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The St. Regis Princeville Resort on the island of Kauai

The St. Regis Princeville Resort is located on Kauai’s north shore above Hanalei Bay, on a lush green sea cliff with one of Hawaii’s most glorious views of the Pacific Ocean and the mystical Namolokama Mountain.

Hawaii's first and only St. Regis, a brand renowned for its opulence and service, opened in late 2009, following a multimillion-dollar transformation of the original 1960's Princeville Hotel, which gives it a closer proximity to the beach than most modern Hawaiian hotels and also stunning mountain views of the landmark peak Makana.

The resort is a part of the Starwood Luxury Privileges Program, as well as a Virtuoso 'Best of the Best' Property, although current rumors/news indicates the hotel is being sold and may end of being taken out of the Marriott/Starwood portfolio.

But as of right now, you can still get amazing value for your next trip so be sure to read more for highlights of the value-added amenities and differences between the two programs below.

St. Regis Princeville Resort highlights include:
  • 252 luxurious rooms, including 41 Prince Junior Suites, seven St.Regis Ocean View Suites, one Signature Bali Hai Suite, one Presidential Suite and one Royal Suite
  • Over 90% of rooms with ocean views
  • Hallmark St. Regis Butler Service with premium suites
  • A redesigned pool and beach service with cabanas and ocean side massage treatments
    • 5,000-square-foot infinity pool and three whirlpools sit near the beach overlooking Hanalei Bay.  There is also a kids pool.
  • Four restaurants, including Kauai Grill by Master Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • 45 holes of Robert Trent Jones II designed championship golf, newly renovated Makai Course and the award winning Prince Course
  • Helele’a Spa featuring twelve beautifully appointment treatment rooms, hydro therapy, steam and sauna rooms, relaxation lounge, full-service salon and a 24-hour fitness room

If you're planning a stay here, be sure to check out the SPG Luxury Privileges Program or Virtuoso Amenities that can only be booked by a qualified travel advisor, such as The Family Travel Guy:

SPG Luxury Privileges Client Benefits:
  • $100 Hotel credit per stay
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for Two in Makana Terrace
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability
Virtuoso Amenities For 2018:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
Virtuoso Amenities For 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental Breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant Makana Terrace (Should Virtuoso guests opt for the Buffet Breakfast, they may do so for an additional $10/person plus taxes and gratuities.)
  • $100 Resort/Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
The SPG Luxury Privileges Program value-added amenities and Virtuoso amenities are pretty much identical with some small differences, so depending on the rate either option could be of benefit for your next trip here.

We last visited the resort on a cloudy overcast day and missed out on the awe-inspiring views, but still were impressed by the views and amenities at the St. Regis Princeville.

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