KWC Management, LLC, the hospitality investment management company of Kemmons Wilson Companies, LLC, announced today that it has acquired the Montage Kapalua Bay, a luxury resort located on Maui, Hawaii. The acquisition, which closed on November 16, 2023, is the latest in a series of strategic investments by KWC Management in the Hawaiian hospitality market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Montage Kapalua Bay into our portfolio,” stated Webb Wilson, CEO of KWC Management. “Since first setting foot on Hawaiian soil in the early 1980s, I have been captivated by the islands’ natural beauty, deep-rooted culture, and warm hospitality. Bringing Montage Kapalua Bay into the KWC Management family allows us to further our dedication to providing exceptional experiences while preserving the unique essence of Hawaii.”
Montage Kapalua Bay, nestled amidst the breathtaking scenery of West Maui, has consistently garnered accolades as one of the top resorts in Hawaii, renowned for its luxurious accommodations, world-class amenities, and personalized service. The resort’s 146 residential-style, multi-bedroom suites offer guests an unparalleled level of comfort and privacy, while its four renowned restaurants, a rejuvenating spa, and enriching cultural programs provide a wealth of opportunities for relaxation, culinary exploration, and cultural immersion.
Under KWC Management’s stewardship, Montage Kapalua Bay will continue to uphold its commitment to exceptional guest experiences while fostering a deeper connection with the local community. The company intends to actively engage with the surrounding neighborhoods, supporting local businesses and initiatives, and promoting Hawaiian culture and traditions.
A Storied Resort
The Montage Kapalua Bay has consistently been ranked among the top resorts in Maui and throughout the state of Hawaii. The resort is known for its stunning oceanfront location, its luxurious accommodations, and its world-class amenities. The resort also has a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, which aligns with KWC Management’s values.
A Commitment to Community
KWC Management is committed to being a good neighbor to the Maui community. The company intends to find ways to be involved in caring for the displaced residents and community of West Maui. Under KWC Management’s ownership, the resort will continue to offer programming that enlightens guests on Hawaiian cultural practices and history and benefits their personal wellness and renewal.
A Bright Future
KWC Management is excited to add the Montage Kapalua Bay to its portfolio. The company believes that the resort has a bright future and is committed to investing in its continued success.
About KWC Management
KWC Management is a leading hospitality investment management company with a portfolio of over 100 hospitality assets globally. The company has a proven track record of investing in and operating successful hospitality businesses. KWC Management is committed to providing its guests with an exceptional experience and to being a responsible corporate citizen.
About Kemmons Wilson Companies
Kemmons Wilson Companies is a diversified family-owned company with over 100 years of history. The company is best known for founding the Holiday Inn hotel chain. Kemmons Wilson Companies is also a leading investor in real estate, energy, and other industries.
Impact on the Maui Community
The acquisition of the Montage Kapalua Bay is expected to have a positive impact on the Maui community. The resort is a major employer on Maui and is a significant contributor to the local economy. KWC Management’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility is also expected to benefit the community.
Additional Benefits of the Acquisition
In addition to the direct economic benefits of the acquisition, the Montage Kapalua Bay is also expected to provide several other benefits to the Maui community. These include:
- Increased tourism: The resort’s reputation as a premier destination is expected to attract more visitors to Maui, which will benefit local businesses.
- Job creation: The resort is a major employer on Maui, and KWC Management is committed to maintaining and even expanding the resort’s workforce.
- Support of local businesses: The resort is committed to sourcing goods and services from local businesses whenever possible.
- Community outreach: KWC Management is committed to being a good neighbor to the Maui community. The company intends to find ways to be involved in caring for the displaced residents and community of West Maui. Under KWC Management’s ownership, the resort will continue to offer programming that enlightens guests on Hawaiian cultural practices and history and benefits their personal wellness and renewal.
The acquisition of the luxurious Montage Kapalua Bay is a significant milestone for KWC Management. The company is excited to be a part of the Maui community and is committed to investing in the continued success of the resort.