The modern decor, created from locally sourced materials and products, highlight the artisans’ handicrafts that are on display throughout the property. Without a doubt, Morimoto Maui is the shining star and the must-try restaurant on Maui. The open-air restaurant with its amazing sunset views is just as breathtaking as the rest of the hotel and the dishes and cocktails served lend to the eco-friendly atmosphere created. The restaurant, led by world-renowned celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, truly embodies sustainability without forgoing the culinary finesse. Blending Hawaiian and Japanese traditions, Morimotos’ masterful ability to create a locally sourced menu that is impeccably fresh and abundant in flavor is something that must be experienced. Also, the cocktail program created by Oahu native and acclaimed mixologist Julie Reiner is equally impressive. She utilizes fresh, locally sourced fruits, spirits and spices in her recipes and they are sure to quench anyone’s need for thirst and luxury.
The Andaz Resort has shown what the future holds for Maui with larger hotel groups and properties. Following their lead by not only providing luxury accommodations for their guests but also respecting the local landscape is how large hotels should move in the environmental space. Indeed becoming a partner to the island and not merely another corporation will only enviably enhance the majestic island.