1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Redefines Sustainable Luxury

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay merges luxury accommodation with a mission focused on sustainability and supporting its surrounding community. The resort is located on the cliffs of Hanalei Bay, where the St. Regis Princeville Resort once stood. Utilizing every bit of the beauty of Kauaʻi’s northern shoreline, the hotel puts nature on full display. Vines grow from the walls, flora flourishes and midcentury modern furnishings perfectly complement the overall design aesthetic of the place.

As a brand, 1 Hotels focuses on being entirely eco-sustainable. And this idea of incorporating the community and its natural splendor is apparent in everything 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay does. From the walls to the ceilings, reclaimed and locally sourced materials were used during the construction of the property. Its Good Things shop displays locally made items and crafts from Kauaʻi businesses, and even the linens are 100% sustainably sourced.

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A room at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay.
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And the rooms? They’re luxurious, with spacious bedding options and an ocean view in almost every room—even those labeled as mountain view. Many rooms come equipped with lounge-worthy couches and seating spaces, which can  make the place feel more like a home than a hotel. And the rooms are all about sustainability too. A wooden room key is used to unlock your not-so-humble abode, closet hangers are made with 100% recycled paper and even the coasters are made from recycled cork.

This mindset of sourcing locally is pushed to its delicious extremes at the property’s signature restaurant, 1 Kitchen. Serving ʻono (delicious) plates, the intimate dining experience is paired with an unforgettable view of Hanalei Bay. Even with the appetizers, the culinary staff at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay shows its dedication to using everything local. The kanpachi crudo is a standout among its first course servings. Using

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