mauna Lani has been at the forefront of environmental stewardship in the resort industry,” said Rodney Ito, General Manager. “As we continue to add new amenities and programs, we always do so with an eye toward remaining true to the Hawaiian practice of malama ’aina, or responsible stewardship of the land. Preserving Hawaii’s resources, environment and culture is an important aspect of the resort experience at Mauna Lani and it resonates with our guests who are inspired to come back year after year.”

Mauna Lani Resort is generating 1,052,250 kWh of green power as of June 2013.
Mauna Lani’s solar energy innovations have earned the resort the distinction of generating the most solar electric power of any luxury resort in the world. Covering three acres, the photovoltaic system provides operating power and supplies the majority of the resort’s daytime water pumping power requirements. It is estimated that over the 25-year lifetime of the photovoltaic system, the solar-generated electricity will reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by almost 12,000 tons.

Mauna Lani’s Catering team has created a menu of eco-friendly inclusions for meetings and events. A unique sustainable ‘Epicurean 808’ menu incorporates products harvested within a radius of 100 miles of the hotel.

The golf water system for Mauna Lani Resort’s Francis H.I’i Brown Golf Courses pumps more than three million gallons of brackish water per day and waters 38 golf holes. In addition, there are two maintenance warehouses, a cart barn, and an 8,000 square foot air-conditioned pro-shop.
During peak hours a large percentage of the electricity required by the golf operation is provided by solar. These solar systems spare the environment from thousands of tons of harmful emissions (NOx, SOx and CO2), and also generate internal rates of return above 20%.

On the greens, the use of drought-resistant Salam Seashore Paspalum grass requires considerably less fertilizer and herbicides, and also contributes to the resort’s environmentally-friendly golf operation.

At Mauna Lani Spa, a photovoltaic system operates a one-of-a-kind lava watsu pool where spa-goers can experience an aquatic body therapy complete with underwater acoustics, lighting effects, mild temperature salt water and a cascading waterfall.

Condé Nast Traveler recognizes Mauna Lani’s green sea turtle program as an ecotourism attraction. Since 1989, in collaboration with Sea Life Park, Mauna Lani Bay has raised juvenile honu (turtle) in its saltwater ponds until they are large enough to be released in the wild. The honu are part of the resort’s fishing feeding tour designed to raise awareness of the endangered species. In addition, each Fourth of July, Mauna Lani releases healthy juvenile honu into the ocean as part of their annual Turtle Independence Day celebration. Since the program’s inception, more than 200 juvenile honu have been released into the wild.

Mauna Lani Resort has also been recognized by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) for significantly advancing development of the green power market. Mauna Lani first won this award in 2004 and continues to excel at protecting the environment. Mauna Lani was also the recipient of the Green Business Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the Hawaii Hotel Association, the Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism, and the Hawaii Department of Health. The resort also won the ‘Keep It Hawaii’ Kahili Award for the Kalahuipua‘a Fishponds.

Susan Bredo
Resort Marketing Manager
Mauna Lani Accolades
Posted August 1, 2014
• 2014 TRAVEL + LEISURE - World’s Best Awards
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is ranked in the Top 25 Hawaii Resorts by
Travel + Leisure magazine’s Reader Poll. Aug 2014

Mauna Lani consistently earns outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers.

• 2014 CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER – Reader’s Choice, Best Spas in the World
Mauna Lani Spa is ranked #5 in the Top 15 Spas in Hawaii. March 2014

• 2014 GOLF WEEK MAGAZINE - Best Courses to Play
Mauna Lani is ranked as one of the Best Courses to Play in Hawaii. March 2014

• 2013 GOLF WEEK MAGAZINE - Best Courses to Play
Mauna Lani is ranked as one of the Best Courses to Play. May 2013

• 2013 CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER - Top 270 Spas in North America, Caribbean and at Sea
Mauna Lani Spa is ranked in the Top 10 Spas in Hawaii. March 2013

• 2013 TRAVEL + LEISURE - World’s Best T+L 500
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is ranked #2 on the Island of Hawaii by
Travel + Leisure magazine’s T + L 500 List. Jan 2013

• 2012 TRAVEL + LEISURE - World’s Best Awards
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is ranked in the “Top 10” Hawaii Resorts by Travel +
Leisure magazine’s Reader Poll. Aug 2012

• 2012 CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER - Top 270 Spas in North America
Mauna Lani Spa is ranked in the Top 20 Spas in Hawaii. May 2012

• 2012 GOLF WEEK MAGAZINE - Best Courses to Play
Mauna Lani is ranked as one of the Best Courses to Play. May 2012

• 2012 CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER - Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World
Mauna Lani Bay is ranked in the Top 10 Hawaii Golf Resorts. April 2012

• 2012 TRAVEL + LEISURE - World's Best T+L 500
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is ranked in the Top Hawaii resorts by by Travel +
Leisure magazine's T + L 500 List. Jan 2012

• 2011 GOLF DIGEST - 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is ranked as one of the best golf resorts by Golf
Digest. Nov 2011
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows - Top 10 US Luxury Hotel by TripAdvisor
Posted August 1, 2013
For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Susan Bredo
Communications Manager
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Phone: 808-885-1473
email: [email][/email]

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
HONORED AS BEST TOP 10 Luxury Hotels in the US IN THE

KOHALA COAST, HAWAII - The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows was chosen as a 'Best Luxury Hotel by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers' Choice awards. Now in its eighth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards honor the world's best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best - real travelers.

Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on and content from across the web.

"Inspired by the millions of trusted traveler reviews and opinions on, the Travelers' Choice awards have once again highlighted the finest hotels in the world," said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "

About Mauna Lani
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows sits oceanfront on the Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawai'i. Located 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport the hotel is part of the Mauna Lani Resort which features the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Mauna Lani Spa and the Francis H. I'i Brown Golf Courses. For reservations call 800-367-2323 or visit [url][/url].
The Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay
Posted March 1, 2013
Renovation Completed in 2013
The Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay

Your Hawaiian Home Away From Home For those seeking blissful seclusion and relaxed Hawaiian luxury, look no further than The Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay.

Wide-open views of the clear blue Pacific Ocean contrast with the lush greens of the surrounding golf course. There are five Bungalows, which have recently undergone a significant renovation, each offering 4,000 square feet resplendent living space and thoughtfully styled with elegant modern-day Hawaiian artistry. The Bungalows truly invite you to live, work and play in this Hawaiian home away from home. The Bungalows are located adjacent to the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel but in their own private, secluded area. Guests can enjoy all the resort’s amenities, or choose to take advantage of peaceful isolation.

Each Bungalow is named after a tropical Hawaiian flower: Orchid, Bird of Paradise, Heliconia, Plumeria and Hibiscus. The theme of the flower is carried through each Bungalow, from the landscaping to custom-made headboards for each bed.
Relax in your private plunge pool and Jacuzzi before settling into a lounge to soak up the deliciously warm climate. Have Mauna Lani’s award-winning chefs create a farm-to-table menu, just for you. Or, take advantage of the full service kitchen and outdoor barbeque grill for your own island entertaining.

Each Bungalow features:
• Two spacious bedrooms with elegant four-poster beds, 46-inch televisions
• Two exquisite master bathrooms with indoor and outdoor rain showers, pedestal bathtubs and outdoor meditation gardens.
• Relaxed open living floor plan with state-of-the-art entertainment system, 65-inch LED HD television, latest Apple iMac desktop computer and high-speed internet access.
• Modern full kitchen and outdoor barbeque grill.
• Private outdoor plunge pool and Jacuzzi.
• Expansive pool lanai for entertaining.
• Private gated entry and pool access.

The Ocean View Bungalows are available for $4,000 and- $4,500 during the Holiday Season per night (plus taxes) and the Ocean Front Bungalows are available for $4,500 and $5,000 during the Holiday Season per night (plus taxes).

Included in a Bungalow stay are:
• Round-trip transportation to and from Kona International Airport.
• Two 80-minute Hawaiian massages.
• A pantry stocked with delicious fruits and snacks.
• Daily breakfast for Six at the popular Bay Terrace restaurant.

Media Contact:
Susan Bredo
Resort Marketing Manager