Auberge at Mauna Lani


RIM was Architect of Record for the newly opened Mauna Lani Hotel, located on the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii. As the first Auberge Resorts property in the Aloha State, this popular, luxury hotel was thoughtfully redesigned to celebrate the history, archaeology, nature, and culture that make this site unique. The centerpiece of its cultural heritage is the 15-acre fishpond complex, dating back to the 1200s. Mauna Lani, which means “mountains reaching heaven,” is also home to 27 parks and two historic trails sprinkled with ancient artifacts.

The famous Canoe House, which is the resort’s iconic signature restaurant, was largely preserved structurally, maintaining the large volume ceilings and heavy timber beams. The interior and exterior spaces, including the central bar, are completely new with a wide range of casual seating opportunities and exquisite décor. The Canoe House is recognized as the kitchen where modern Hawaiian cuisine pioneer Alan Wong made his mark. Canoe House is carrying on this tradition under Chef Matt Raso.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Role Architect of Record, Construction Administration
Client DHL Mahi Associates LLC, an affiliate of California company ProspectHill Group
program 333 guest rooms, suites and private bungalows, three new pools, including one with an infinity-edge for adults only, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa