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THE RITZ-CARLTON CLUB UNVEILS RESIDENCE MODEL AT KAPALUA RESORT

KAPALUA RESORT, Maui – May 21, 2008 – The Ritz-Carlton Club, Kapalua Bay, the luxurious fractional real estate offering being developed at the world-class Kapalua Resort, has unveiled its residence model for those seeking a Maui vacation home ownership experience.

 

The 2,253-square-foot, fully furnished three-bedroom, three-bathroom Club residence showcases elegant island-influenced design elements, superb craftsmanship and enticing lifestyle amenities that will be available when The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay opens in April 2009.

 

“We have been describing The Ritz-Carlton Club lifestyle that is coming to Kapalua, and now future Members can see our vision,” said Merrill Yavinsky, regional vice president of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Hawaii. “When you see the magnificent oceanfront setting coupled with the style and ambience that Ritz-Carlton is creating, those who love coming to Maui can envision spending several weeks here every year.”

 

Hawaii’s first fractional offering, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Kapalua Bay, is comprised of 62 fully furnished, two- and three-bedroom residences with interior floor plans ranging from 1,912 to 2,257 square feet. Club residences are being sold in deeded, one-twelfth fractional ownership interests, giving Members the opportunity to stay 21 days per year, while enjoying the personal services of a dedicated concierge staff in The Ritz-Carlton tradition.

 

Members will enjoy services that include twice daily housekeeping, pre-arrival provisioning of the residence, unpacking of garments, and scheduling of tee times and activities, along with reciprocal use privileges at other Ritz-Carlton Club locations worldwide. Each Club residence will feature a private garden entryway, gourmet kitchen, and spacious covered lanai opening to ocean and sunset views. Prices start at $350,000 per interest.

 

In conjunction with the model opening, The Ritz-Carlton recently hosted a reception for Maui realtors and brokers. “We wanted to show the local real estate community the opportunities Ritz-Carlton is bringing to Kapalua and let them see the model firsthand. The response was extremely positive,” continued Yavinsky.

 

For many of the 200 guests, it was their first visit to The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay. Realtor Adam Falb commented, “I think it’s a fabulous project. All the residences will have ocean views which is very critical for all the buyers that I work with.” Broker Dean Otto, who was familiar with the new development, added, “I’m very impressed with the quality of the product we’ve seen here.”

 

Also being developed concurrently at the spectacular 24-acre oceanfront site is the private ownership offering of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua Bay. These 84 residences will feature distinctive and inviting three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 3,002 to 4,271 square feet, and complemented by panoramic ocean views with islands Molokai and Lanai in the backdrop.

 

For those seeking a year-round residence in Maui’s premier resort setting, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kapalua Bay will offer an elegantly crafted home with all the lifestyle benefits, comforts and amenities that are the hallmark of The Ritz-Carlton. Prices start at $4 million per residence.

 

Club Members and Residence Owners will also be Members of The Kapalua Club, enjoying exclusive access to an on-site private 6,100 square-foot beach club and 8,500 square-foot lagoon-shaped pool with indoor/outdoor grill and bar. Other perks include privileged access to the new 25,000 square-foot Spa at Kapalua being built on site, and extraordinary golf and dining benefits at Kapalua Resort, including cart fee only play and advanced tee times at the renowned Bay and Plantation Courses.

 

The Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, Kapalua Bay is being developed by Maui Land & Pineapple Company Inc., The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Exclusive Resorts.

 

For more information, please visit www.kapaluabay.com

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